Buta Airways changes Baku – Tbilisi flight schedule

Due to restrictions in the airspace of Georgia, Buta Airways, the Azerbaijan’s low cost air carrier has made some changes in the Baku – Tbilisi – Baku schedule of flights.

EASA certifies ACJ319neo

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Airbus A319neo. Approval applies to aircraft equipped with CFM International Leap-1A power plants.

SW Business Aviation increases production performance

In the H1 2019, Silk Way Business Aviation, the Azerbaijani business operator increased the number of served business jets at the Business Aviation Center of Baku International Airport by 15%, while traffic remained unchanged, as compared to the same period last year.

Number of visitors from Russia decreased by 21.4% after ban on flights – version from Georgia

According to a study conducted by TBC Bank, in the second half of 2019, after flights from Russia to Georgia were banned, the number of people who came from Russia decreased by 21.4%, as compared to the previous year.

British Airways wants to prohibit pilots’ strikes through court

The leadership of British Airways appealed to the High Court of London in order to achieve an injunction against the pilots of the airline demanding salary increase through strikes, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

Fitch, Moody’s cut Boeing’s debt outlook to ‘negative’ on 737 MAX problems

Fitch Ratings and Moody’s lowered their outlooks for Boeing Co to “negative” from “stable” on Monday, citing delays in its 737 MAX jets’ return to service, Trend reports citing Reuters.

Most business jets exempt from EASA communications requirements

Aircraft that have a maximum certified carrying capacity of 19 passengers or less and a maximum certified take-off weight of 100,000 pounds or less and the first original airworthiness certificate issued before February 5, 2020 are currently exempted from data transmission channels (EU regulation 2019 / 1170) of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

One more BBJ 787 Dreamliner commissioned

Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (Sultan of Brunei, Prime Minister of Brunei, Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance of Brunei) began flying on his new BBJ787 Dreamliner (Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner). The plane was released at the end of 2015, and it took three more years to customize the liner, which was engaged in Greenpoint Technologies, USA. The liner received the livery of the Brunei’s national air carrier.

Helicopters involved to extinguish fires in Almaty

A helicopter equipped with a water-borne fire extinguishing device was attracted to extinguish a fire at a paintwork store, according to the Almaty City Emergency Department, Kazakhstan.

Amadeus launches new API with NDC capabilities

Amadeus Travel API gives airlines greater offer differentiation and travel agencies access to more content and functionality. Early adopters of the solution include AERTiCKET, American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, House of Travel, and integrated tourism group TUI.

Number of air passengers from Russia to Georgia decreased by almost 80%

Since July 8, the day when the temporary ban on flights to Georgia came into force, the citizens of Russia made over 2.8 thousand visits to Georgia by air, which is by 78.6% less, as compared to the same period in 2018.

Georgian Minister of Economy meets with Air Astana President

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava met with the President of Kazakh Air Astana, Peter Foster.

Georgia and IATA to enhance bilateral cooperation

Georgia’s Civil Aviation Agency announced its plans on July 19, 2019 to sign a MoU with IATA to enhance bilateral cooperation.

Bell Helicopter reduces helicopter shipments in Q2 2019

US manufacturer Bell Helicopter included in Textron delivered 53 commercial helicopters to customers in the Q2 2019, delivered 53 commercial helicopters in the three-month period—four less than in the year-ago quarter—.

Uzbekistan Airways Technics masters its new complex type of aircraft maintenance

For the first time, specialists of Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT), the division of Uzbekistan Airways, completed complex repair on a Boeing 757-200 airliner owned by SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, a long-term and reliable partner of this repair company based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

BOEING to supply 20 787 DREAMLINERs to KOREAN AIR for US $ 6.3 billion

Boeing and Korean Air finalized their agreement to deliver 20 787 Dreamliners to Korean airlines for US $ 6.3 billion, according to a Boeing release.

Lufthansa, Germany, resumes its flights to Egypt’s Cairo

Lufthansa Airlines, Germany, has resumed its flights to Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday, the day after this German airline and British Airways temporarily suspended their flights to the capital of Egypt.

Somon Air opens its Civil Aviation Training Center

Somon Air has opened its Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) for various civil aviation professionals. The СATC is open at the main office of the airline in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The opening of the CATC demonstrates the active development of the air carrier and the airline’s commitment to train personnel and ensure flight safety, according to Somon Air’s Press Service.

WizzAir to start flying from Kutaisi to Eindhoven

On September 3, 2019 Wizz Air, the Hungarian low cost air carrier will launch its new direct Georgia – Holland flight en route Kutaisi, Georgia – Eindhoven, Netherlands. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Copitnari International Airport will be operated three times a week on an Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Kyrgyz airports handled 1.7 million passengers in H1 2019

During the period of January – June 2019, the Manas International Airport OJSC uniting all airports in Kyrgyzstan serviced 1,694,639 people. Of these, the domestic passenger traffic amounted 588,169 people, and international flights – 1,106,470 passengers.

State of California found “cemetery” of the Boeing 737 Max planes

A “graveyard” with distressed Boeing 737 Max aircraft was found in the logistics airport of Southern California in Victorville, according to the Daily Mail, Trend reports with reference to RIA Novosti.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend their flights to Cairo

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move, Trend reports citing Reuters.

BOEING allocates US $ 5 billion for compensation to airlines because of 737 MAX non-operation

The US manufacturer has warned its investors about the multi-billion-dollar reserve, which will be incorporated in the upcoming financial statements. Boeing will send these monies to air carriers affected by the ban on the 737 MAX.

SD provided support for a new round-the-world flight record

Satcom Direct (SD) management, a leading provider of communications services for business aviation, met the G650ER with participants of the One More Orbit project after landing at the Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility airfield formerly known as Shuttle Landing Facility, which ended with an attempt to record the fastest around the world flight through both geographic poles.

Baku – Sharm el-Sheikh flight is in demand

SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, which received the fifth degree of freedom from Azerbaijan, has begun operating its weekly flights en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt since July 18, 2019.

Tashkent – Tbilisi flight delayed

Flight No. NU 745 operating by Uzbekistan Airways en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Tbilisi, Georgia air route is delayed today, July 19, 2019, in connection with the closure of the runway at the Tbilisi International Airport.

Uzbekistan Airways begins operating its flights to Southeast Asia on former air routes – ADDITION

Uzbekistan Airways has halved the flight time on its routes to Southeast Asia due to the opening of Pakistan’s airspace for commercial traffic.

Uzbekistan Airways starts operating its regular flights to Georgia’s Tbilisi

On July 16, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways launched its regular direct flights to the capital of sunny Georgia, the city of Tbilisi.

They arrived to wedding by helicopter: Civil Aviation Committee removes pilot from flying

The Civil Aviation Committee (CAC), Kazakhstan, has suspended a helicopter pilot for violating the flight rules in civil aviation, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

EU airlines compensate passengers for delays on connecting flights

The passengers who buy their air tickets from European airlines will be able to receive compensation of up to EUR 600 if their connecting flight, operated by another air carrier, is delayed by more than three hours or canceled, Trend reports with reference to RIA Novosti.

How to find an air ticket on the Turkmenistan Airlines website?

The pro-government Turkmen news media reported that Turkmenistan Airlines opened up the possibility to book air tickets for international flights online.

Boeing to make $50 million in payments to 737 MAX crash victims’ families

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will dedicate half of a $100 million fund it created after two crashes of its 737 MAX planes to provide payments to families of those killed, with veteran U.S. compensation expert Ken Feinberg hired by the world’s largest plane maker to oversee the distribution, reports Trend citing to Reuters.

Kostanay airport of Kazakhstan to see territory expansion

Reconstruction of a passenger terminal of the Kostanay airport of Kazakhstan is planned within the realization of Kazakhstan’s State program for infrastructural development ‘Nurly Zhol’ for 2015-2019, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development told Trend.

Opening ceremony of Baku – Sharm El-Sheikh regular flight held

The Heydar Aliyev International Airport hosted the opening ceremony of the Baku – Sharm El-Sheikh direct regular flight on July 18, Trend reports.

Boeing takes $4.9 billion charge for prolonged grounding of 737 MAX planes

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter on estimated disruptions from the prolonged grounding of its lucrative 737 MAX passenger jets after two deadly crashes, Trend reports citing Reuters.

RED WINGS Airlines launches its Moscow – Samarkand – Moscow regular flight program – ADDITION

Red Wings, Russia, has begun flying on a new regular air route linking Moscow, Russia, and Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT AIRLINES launched Vnukovo – Nur-Sultan flight – ADDITION

SCAT Airlines, one of the largest air carriers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has launched direct regular flights on the new route Moscow (Vnukovo), Russia – Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Red Wings launches Moscow – Samarkand flight

On July 12, 2019 Red Wings Airlines, Russia, launched its new flight en route Moscow, Russia – Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Flights to Uzbekistan will be operated from the Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport on Fridays on the Airbus A321 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

Smartavia to launch St. Petersburg – Baku flight

On July 25, 2019 SmartAvia Airlines, (formerly Nordavia) will launch its new flight en route St. Petersburg, Russia – Baku, Azerbaijan. Flights from the St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport to the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport will be operated twice a week on Boeing 737-700 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Ural Airlines to launch Moscow (Zhukovsky) – Nukus flight

On October 2, 2019 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch its new flight en route Moscow, Russia – Nukus, Uzbekistan. Flights from the Moscow Region’s Zhukovsky International Airport to Uzbekistan will be operated twice a week on an Airbus A321 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

WizzAir launches Kutaisi – Gdansk flights

On July 13, 2019 Wizz Air, the Hungarian low cost air carrier, launched its new airline from Georgia to Poland en route Kutaisi, Georgia – Gdansk, Poland. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Copitnari International Airport to Gdansk’s Lech Walesa International Airport are operated twice a week on an Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Buta Airways launches Baku – Batumi flight

On June 14, 2019, Buta Airways, the Azerbaijani low-cost airline, launched its new flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Batumi, Georgia. Flights from the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Georgia are operated three times a week on the Embraer 190 according to the following flight schedule:

Nur-Sultan (Astana) – Tokyo: SCAT Airlines’ flight schedule

On July 6, 2019 SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, launched its new airline en route Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan – Tokyo, Japan. Flights from the Nur-Sultan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport will be operated once a week on Boeing 757-200 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Ukraine’s SkyUp Airlines launches Kyiv – Batumi regular flights

On July 3, 2019 SkyUp Airlines, the Ukrainian low cost air carrier, launched its new regular flight en route Kyiv, Ukraine – Batumi, Georgia. Flights from the Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport to Georgia will be operated daily on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches its Nur-Sultan (Astana) – Moscow new flight

On July 07, 2019, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, launched a new airline en route Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan – Moscow, Russia. Flights from Nur-Sultan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport are operated up to two times a week on Boeing 737-500 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Qazaq Air launches Ust-Kamenogorsk – Nur-Sultan domestic flight

On July 07, 2019 Qazaq Air, Kazakhstan, launched a direct domestic flight en route Ust-Kamenogorsk – Nur-Sultan. Flights to Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport will be operated twice a week on a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Wizz Air’s new flight: Kutaisi – Krakow

Starting from August 4, 2019 Wizz Air, the Hungarian low cost air carrier, will launch a new flight from Georgia to Poland en route Kutaisi – Krakow. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Copitnari International Airport to Krakow’s John Paul II International Airport will be operated twice a week on an Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Bishkek’s Manas International Airport solemnly meets Sharjah – Bishkek – Sharjah new flight

The Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, solemnly greeted a new flight en route Sharjah – Bishkek – Sharjah of Air Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

Experts name the most punctual airlines and airports worldwide

OAG, the British aviation statistics service, has named the most punctual airlines and airports. The full rating is published on the official OAG website.

Issyk-Kul Airport takes its first flight from Kazakhstan’s Almaty in the summer tourist season

On July 1, 2019 the Issyk-Kul International Airport took the first flight en route Almaty – Tamchy – Almaty in the summer tourist season.

Summer in Kyrgyzstan. How a foreigner may get into the country?

With the onset of summer, more and more tourists come to Kyrgyzstan. Many of them prefer to travel to the country by air. Kyrgyzstan can be reached from more than 20 cities of the world.

Issyk-Kul International Airport solemnly takes its first flight from Kyrgyzstan’s Osh

On June 28, 2019, the first flight from the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan was solemnly greeted at the Issyk-Kul International Airport.

Issyk-Kul Airport takes its first passengers this year from Uzbekistan’s Tashkent

On June 27, 2019, the first charter flight from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, was solemnly greeted at the Issyk-Kul International Airport, Kyrgyzstan.

Foreign flights during the tourist season in Issyk-Kul

During the travel season in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, flights will be operated from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Sharjah – Bishkek – Sharjah new flight launches

On July 5, 2019, a new regular flight en route Sharjah – Bishkek – Sharjah launches. Air service will be operated by Air Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

Heavenly charm: what should Tajik airline flight attendants look like?

July 12 is the World Day of the civil aviation flight attendant and we have a reason to show the charming faces of the flight attendants of domestic airlines – Somon Air and Tajik Air.

Tajik national swindles Iranian airline out of 1 million USD

Tajik national R. Haidarov has got a lengthy jail term for a large-scale fraud and illegal transaction in foreign currency.

Uzbekistan Airways plans to buy two small planes annually

Uzbekistan Airways will change the strategy for acquiring aircraft.

Uzbekistan Airways plans to become a hybrid airline

By the end of 2019, Uzbekistan Airways plans to switch to a hybrid airline’s operating scheme, Podrobno.uz reports.

You can fly to Khorog by plane again

Citizens of Tajikistan and tourists now again have an opportunity to fly from Dushanbe to Khorog, the capital of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), by plane.  The flight will be operated by a private six-seat plane of PACTEC International Company on Tuesdays and Thursdays.