Uzbekistan Airways increases flight frequencies to New York

Uzbekistan Airways announces on increasing its frequencies of regular flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – New York, USA – Tashkent.

Air India makes history flying to Israel over Saudi Arabia

Air India flight AI 139 from Delhi to Tel Aviv made history yesterday by becoming the first commercial flight to fly to Israel over Saudi Arabia. The flight via the airspace of Oman, Saudi Arabia and Jordan took seven and a half hours, two hours less than if it had been required to circumvent Saudi Arabia.

Gama Aviation grows due to new acquisitions

On Monday, British Gama Aviation published its financial results for 2017. According to the company, revenues increased by 5.8% up to US $ 207 million, while operating profit came to US $ 18.7 million (+ 28.3%).

ICAO reduces requirements for ultra-long jets

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed the decision of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to increase the takeoff weight threshold for aircraft with reinforced cockpit doors with a maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) from 45.5 metric tons up to 54.5 metric tons for aircraft with a capacity of 19 passengers and less.

Avia Traffic Company – the most “dynamically developing airline” by results of 2017

Avia Traffic Company, registered in Kyrgyzstan, has been recognized as the most dynamically developing airline, as a result of its activities for 2017.

Tajikistan’s aeronautical authorities adopt “mirror” measures

In early March 2018, the Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency adopted a decision according to which Tajikistan’s Tajik Air and Somon Air should use other air routes and fly by longer air routes. The aviation authorities of Tajikistan have responded …

Astana resumes air service with Tomsk

SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, will start operating its direct scheduled flights en route Tomsk, Russia – Astana, Kazakhstan, on May 31, 2018, Kazinform refers to the Kazakh embassy in Russia.

Boeing, Lion Air celebrate delivery of the first 737 MAX 9

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lion Air Group today celebrated the very first 737 MAX 9 to be delivered. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air, where its added capacity will help the airline launch several international routes.

UTair implements additional services sales solution in the AMADEUS system

The pre-booking and baggage allowance service is available for booking in the Amadeus GDS in two categories: luggage weighing up to 23 kg and 24 – 30 kg.

Several thousand flights canceled due to snowfalls in the northeast of the USA

Over 4.3 thousand flights were canceled, and more than 1.8 thousand were delayed on Wednesday because of a snow storm in the northeastern part of the United States, according to FlightAware.

President of Tajikistan discusses measures to improve air transportation with Boeing management

During his trip to New York, USA, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met with representatives of The Boeing Company, the President’s Press Service reported.

Plans to launch Baku – Makhachkala flight

In connection with the European Championships in three styles of wrestling in 2018, which will be held in Dagestan, Russia, there are plans to launch a flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Uytash, Makhachkala, the Ministry of Transport, Energy and Communications of Dagestan, Russia, said on Wednesday.

Thai Airways bans fat passengers on their new Boeing Dreamliner 787-9

Obese passengers and parents with young children have been banned from flying business class on Thai Airways’ new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Somon Air intends to buy eight Embraer airplanes

On March 19, 2018, the issue of aircraft acquisition was discussed at the talks between Somon Air management and the President of Embraer Commercial Aviation Company John Slattery.

10 flights delayed at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana

10 flights have been delayed at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, according to

Flight tests of the world’s largest aircraft engine in the United States

General Electric began flight tests of the GE9X engine in California, USA. This is the world’s largest aircraft engine. The video is posted on the YouTube video sharing page.

Uzbekistan disagrees on Russia’s proposals on air communication

The aviation authorities of Russia and Uzbekistan could not agree on an increase in the number of flights and general liberalization of aviation policy. This follows from the protocol of negotiations published on the website of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency.

New arrivals hall opening ceremony organized at Osh International Airport in Kyrgyzstan

On March 17, 2018, the opening ceremony of the new arrivals hall was held at Osh International Airport. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sapar Isakov, Minister of Transport and Roads Zhamshitbek Kalilov, Mayor of Osh Aytmatat Kadyrbayev and others took part in the opening ceremony.

Air Astana to launch its new flights to Kazan, Tyumen

The Air Astana JSC’s Corporate Communications Department reported on the airline’s transition to the summer flight schedule and the introduction of new flights, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Ural Airlines’ flight to Georgia delayed for several hours

The flight No. U6-2911 of Ural Airlines, Russia, was due to fly yesterday from Yekaterinburg, Russia, to Tbilisi, Georgia, at 01:20 pm local time. However, for technical reasons, this flight had to be delayed for five hours. According to the Yekaterinburg’s Koltsovo Airport, the flight was scheduled for 06:40 pm.

Regional countries discuss aviation issues in Baku

A meeting of the 36th  session of the Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of Airspace was held at its headquarters in Baku. Representatives of almost all countries of the region took part in the meeting, the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) reported on March 19.

Iranian citizens to receive visas at Azerbaijani airports

Registration of entry visas for Iranian citizens who arrived in Azerbaijan since March 15 will be carried out at all international airports of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend March 19.

Tourists placed in hotels after helicopter’s emergency landing in Georgia

Passengers on board the helicopter, which made an emergency landing in the mountains of Georgia, were taken to the hotels, they are safe, Deputy Minister of Economy Gennady Arveladze said.

Damaged helicopter in mountains of Georgia: new details

The helicopter of the private air company named Sakaeronavigatsiya, which was transporting tourists to the domestic Sioni gorge, made an emergency landing in the Kazbegi region, Rustavi 2 reported.

Helicopter goes out of order in mountains of Georgia

There were some malfunctions for unknown reasons on board the helicopter, which carried out its flight in the area of ​Georgia’s ​Stepantsminda, at an altitude of 2.7 thousand meters, the First TV Channel reported.

Yerevan – Lyon: a new air service by Georgian Airways

On April 19, 2018 Georgian Airways will launch its new international air service en route Yerevan, Armenia – Lyon, France. Flights from Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport to Lyon’s Saint-Exupery airport (roundtrips) will be carried out twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, on Boeing 737-500 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Russia changes air passages for Tajik airlines operating flights to Russia

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has changed air passages for Tajik airlines – Tajik Air and Somon Air — operating flights to Russia.

Tajikistan’s Ministry of Transport names the reason for refusal to Russia’s Ural Airlines

The aviation authorities of Tajikistan and Russia plan to discuss the situation with the flights of the Russian air carrier Ural Airlines to Tajikistan in late March 2018.

Direct flights to Mumbai to be launched in Kazakhstan

At the moment, the possibility of flights to India has been increased, Kazinform reports with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee under the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investment and Development.

Istanbul – Baku flight departs on schedule, there was no delay

After the landing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a spare ladder was opened at the Boeing aircraft belonging to Azerbaijan Airways CJSC (AZAL), Pasha Kesamansky, Spokesperson, AZAL, told Trend on Saturday.

Kuwaiti Jazeera Airways to fly to Tbilisi

Jazeera Airways, the low-cost air carrier registered in Kuwait, will begin operating its regular flights to Tbilisi, Georgia since June 2018, the Public Television of Georgia reported with reference to Ketevan Aleksidze, Director, Georgian Airports Association under the Ministry of Economy, according to News-Georgia.

Amadeus, Blacklane and ACRISS partner to create professional driver standards

When hiring a professional driver, the different rates, services and packages can sometimes seem confusing and inconsistent to travelers. For example, a Toyota Prius is a standard class vehicle for some transfer companies, and business class for others. These types of differences only add a layer of complexity to booking travel.

Russia, Uzbekistan arguing about air travel

As Kommersant warned, the conflict between the Russian and CIS aviation authorities is exacerbated, as official Tashkent, Uzbekistan, refused the Moscow’s request to liberalize air travel and increase the number of flights. The destination is considered to be profitable, and several air carriers from the Russian Federation want to expand their air route network, whereas only one air company currently flies from Uzbekistan to Russia. In addition, Tashkent does not allow flights from Zhukovsky airport located in the Moscow Region, in response to which Russia blocked the Uzbekistan Airways’ flights to Russia’s Sochi and Vladivostok.

Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight


Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] new 737 MAX 7 successfully completed its first flight today. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

Ministry of Transport of Russia: Tajikistan has not yet confirmed negotiations on air communication

The Tajik authorities have not yet officially notified the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation about the consent to negotiations on air communication, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters.

Tajikistan asks Russia to postpone air service negotiations due to Navruz

The aviation authorities of Tajikistan and Russia plan to discuss the situation with the flights of Ural Airlines, the Russian air carrier, to Tajikistan only after the Navruz holiday.

The first flight from Istanbul to Samarkand completed

On March 16, 2018 a solemn meeting was held at the Samarkand International Airport on the occasion of Turkish Airlines’ operation of the first flight from Istanbul, Turkey, to Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Paris invites Dushanbe to cooperate

A group of Tajik journalists visited France for the first time with an introductory tour. A week-long visit was organized thanks to the Ambassador of France in Tajikistan, Mrs. Yasmin Guédard.

Uzbek, Turkish aviation authorities discuss ties

The aviation authorities of Uzbekistan and Turkey during the talks in Istanbul reconsidered the issue of launching new directions of flights and increasing number of flights between the countries.

Manas International Airport OJSC awards the best airlines – partners following the results of 2017 in the framework of the fourth roundtable named ‘The Role of Aviation in Tourism’

On March 15, 2018 the Manas International Airport OJSC awarded the best partner airlines by the results of 2017 within the framework of the fourth roundtable named ‘The Role of Aviation in Tourism’.

Krasnoyarsk opens air bridge to Almaty

A new through flight, Krasnoyarsk – Almaty, is now available, Kazinform refers to the Kazakh Embassy to the Russian Federation.

Azerbaijan Airlines, Silk Way Travel took part in MITT-2018 tourist exhibition in Moscow

The 25th jubilee MITT 2018 (Moscow International Travel and Tourism) exhibition has completed its work in Moscow, Russia, in which Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and its general partner in person of the Silk Way Travel agency took part, the Air Company reported. The information was published on Thursday .

Russia’s Ural Airlines cancels its Perm – Dushanbe first flight

The airport in Perm, Russia, reported to Kommersant that Ural Airlines, Russia, has canceled yesterday its flight en route Perm, Russia – Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Initially, the plane was due to take off on March 13, 2018 but due to a lack of permission for flights from the Tajik authorities, the flight was delayed for Thursday. Now, Ural Airlines will attempt to fly en route Perm – Dushanbe on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Amadeus invests in CrowdVision to help airports manage growing passenger volumes

With the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expecting 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035—a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travellers in 2016—passenger volumes show no sign of slowing down. CrowdVision, Amadeus Ventures’ latest investment, is helping airports manage the growth, so travellers can benefit from faster check-ins and shorter security lines.

Boeing recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for 10,000th 737

Thousands of Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees gathered at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory today to celebrate the 10,000th 737 to come off the production line. With this airplane, a 737 MAX 8 for Southwest Airlines, the 737 has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the most produced commercial jet aircraft model.

Airplanes, perhaps, to begin flying from Dushanbe to Samarkand

The Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Tashkent flight launched by the national air carrier Uzbekistan Airways in April 2017 after a 25-year hiatus may begin to fly through Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in the near future, the source in the transport sector of the Government of Tajikistan informed Asia Plus News Agency, Tajikistan.

France to build new control tower at the Dushanbe airport

A cornerstone laying ceremony for a new control tower took place at Dushanbe International Airport (DIA) yesterday.

Avia Traffic recognized as dynamically developing airline in 2017

Avia Traffic has been recognized as a dynamically developing airline in 2017. The Deputy Prime Minister Dayyr Kenekeev and Chairperson of the Board of Manas International airport OJSC Emir Chukuev  presented special award to Alik Askarov, Director General, Avia Traffic Company.

Number of passengers transported by air in Kazakhstan exceeds one million people since the beginning of the year

Since the beginning of the year, over one million people have been transported by air in Kazakhstan, Kazinform refers to the Press Service of the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan.

Astana – Dushanbe direct flight likely to be launched

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon looked into the possibility of launching a direct flight linking Astana and Dushanbe, Kazinform reports.

Korean Air to carry out tourist charter flights to Tbilisi

Korean Air, the largest airline of South Korea, starts operating at Tbilisi International Airport, Tea Zakaradze, Deputy General Manager of TAV Georgia, reported to journalists.

Kuwaiti airline plans to start regular flights to Tbilisi

Dmitry Kumsishvili, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia, met with the President of Kuwaiti low-cost Jazeera Airways Rohit Ramachandra and its Vice-President Rafik Bogdad.

Airfares from north to south of Kyrgyzstan fall in price because of avalanche on Bishkek – Osh highway

Due to the avalanche that has descended into the Chichkan gorge in Kyrgyzstan, air tickets for the domestic flight en route Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek have fallen in price, the offices of the country’s airlines told Sputnik Kyrgyzstan.

Ural Airlines to continue operating its scheduled flights to Tajikistan

Ural Airlines, Russia, will continue to carry out its scheduled flights to Tajikistan, which were previously granted permission by the Tajik side. This was reported by Ural Airlines on Wednesday.

Iran Air to recruit female pilots for first time

Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.

Uzbekistan Airways participates in MITT-2018 International Tourism Exhibition

On March 13, 2018 the MITT-2018 International Tourism Exhibition, the largest one in Russia, was opened in the Expocentre Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia.

Uzbekistan, Belgium discuss launching of regular and charter flights

The delegation of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Belgium held talks with Ya.Von de Reid and M. Maarten, marketing managers, Brussels Airport.

Russia reportedly concerned over the situation with Ural Airlines flights to Tajikistan

Russia threatens to introduce retaliatory “mirror” measures if the Tajik civil aviation authorities do not permit Russia’s Ural Airlines to operate flights to Tajikistan.

Antiterrorist exercises take place at airport in Kazakhstan’s Taraz

The closest to combatant anti-terrorist exercises are being held at the airport in Taraz, Kazakhstan, the Operational Headquarters for Combating Terrorism in Zhambyl Region reported.

Russia’s UVT Aero Airlines opened air ticket sales for Perm – Batumi flights

On June 15, 2018 the Russia’s UVT Aero Airlines will launch its direct flights from Perm, Russia, to Batumi, Georgia. These flights will be carried out on a regular basis with frequency of twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, according to the following flight schedule: