Monthly Archives: February 2013

Astana – Kostanai flight operated by Air Astana postponed for Friday due to adverse weather conditions

The Astana – Kostanai domestic flight operated by the Kazakhstan’s national
air carrier, Air Astana, was scheduled to be operated at 08:55 on Thursday but it
was postponed for Friday, March 1, 2013, because of adverse weather conditions,
the national air company’s  Twitter-account

“The flight #КС335 en route Astana – Kostanai was delayed and postponed for Friday, March 1,
2013, at 08:55, local time, because of non-flying weather conditions at the
airport in Kostanai, Kazakhstan”, the report says.

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Second stage of Aktau International Airport’s reconstruction completed

One has completed the second stage of the reconstruction and
modernization of the runway at  Aktau International Airport, the Development
Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK) reported. The project costs more than US $47 million,
with the amount of the loan in DBK comes to US $36.8 million.

The second phase has improved the level of service and safety conditions
at Aktau International Airport”,
the DBK noted. “In 2010, as part of the first phase, the modernized passenger
terminal was commissioned. The new facilities for various services of the terminal
are capable of receiving more than 3.5 million passengers a year”.

The airport in Aktau, Kazakhstan, is a strategically important air hub
in Kazakhstan, which
combines transport corridors of Western Europe and Eastern
. The expansion and modernization of the airport gives a
competitive advantage to participate in the North – South transport corridor
that serves transit cargo flows from the Persian Gulf countries, the DBK highlighted.

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Uzbekistan Аirways Technics participates at Russian exhibition

Uzbekistan Аirways Technics of national
airline Uzbekistan Airways participated at the Eighth international exhibition,
“Technical maintenance and repair of aviation equipment in Russia and CIS”.

The exhibition was held in Moscowon 20-21 February. The exhibition was attended by 90 companies, including UzbekistanАirways Technics. Technical maintenance and repair is one of key segments of
civil aviation, which ensures that airplanes are in good condition.

The Russian event attracted key players of the technical maintenance and
repair of aviation equipment sector, as well as airlines, state bodies,
experts, and others.

Uzbekistan Аirways Technics has right to
conduct maintenance and repair works of Boeing and Airbus airplanes. The
exhibition serves as platform for attraction of new clients.

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Astana – Bishkek flight to be launched on April 23, 2013

The Astana – Bishkek – Astana flight will be launched on April 23, 2013,
the Press Service of the Air Astana Airline, Kazakhstan, reported.

The flights en route Astana – Bishkek will be operated since April 23,
2013, by a comfortable aircraft, Embraer-190, four times a week, on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the following departure times: Astana
(21:45) – Bishkek (23:35); Bishkek (02:35) – Astana (04:15). Time is local for
each airport.

Round trip air ticket’s price comes to about 14,000 soms.

Note that, to date, Bishkek has air service with one Kazakh city only, Almaty,
and this flight was launched in November 2008.

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Kyrgyz air company to launch low-cost Bishkek – Istanbul flight

A low-cost air route from Istanbulto Bishkek will be launched in Kyrgyzstan, Ilgar Alptekin, Director General,  Air Manas Air Company LLC (PEGASUS ASIA),
declared today, February 28, 2013.

He told one has established an airline,  Air Manas Air Company LLC, Kyrgyzstan,
which will operate its flights under the name of Pegasus Asia.

 “In partnership with the second
largest Turkish private air company, Pegasus, we are going to start operating
our flights to Istanbul, Turkey, on the  Nooruz Holiday, March 21, 2013”, the CEO of the new air
company said.

Director General of the Air Manas Air Company LLC also reported there
were plans to implement a new concept of flights, low-cost. According to the air
company, the air ticket’s price will be US $192.

In addition, according to Ulga Serhan, Deputy Director General and Chief
Financial Officer, PEGASUS Airlines, Turkey, Boeing-737-800 aircraft are
relatively new ones, as compared to aircraft of other air companies, as these
airplanes’ age does not exceed three years.

Reference information

Low-cost airline is such airline, which offers very low airfares in
exchange for giving up most of the traditional passenger services.

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Bishkek – New Delhi direct flight to be launched in April 2013

In April 2013, direct passenger and cargo flights will be launched from New Delhi, India,
to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the Press Service of
the Kyrgyz Chamber of Commerce and Industry reported today, February 28, 2013,
as a result of the First Kyrgyz Indian Business Seminar.

One clarifies the air service between the two countries will allow to
significantly increase trade capacities between the countries.

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Japan agrees launching air service with Kyrgyzstan – President Atambaev

Japan has agreed to launch flights
between Kyrgyzstan and Japan, Almazbek Atambayev,  President of Kyrgyzstan, said in Tokyo, Japan,
during his official visit to the country on February 28, 2013.

He said that Turkish Airlines offered launching a flight, Istanbul – Bishkek – Tokyo,
and Kyrgyzstanagreed.

“Turkish Airlines already have a flight, Istanbul– Bishkek – Ulaanbaatar.
They are preparing to launch the second flight, Istanbul– Bishkek – Shanghai.
At present, they offer launching the Istanbul – Bishkek
Tokyo flight.
Here, we have got support from Japan”,
he said.

“If there is a flight, it will bring our country much closer to each
other and there will be quite different relations”, Atambayev declared.

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France to build 36-meter control tower at Dushanbe International Airport

A flight control unit in the form of a tower, 36 meters high, will be built
by France at Dushanbe International Airport, Tajikistan,
the Tajik Ministry of Transport reported to the Avesta News Agency, Tajikistan.

The source said the final details of this agreement to build the command
and control center were discussed at a meeting of the relevant departments of Tajikistan and Francein Dushanbe yesterday.

 “The project was designed by
French experts. Its implementation requires EUR 3.5 million. It will be
implemented by the French side on a grant basis. The project implementation
period is 15 months from the signing of the bilateral agreement”, the source said.

According to him, the bilateral agreement will be signed after the
passage of the domestic intra-governmental procedure, which will be completed
in early March 2013. Accordingly, the indicated document will be signed in
March as well.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the equipment of the control
tower is assigned to the Tajik Air Navigation State Unitary Enterprise (SUE).

Recall, the Vinci Company, France,
realizes a project on building a modern air terminal at Dushanbe International Airport.

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Capitals of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan to be connected by direct flights

The capitals of Kazakhstanand Tajikistanwill be connected by direct flights, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Transport
and Communications.

A corresponding agreement between aviation authorities was reached at bilateral
talks held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The frequency of
flights en route Astana – Dushanbewill initially be two flights a week.

Also, as a result of reached agreements, air carriers of Kazakhstan will
be able to choose operating regular flights from any international airport of
Kazakhstan to four cities of Tajikistan, namely, to Dushanbe, Hudzhand,
Kurgan-Tube and Kulyab. Similarly, Tajik air carriers will be able to operate
their flights to Astana, Almaty, Taraz and Shymkent.

Previously, scheduled regular flights were operated only on the Almaty –Dushanbe air route.
The Agreement on expanding the geography of flights and their frequencies was achieved
by Kazakhstan and Tajikistan in
the framework of the Intergovernmental Air Service Agreement signed by the two
countries in 2007.

We remind herein that, previously, the President of Kazakhstan ordered
to study the question to develop air links between the Kazakh capital and other
countries of the CIS.

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Leader of Airzena Airline demonstrates his interest in assisting National Civil Aviation sector

According to the Leader of the Airzena Airline, the problems related
with the Georgian aviation market were openly raised at a meeting of the Prime Minister
and business. The Airline’s Director General declares that Bidzina Ivanishvili
instructed the Ministry of Economy to look into this case, and George
Kvirikashvili will meet with representatives of the aviation business this week.

According to the statement made by Iase Zautashvili, it is a question of
promoting the national civil aviation sector at the governmental level so that transnational
airlines would not swallow Georgian air companies. According to him, one should
introduce the principle of parity, frequency control and revision of the tariff
policy in order to save Georgian airlines. According to Iase Zautashvili, one
should limit foreign air companies to entry the Georgian aviation market at
dumping prices.

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