Monthly Archives: March 2014

Three flights to Central Asia left in Hrabrovo Airport’s summer flight schedule

The summer timetable of the Hrabrovo Airport, Kaliningrad, Russia, which
has come into effect since March 30, 2014, there are three flights to Central
Asia. New Kaliningrad.Ru informs the summer flight schedule was published on
Monday at the Airport’s website.

During the period of March 30 – October 25, 2014, aircraft will fly to Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
from Kaliningrad, Russia (roundtrips) on Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays. A year ago, the summer flight schedule included four
flights to Central Asia – apart from Tashkent, aircraft
were also flying from Kaliningrad to Samarqand, Uzbekistan.

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Ashgabat – Baku and Baku – Frankfurt flights postponed

Strikes in German airports started on March 28, 2014, as workers demand
higher pay continue. So, the strike also influenced the international flights.

The flight #LH-613 en route BakuFrankfurt operated by Lufthansa Airlines was postponed
last week. The Air Company has not renewed its flights so far. At the same
time, the Ashgabat – BakuFrankfurtflight was also postponed, as it was supposed to be operated today.

According to Heydar Aliyev Airport,
this flight will be implemented on April 2.

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Several flights cancelled at Tbilisi International Airport

Several flights were delayed at Tbilisi
International Airport
, Georgia
because of the strong wind.

At dawn, 5:00, local time, Turkish Airlines was supposed to operate the TbilisiIstanbulflight but it was delayed due to strong winds.

Due to bad weather, there were some problems with the Pegasus Airlines, Turkey, as its plane, because of the strong wind,
was unable to land, and it could not operate  the flight to Istanbul. The plane was supposed to fly at 2:00am.
This airline will resume flights at 8:00 pm.

To date, the Tbilisi International Airporthas resumed flights.

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Dniproavia Airlines, Ukraine, forced to optimize flight schedule

The situation in Ukraine and at its borders influenced the stability of passenger flights on many
airlines including Dnepravia.

Lack of reliable information from the passengers as well as
recommendations of official authorities in many countries to limit the number
of their citizens flying to Ukrainedue to the unstable situation substantially reduces the load on flights. Uncertainty
with the aviation area of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea aggravates the

All these factors caused the flight program adjustments for airlines, as

  • the launch of new flights: from
    Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to Istanbul (Turkey), Tbilisi, Batumi (Georgia),
    Baku (Azerbaijan), from Kiev to Sevastopol was moved to the end of April
  • There are changes in the flight operation program,
    as regards the flights to Russia: the beginning of the summer season on
    the Ivano-Frankovsk – Moscow and Sevastopol – Moscow air routes was postponed
    to the end of April 2014;
  • There are occasional canceled flights
    between Dnepropetrovsk and Moscow.

“As the situation stabilizes and demand for air travel recovers, the Dnepravia
Airlines will quickly increase the frequency of flights in order to restore
previously scheduled traffic volumes, as well as expand the flight schedule to
provide with new convenient flights for our passengers”, the Air Company said.

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Some changes in flight schedule due to weather conditions

Due to weather conditions, there are some changes in the flight
schedule, the Baku/Geidar Aliev International Airport said Trend on Sunday.

In particular, the airport reported the IstanbulBaku flight was supposed to arrive in Baku at 17:15 local time,
but due to snow, this flight was delayed until 18:00.

Another flight, DohaBaku,
was supposed to arrive in Bakuat 17:45 local time, but due to snow, it also was delayed until 18:05.

Currently, there is a high density of car traffic on the Airport – Baku highway. Speed ​​on the highway is limited.

Due to the weather conditions, there may be some changes in the schedule
and other flights.

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Tashkent International Airport included to Top-10 of the best airports in Russia and CIS

The Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan, has been included to the
Top-10 of the best airports of Russiaand CIS in line with the version of the Skytrax Company, Great Britain.

The Tashkent International Airportclaimed the ninth place in the Top-10. It was behind Russian airports of Domodedovo,
Sheremetievo, Kazan and Vnukovo, Kazakh airports of Astana and Almaty, Minsk International Airport (Belarus)
and Baku/Geidar Aliev International Airport (Azerbaijan).

Skytrax, a private British consulting company, specializes in studying
quality of services provided by airlines and airports worldwide.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards is awarded following the results of
surveys conducted at the airports, which allows to objectively evaluate the
quality of the services provided. Respondents express their opinion on the
entire range of services rendered by an air hub: the survey covers 39

This year’s survey involves over 12 million people and it was held at
410 airports worldwide.

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Skytrax recognizes Changi International Airport, Singapore, to be the best one in the world for the second year in a row

Skytrax has been recognizing the Singapore Changi Airport to be the best one
in the world for the second year in a row, RIA Novosti reported with reference
to Skytrax.

“In winning this prestigious accolade, Singapore Changi cements its
place as one of the world’s favorite airports and Skytrax offer their sincere
congratulations on what has been a fantastic year of achievement” said
Edward Plaisted, Chairperson of Skytrax. “Changi airport continues to be a
leader and innovator within the industry and this in our opinion, is a key
reason why it has remained ranked amongst the top-3 airports for the last 14
years of the awards.”

Mr. Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer, Changi Airport Group, said,
“Winning the Skytrax World’s Best Airport award again is an immense honour for Changi Airport.
It is as much a recognition of the passion of the 32,000-strong airport
community that is the backbone of Changi’s collaborative and well-oiled
operational processes, as it is an affirmation of our mantra in putting our
passengers at the heart of all that we do.”

By the end of 2012, the number of passengers passed through the airport reached
51.2 million for the first time in more than three decades of the airport’s
existence, an increase is by 10%, as compared to 2011. In November 2013, there
was a ceremony of laying the fourth terminal of the airport, which will come
into operation in 2017.

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Dushanbe International Airport buys new European engineering

The Dushanbe International Airport (DIA) JSC renews its airfield
equipment. The DIA imports its equipment from Italyand Germanyto facilitate, enhance and improve the Airport’s efficiency.

The Airport informed the Asia Plus News Agency, Tajikistan, the
majority of the engineering has already been delivered, the remainder will arrive
in late March and early April. “The leasing contract for the supply of new
airfield equipment for the Dushanbe International Airport JSC in the sum exceeding
EUR 5.9 million was concluded with UTair
, Russia
the DIA noted. The amount that was spent to buy this airport equipment has not
been announced so far.

The capital’s Airport explained the purchase of new engineering complies
with the European requirements and standards that are set by the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“In addition, in the near future, the capital’s Airport will receive an outpatient
elevator that was designed to carry and board the passengers with reduced
mobility, which undoubtedly is a special moment for the Airport”, the DIA noted.

Since autumn 2013 and until today, one has delivered apron buses,
luggage trucks, cockpit heaters, a grader, loading tapes, auto traps/ladders, a
wheel loader, an excavator, a diesel air conditioner to cool cockpits, electric
carts, luggage carts, an ambulance car, a snow blower, etc. to the Dushanbe International Airport.
One expects arrival of an outpatient lift, an aero tractor, a fire engine, and
a car for the urgent removal of the aircraft from the runway in case of

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Russia offers Uzbekistan to intermediate landings in Sochi, Russia

Russia has offered Uzbekistan to freely operate intermediate
landings in Sochi, Russia, when flying to other
countries, this is stated in the materials published by the Federal Air
Transport Agency, Russia (Russian Aviation).

According to the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), Russia has made such a proposal in the course of
consultations between the aeronautical authorities of Uzbekistan and Russia.

“As a test period, the Russian delegation suggested to provide with the
right to operate passenger air carriages between Sochi and any destinations in the
third countries, as selected by Uzbekistan Airways, during the three-year
period and with the fifth freedom right with an option to renew it in future
after analyzing the results”, the FATA statement says.

Earlier, Maxim Sokolov, Minister of  Transport of Russia, said that the Russian Government
was considering an opportunity to grant the fifth freedom mode to the airport
in Sochi.

During the meeting, the aeronautical authorities of Uzbekistan and Russia discussed the issues of selecting
and increasing the frequency of flights between the two countries, and provision
of additional services in the airports of the two countries.

The sides discussed the possibility to use self-check-in stands at the
airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Candidate for Prime Minister’s post assures there is no Government’s decision to sell 51% of Manas International Airport’s shares

The candidate for the Prime Minister’s post in Kyrgyzstan has assured there is no the Government’s
decision to sell 51% of Manas International Airport’s
shares, Dzhoomart Otorbaev said at a meeting of the Parliament’s Social
Democratic Party.

According to him, it is necessary to attract investment for the country’s
budget. “This year, the U.S.airbase leaves. All airports need modernization. But we have no money in the
budget for these purposes. So we gave a task to the Ministry of Transport and the
Airport’s leadership to work on this issue. Eight foreign companies submitted
their proposals to us. The most appropriate one bwelongs to Rosneft. However,
today there is no decision on this issue, as we have the intention only that
has no legal force. Once we choose the best option, we will submit it to the Parliament”,
Mr. Otorbaev added.

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