Uzbekistan Airways awarded with Honorary Diploma

The Yemelyanovo Airport LLC, Russia, awarded Uzbekistan Airways with the Certificate of Honour for the air carrier’s contribution to develop international passenger transportation of the airport in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk in 2018.

Voronezh – Tbilisi flight to be launched on April 1st

Voronezh, Russia – Tbilisi, Georgia, roundtrip air service will be launched on April 1, 2019. Flights will be carried out on Mondays and Fridays, the press service of the airport in Voronezh reported on the social network on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Semey Airport offered to name in honour of Kazakh writer and playwright

At the reporting meeting with the population, the Governor of the East Kazakhstan Region Danial Akhmetov suggested calling the airport in Semey, Kazakhstan, on behalf of the Kazakh writer and playwright Mukhtar Auezov, Tengrinews.kz reports with reference to the East Kazakhstan Information Center.

GAMA reported for 2018

At the press conference named State of the Industry, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the results of its work during 2018.

Prices for jet fuel reduced in Kazakhstan

The KazMunayGas National Company JSC informed about the decrease in wholesale prices for aviation fuel of the RT brand starting from February 2019, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Air Astana revises check-in procedures for transfer passengers at Incheon International Airport

The check-in counter for transfer passengers arriving in Almaty & Astana via Incheon International Airport in Seoul will cease operation on 1st March 2019.

U.S. airlines to be able to fly to Kazakhstan this year – Roman Sklyar

Roman Sklyar, First Vice-Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, spoke about the work on launching direct flights to the United States and Japan, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Vienna was the most sought-after air destination from Georgia’s Kutaisi International Airport in January 2019

The Georgian Airports Association under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia publishes the five most popular destinations in January 2019, according to the workload of Kutaisi International Airport.

AIRHELP forecast for 2019: the number of cancellations and delay of flights around the world can reach up to 33,000 per day

The shortage of pilots around the world and the fact that airports are still not ready to cope with the existing busy schedule of flights, can lead to the fact that in 2019 flights will be delayed and cancelled even more often than last year.

Legitimacy of air ticket sellers to be checked in Tajikistan

The Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan will verify the legality of the activities of intermediaries who sell air tickets.

Kuwait interested in launching direct Kyrgyzstan – Kuwait flight

Kuwait is interested in launching a direct Kyrgyzstan – Kuwait flight, Head of Asia Department/Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait Ali Suliman Al-Saeed told journalists during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait.

Fair wind accelerates speed of a passenger plane to 800 miles per hour

The plane exceeded the speed of sound at an altitude of about 11.000 meters above the ground on its way from Los Angeles to London, according to the ‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine.

Billund Airport embraces Amadeus’ forward thinking technology to underpin its digitalization journey

Denmark’s second largest airport chooses Amadeus’ modern, cloud-based technology to enhance the passenger experience and process automation

Amadeus signs a new distribution agreement with Qantas

Agreement marks next chapter in Amadeus and Qantas’ longstanding partnership

RwandAir and Amadeus extend partnership to boost continued growth in Africa and beyond

RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is expanding its partnership with Amadeus to adopt technology that will allow its customers to benefit from improved efficiency, a better experience and increased convenience. This is in line with further boosting Rwanda as a travel destination.

Will Turkmenistan Airlines resume its flights to the EU in 2-3 months?

On February 19, 2019 the ‘Chronicles of Turkmenistan’ received a message signed by Nurly Esenov, the chief engineer of Turkmenistan Airlines.

Next EU-Azerbaijan talks on aviation agreement expected in March

Discussions on the EU-Azerbaijan cooperation in air transportation are expected during an upcoming meeting the next month, Director-General for Mobility and Transport (MOVE) of the European Commission Henrik Hololei said at a briefing Feb. 19, Trend reports.

AZAL to receive its first BOEING 737 MAX new generation aircraft in second half of 2019

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, part of the AZAL structure) will receive its first Boeing 737 MAX new generation aircraft in the second half of 2019, Jahangir Askerov, president of AZAL, said.

Passenger tries to carry gun on board the aircraft in Almaty

In Almaty, Kazakhstan, a 19-year-old passenger tried to carry an air pistol on board an aircraft, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Report: Uzbekistan Airways to face debt crisis due to Soviet management model

A group of experts from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) prepared their Uzbekistan Economy Development Report. One reports that one enterprise manages the airline, the airport and the dispatch service, which hinders the development of the airline.

Turkmenistan Airlines pilots are taught to work in extreme situations

Aircraft crews began their training at the Turkmenistan Airlines’ Flight Training School under the rescue program, the ‘Turkmenistan: The Golden Age’ newspaper wrote on February 18, 2019.

Azerbaijan, Europe strengthen cooperation in air traffic management

A delegation of the European Commission Department on Transport and Mobility, headed by Director-General Henrik Hololei, is on an official visit in Baku.

The most comfortable place in the plane determined

One has named places on the plane, which are the most convenient. An experienced tourist identified them.

Kyrgyzstan proposes to renew Tashkent – Tamchy charter flights – MFA

Kyrgyzstan has proposed to resume charter flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

Reducing airfares for Voronezh – Tashkent flights

During the period from February 16th through March 31, 2019 Uzbekistan Airways reduces its economy-class advertising fares for Voronezh, Russia – Tashkent, Uzbekistan flights.

Favourable airfares for flights from regions of Uzbekistan to Astana

Starting from February 15, 2019 a pass-through rate has been introduced for flights from the airports in the regions of Uzbekistan to Astana, which allows you to issue a ticket to Astana, Kazakhstan, through Tashkent, Uzbekistan, at a more favourable price.

Bombardier forecasts its revenue increase in 2019

In 2018, Bombardier delivered 137 business jets, one less than a year earlier. In 2019, the manufacturer expects to transfer 150-155 business jets to its customers, as it intends to increase production of its flagship Global 7500s, company representatives said at a quarterly conference call for investors.

Emirates Airlines signs contract to purchase 70 Airbuses

Emirates Airlines has confirmed the deal with the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for the purchase of 70 passenger aircraft.

Kyrgyz Government forms working group to consider proposals from international financial institutions to modernize airports in Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz Government has formed a working group to review proposals from international financial institutions for the preparation and implementation of a public-private partnership (PPP) project aimed to develop and modernize airports in the Kyrgyz Republic, as part of the Manas International Airport OJSC.

Aircraft damages its fuselage at Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport

The Bek Air’s aircraft damaged its fuselage during preparation for departure at the Almaty International Airport, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

About 300 passengers cannot fly from Almaty to Thailand for almost a day

290 passengers of SCAT Airlines’ flight VSV – 5051 en route Almaty, Kazakhstan – Phuket, Thailand, could not fly from the Almaty International Airport for almost a day.

Air Astana records US$5.3m net profit in 2018 on higher revenues, higher costs

Air Astana has declared unaudited net profit for 2018 of US$5.3m, driven by higher revenues and higher jet fuel costs. Total airline revenue rose by 10% to US$840.8 million.

Kutaisi – Vilnius is the most requested flight from Georgia’s Kutaisi International Airport

The Georgian Airports Association announced its 2018 ranking of the most popular destinations from the Kutaisi International Airport.

Academician Arif Pashayev personifies aviation and time – Director of the ICAO Institute

The rector of the National Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan, academician Arif Pashayev is a wise man, an excellent leader, a scientist who made an invaluable contribution to develop world aviation, Director of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Institute, professor of the National Aviation University of Ukraine Galina Suslova told Trend.

Lufthansa supports Turkmenistan Airlines to access compliance to Air Safety Standards

Turkmenistan’s flag carrier pushes action to raise safety standards to meet EASA requirements.

Two Boeing aircraft collide at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport

The aircraft of the Russia and Azur Air airlines collided while towing at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.

Voronezh Airport to launch its regular flights to Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan

The airport in Voronezh, the Russian Federation, plans to launch its regular direct flights to Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan in 2019.

Buta Airways to launch its Baku – Ufa flights

Starting from May 12, 2019, the Azerbaijani low-cost airline named Buta Airways will launch its new flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Ufa, Russia. Flights from Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the capital city of Bashkortostan in Russia will be operated twice a week on Embraer 190 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan to significantly increase the number of mutual flights

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will increase the number of mutual flights from 22 to 32 per week.

Electronic boarding pass introduced at airport in Kazakhstan’s Astana

The Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, launched the ePassenger software, Kazinform reports with reference to the airport’s press service.

Airspace over Georgia’s Tbilisi to be closed due to military exercises at certain periods on February 15-20, 2019

In connection with the exercises scheduled by the Georgian Ministry of Defense, Tbilisi’s airspace will be temporarily closed for civil aircraft on February 15 – 20, 2019, the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GCAA) reported.

AIRBUS net profit increased by almost 30% in 2018

The net profit of the Airbus Aircraft Manufacturing Concern increased by 29% in 2018 and amounted to EUR 3.054 billion, the company said in its press release.

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production will end

Airbus Aircraft Corporation will no longer produce the largest Airbus A380 airliners, the Corporation said. According to its data, deliveries will stop in 2021. In a statement on Thursday, Airbus said Emirates would reduce its A380 order book from 162 to 123 aircraft.

Russia’s RED WINGS to start flying from St. Petersburg to Astana

The Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan announces the entry of the Red Wings, Russia, to the Kazakhstan market.

Service center for tourists opens at Uzbekistan’s Tashkent International Airport

Work is underway at the Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan, to open a tourist service center. The information desk will be located in the arrivals hall number 2.

Man dies on board Ashgabat – New Delhi flight

On February 2, 2019, a man died aboard the plane of Turkmenistan Airlines (Turkmenhowayollary), as it was flying en route Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – New Delhi, India.

The first agricultural unmanned aircraft registered in Georgia

The first agricopter (agricultural unmanned aircraft) is registered in the Civilian Unmanned Aircraft Register, Georgia. Agricopter LLC, Georgia, is the owner of this unmanned aerial vehicle of DJI Agras MG-1P (Octocopter) model.

New airport to be built in eastern Kazakhstan

An airport can be built in the Katon-Karagay district of the East Kazakhstan Region, the Kazinform News Agency reported.

Kazakh Ministry of Energy comments on the jet fuel prices

Bolat Akchulakov, Vice-Minister of Energy, Kazakhstan, spoke about the current situation with jet fuel in Kazakhstan and commented on its prices, according to the Kazinform News Agency.

Aeroflot cancels 76 flights due to weather on February 13

Aeroflot cancels on Wednesday, February 13, 76 flights from the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport and vice versa, reports the airline’s website.

Nationwide strike grounds all flights in Belgium for 24 hours

All flights to and from Belgium were canceled for 24 hours on Wednesday due to a nationwide strike called by the country’s three main trade unions to demand increased wages.

Six passengers fall from air stairs while boarding plane in West Siberia

Six passengers fell from air stairs while boarding a plane at an airport in Barnaul, West Siberia, and three of them have been hospitalized, the air company’s press service told TASS on Tuesday.

Airport in Kazakhstan’s Ust-Kamenogorsk to be modernized

The list of countries and cities where it will be possible to fly from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, with no flight changes will expand in three years, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines to replenish its fleet with ultramodern MAX 9

Boeing 737 MAX 9 is a new stage of evolution of narrow-bodied aircraft. Kazakhstan will be the first CIS and Central Asian state to receive this type of aircraft.

Boeing, Airbus report on airplanes sold in January 2019

The U. S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing delivered seven more aircraft in January 2019 than Airbus, the Boeing’s main competitor in Europe, Reuters reported on February 12, 2019.

S7 AIRLINES launches its direct Novosibirsk – Astana flight

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® Global Aviation Alliance®, has been launching direct flights from Novosibirsk, Russia, to Astana, Kazakhstan, since May 28, 2019. Air tickets are already on sale.

‘Russian Helicopters’ supplies Mi-171A2 to Kazakhstan

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company handed over the first Mi-171A2 helicopter manufactured by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to the customer from Kazakhstan, Dmitry Danilov, Deputy General Director of Russian Helicopters, told AviaPort.

Offer for Tajik air carriers to reduce their air ticket prices

The aviation authorities of Tajikistan have suggested that local airlines review their tariff policies for international airlines in order not to lose passengers.

Tajikistan receives offer to restore air communication with Iran

The Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan is studying the proposal from one Iranian airline regarding flight operations en route Tehran, Iran – Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Tehran.

Tajikistan’s national air carrier hopes to resume flights in the near future

A new leadership of Tajik Air (Tajikistan’s national air carrier) hopes to overcome crisis and resume flights in the near future.