Azerbaijan’s civil aviation sector: a confident look ahead

On December 7, 2019, the world will mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which laid the foundation for the creation of the International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO. This seventh December day is also declared as the International Civil Aviation Day.

List of the most punctual airlines announced in Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, Azerbaijan, ranked the most punctual airlines in November 2019, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport informed Trend.

Russia’s IrAero Airlines launches Irkutsk – Karshi direct flights

Starting December 18, IrAero Airlines, Russia, will start flying to Karshi, Uzbekistan.

Novaport, Tashkent do not agree in terms

According to Kommersant, Russia, negotiations between Novaport, Russia, and the Uzbek authorities aimed to reconstruct several airports in Uzbekistan have reached an impasse.

FlyArystan Airlines offers over one million passenger seats for spring-summer 2020

FlyArystan is pleased to announce the opening of sales of over one million passenger seats for the spring-summer season name for the flights to be operated from March 29 through October 24, 2020.

AIR ASTANA launches international air ticket sales

On the eve of the New Year, the airline opened the sale of its air tickets with a 30% discount on economy class passenger seats and up to 50% discount on business class air tickets. The promotion is valid until December 15, 2019, and you can go on a trip from January 15 through May 31, 2020. The exception is holidays during Nauryz.

Uzbekistan Airways launches charter flights to Maldives

Uzbekistan Airways together with Aznur Travel LLC starts operating its direct charter flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Male, Maldives – Tashkent.

Average airfare for domestic flights decreased by 12% in Kazakhstan

In order to fulfill the order of the Head of State regarding the decrease of prices for air transportation, domestic airlines have already reduced the average cost of air ticket on domestic routes by 12%.

Kazakhstan to expand air communication with Finland and Bahrain

On December 3, 2019, a delegation of Kazakhstan had negotiations with the aviation authorities of Finland and Bahrain, the press service of the Civil Aviation Committee informed.

Uzbekistan Airways becomes leader in Russian Vnukovo Airport’s punctuality rating

Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia, compiled a Punctuality Rating of Airlines based on the results of the spring-summer season of 2019, in which Uzbek Airlines won in two categories at once, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.

Al-Jazeera Airways ready to cooperate with Tajik airlines

Issues of establishing cooperation between Al-Jazeera Airways, Kuwait and Tajik airlines were discussed the day before in Kuwait.

Financial indicators of Manas International Airport OJSC show steady growth

According to the results for Jan – Sep 2019, profit from Manas International Airport OJSC’s operating activities amounted to US $24.5 million. As compared to 2018, operating profit for the same period increased by 28%.

U.S. United Airlines to replace its old Boeings with 50 new Airbuses

One of the world’s largest airlines, the United Airlines, has announced that it will replace the old Boeing aircraft with the new Airbus A321XLR – 50 of these airplanes will be purchased beginning in 2024.

LOT Polish Airlines launches its Warsaw – Nur-Sultan flights

LOT Polish Airlines will increase the number of its Warsaw, Poland – Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan flights, as well as it will launch a regular flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan, Trend reported citing the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan.

New air corridor between Azerbaijan, Turkey named “Friendship Corridor”

The new air corridor between the two fraternal states – Azerbaijan and Turkey was named as “Friendship Corridor”.

S7 Technics assists Air Astana with first in-house C-Check

Russia’s S7 Technics aircraft maintenance service provider and Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana continue to expand their partnership in terms of MRO of the airline’s fleet.

Air Astana completes first C-check on Airbus A320neo at Almaty Airport base

Air Astana completed its first independent C-check, at its base at Almaty Airport in November 2019. An Airbus A320neo aircraft, registration P4-KBH was selected for this C-check. Air Astana received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October to perform this advanced level of maintenance. The certificate allows Air Astana to perform heavy maintenance (C-check) on Airbus A319/A320/A321 aircraft.

Kazakhstan opens 11 airports for airlines from Jordan

Jordanian airlines have the right to fly to 11 cities of Kazakhstan without limiting the frequency of their flights, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan said on December 3, 2019.

Airline from Belarus to launch additional flights to Kazakhstan’s Almaty

Belavia Airlines, Belarus, has plans to increase the frequency of Minsk, Belarus – Almaty, Kazakhstan flights from five to seven times a week, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan said on December 3, 2019.

Bukhara – Moscow flight makes emergency landing in Russia’s Samara

An Uzbekistan Airways plane made an emergency landing at the airport in Samara, Russia, due to a sharp deterioration in the health of one of the passengers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.

QAZAQ AIR successfully confirms compliance with IOSA standards

QAZAQ AIR has successfully concluded the 2nd IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit). Thus, the airline renewed its IOSA registration and IOSA Operator status until November 2021.

Alisher Usmanov’s plane lands in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent

Airbus 340 with its tail number M-IABU landed at the Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov, according to the ‘Tashkent Sky News’ Telegram channel.

IHSF conducts another survey of the helicopter industry

The International Helicopter Safety Fund (IHSF) is launching its sixth annual survey of civilian helicopter operators located in key regions of the world to gain a better understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented. A link to the survey form can be found on the IHSF website.

Brief autumn summary of Uzbekistan Airways

The national air carrier of Uzbekistan presented a brief summary of the most significant airline events for September – November 2019.

Uzbekistan Airways reduces its airfares for Tashkent – Jakarta flights

Starting from December 3, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways reduces all types of its airfares for Tashkent – Jakarta – Tashkent flights, as well as the levels of tariffs en route Jakarta – Tashkent when purchasing roundtrip air tickets.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches its first direct scheduled flights from Almaty to Saudi Arabia

One of the largest air carriers of Kazakhstan, SCAT Airlines, will start operating direct flights on such new air routes, as Almaty – Jeddah and Almaty – Medina.

Pie presented to pilots who landed plane number 1 in adverse weather conditions in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek

The Russian President’s Administrative Department handed the cherry pie to pilots who landed the plane No. 1 with the President of Russia in bad weather in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a spokeswoman for Elena Krylova’s administrative affairs reported on Instagram, Trend reported with reference to RIA Novosti.

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier to significantly replenish its fleet

In connection with the program to expand the air route network, the Azerbaijan’s national air carrier named AZAL plans to significantly increase its fleet, Trend reports citing the air company’s press service.

New airport terminal construction postponed in Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda

The construction of a new airport terminal will not begin until the end of 2019. The public-private partnership agreement with the investor has not yet been signed, according to the Passenger Transport and Highways Department.

Kazakh airline to resume its flights to Lithuania’s Vilnius

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines is looking into resuming flights en route Kazakhstan – Lithuania, a representative of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development told Trend.

Flights to European countries to be resumed in December 2019

Turkmenistan Airlines resumes regular passenger flights to Europe. Flights to Birmingham, the United Kingdom, and Frankfurt, Germany have been included to the flight schedule of Turkmenistan Air Company OJSV. Regular flights (once a week) will begin next week.

Uzbekistan Airways announces up to 50% discount on its domestic flights

Uzbekistan Airways has announced discounts of up to 50% on domestic flights operating since December 31, 2019 through January 2, 2020, reported.

How did Putin’s pilots land aircraft No. 1 in dense fog in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek?

The plane of Russian President Vladimir Putin made a “jewellery” landing at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport in fog when Mr. Putin flew to a meeting of the CSTO Summit, the Russia 24 TV Channel reported in its special report.

Uzbekistan Airways decrease prices on flights to Istanbul

Since December 1, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways has reduced economy-class tariffs on flights for Tashkent – Istanbul and Samarkand – Istanbul (one way), Trend reports citing the company’s press service.

Snowfall in the United States result cancellation of 800 flights

Over 800 flights were canceled in the United States due to snowfall that hit the country’s east coast. CNN reported on Sunday.

Ellinair Airlines, Greece to launch direct weekly flights to Azerbaijan’s Baku

Thessaloniki-based airline Ellinair will start direct weekly flights between Makedonia Airport and Baku in Azerbaijan from June 15 to September 1, 2020, Trend reports referring to Greek media.

Airbus plans to fly the world’s first hybrid aircraft by 2035

Airbus plans to create the world’s first hybrid passenger aircraft. This was stated in Hamburg by the CEO of Airbus Guillaume Faury.

Passage between the terminals opened at airport in Kazakhstan’s Nur-Sultan

A transitional gallery has opened at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport by the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports with reference to the airport.

How beneficial is the Georgian civil aviation market?

Recently, representatives of a number of Georgian airlines have announced a reduction in passenger traffic and a lack of competition in the civil aviation market. However, real numbers suggest the opposite – the number of airlines operating in Georgia, as well as passenger traffic are growing.

Direct charter flights between Georgia’s Tbilisi, Bangkok to be launched

Thai AirAsia X air company will carry out six charter flights on the route Tbilisi-Bangkok-Tbilisi, Trend reports referring to Georgian media outlets.

Low-cost airline Buta Airways launches direct flights to Lviv

Starting from December 23, 2019 low-cost airline Buta Airways will launch direct flights from Baku to Lviv. Thus, the number of the airline’s destinations in Ukraine will reach four. Buta Airways already operates flights to Kiev, Kharkiv and Odessa.

Natives of Uzbekistan were victims of plane crash in Canada

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Uzbekistan confirmed a media report about the deaths of natives of Uzbekistan namely Otabek Oblokulov and Bobomurod Nabiyev, as well as their family members (seven people) as a result of the air crash of a light-engine private plane that occurred in Ontario, Canada, on November 27, 2019, Kazinform reported.

Abashidze: Moscow is thinking about restoring air links with Georgia

According to the special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia on relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze, when meeting with Grigory Karasin, Russia, he raised the issue to restore direct flights en route Georgia – Russia.

Flights of Boeing 737 MAXs to resume no earlier than the beginning of 2020

The renewal deadlines for Boeing 737 MAXs are likely to shift for 2020, Trend reported with reference to TASS on Thursday, as earlier The New York Times reported with reference to officials familiar with the situation around this type of airliners, whose flights were suspended after two air crashes.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches flights to Saudi Arabia

Starting from November 30, 2019, Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines will begin operating its flights en routes Almaty – Medina on Wednesdays and Almaty – Jeddah on Saturdays on its Boeing-757 aircraft, Trend reported on Thursday with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee, Kazakhstan.

New Azerbaijani aircraft number 1

According to BizavNews, the Boeing 777-200LR (4K-AZ01), which is intended for the government of Azerbaijan, was rolled out of the final assembly shop of The Boeing Company in Seattle.

China’s airlines and airports take automation to next level

Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding.

Bishkek – Moscow flight of Russian Aeroflot Airlines delayed for eight hours

The departure of the Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Moscow, Russia flight operating by Russia’s Aeroflot Airlines from Manas International Airport, Bishkek, was delayed for eight hours, according to the website.

Uzbekistan Airways increases free baggage allowance on its Tashkent –Nur Sultan – Tashkent flights

Since November 28, 2019, the national air carrier of Uzbekistan increases the free baggage allowance for its flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan – Tashkent.

Plans for EUR 700 million. Construction of new terminal at Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan to begin in the first half of 2020

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 the Almaty Investment Forum was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in which over 1,000 guests from 30 countries took part. Potential investors included owners and top managers of large international companies operating in various sectors.

Georgia, Iceland scheduling to sign Air Traffic Agreement

There are plans between Georgia and Iceland to sign an Air Traffic Agreement.

Tajik Air resumes its flights to India’s New Delhi, Somon Air to fly there from December 1st

The Tajikistan’s national airline named Tajik Air has resumed its flights en route Dushanbe, Tajikistan – New Delhi, India – Dushanbe.

Uzbekistan Airways explains high prices of airline tickets by importing jet fuel from abroad

At least, 30 – 40% of the air ticket cost for Uzbekistan Airways flights forms from the price of jet fuel. For this reason, air tickets are sold at a high price, representatives of the Uzbek Ministry of Transport said in an interview with UzA.

AAK to cooperate with aviation authorities of Aruba and Bermuda

The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Primary Sector of Aruba and with the aviation authorities of Bermuda, Kazinform has learnt from the AAK.

EAEU develops approaches for fair competition in air transport

On November 26, 2019, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) recommended that the EAEU member states to ensure the simultaneous implementation of a package of measures aimed at expanding air traffic and ensuring fair and fair competition in the phased formation of a common market for air transport services of the Eurasian Economic Union by 2025.

Russia, Georgia may resume flights in 2020

The ban on Russia – Georgia air traffic can be lifted in the first half of 2020, Izvestia, Russia, writes with reference to an informed government source.

U.S. flight controller bans Boeing from issuing airworthiness certificates for 737 MAX airliners

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated that it will be the sole authority to issue certificates of airworthiness for Boeing 737 MAX airliners, which were suspended after two air crashes, Reuters reported on Tuesday with reference to a letter sent by the FAA to The Boeing Company, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

IAC recommends weighing the risks when admitting inexperienced pilots to control Boeing aircraft

The Interstate Aviation Committee prepared its recommendations, as a result of the investigation into the crash of a Flydubai’s Boeing 737-800 passenger plane at Rostov-On-Don Airport, Russia, on March 19, 2016 and advises airlines to weigh risks when inexperienced pilots are allowed to fly this type of aircraft. This is stated in the IAC’s final report, published on the IAC website.

Which planes do the citizens of Kazakhstan fly on?

Many residents of Kazakhstan are thinking about which planes they will fly on a foreign trip or to another city in the country. In social networks, the quality and models of liners are often discussed. Tengri Travel, together with, an airline and train ticket service, will tell you which planes are available in the air fleets of Kazakhstan airlines.

Uzbekistan Airways seeks new pilots – list of requirements

Uzbekistan Airways announces the opening of a new set of training courses for civil aviation pilots.