Daily Archives: 11.08.2014

Plane makes emergency landing in Mangistau, Kazakhstan

A plane made ​​an emergency landing on one of the
islands in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.

One information source, who wished to remain anonymous, found out that
the plane was owned by private individuals. There were two people in the
aircraft. Presumably, a problem with the fuel system caused this incident.

The Emergency Department officers visited the scene.

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, two
civilian light-engine seaplanes were flying from Samara,Russia, to Iran. One of
them made
​​an emergency
landing on water, the second landed at the airport in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

One had to urgently land the plane because of some problems. Landing took
place on the territory of the Caspian Sea in about145 kilometersfrom Shevchenko Fort. A remote air navigation man on duty received a message at 14:50, local time, stating the aircraft was
in distress.

The Border Service ship was sent to the emergency landing place, and a Mi-8
helicopter departed from the Aktau Airport, the Ministry
said.

The rescuers’ press service said that both pilots were rescued and taken
to Aktau by the helicopter rescue service.

Source –  http://www.zakon.kz/ 

 

Airport in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan, to meet international status by end of 2015

By the end of 2015, the airport in Petropavlovskwill meet international status, Erik Sultanov, Governor of North Kazakhstan Region,
said at a meeting for the city leaders where they summarized the socio-economic
development of the city in the H1 2014.

In particular, the Governor stressed, “the airport has been actually
idle for 20 years”. Difficult financial situation and the poor state of the
object allows you to fly only to Almaty and Astana. The employee’s salaries are
delayed for several months.

“The developed feasibility study with the endorsement of the state
expertise has enabled us to obtain KZT 250 million from the Government and
begin developing the design and estimate documents, which will be completed in
November 2014”,
Mr. Sultanov said.

“Until that time, it is necessary to completely renovate the passenger
terminal. By the end of 2015, the airport in Petropavlovsk will become an international one
and it will take any flights”, the Governor concluded.

Source – http://newskaz.ru/  

SCAT Airlines’ flight departure from Almaty to Karaganda delayed due to sensor replacement

Departure of the flight operated by SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, on domestic
air route, Almaty –Karaganda was delayed for about two hours on July 31, 2014, due
to the replacement of the aircraft’s  starter
sensor, the Airlines’ Press Service reported.

“Departure of the flight #DV-781 from Almaty to Karaganda was scheduled for 7:10, local time.
After boarding the passengers and starting the engines, the crew did not receive
a signal “the starter off” (not lit lamp),” one said in a statement.

According to the Press Service, in this situation, when following the
rules of the flight operations, the crew decided to drop off passengers.

“After replacing the sensor, the aircraft was ready to fly. The passengers
were boarded on the plane. That flight departed at 9:35, local time”, the Air Company
concluded.

Source – http://incident.zakon.kz/  

Air Astana’s third Boeing-767 arrives in Kazakhstan

Air Astana’s third Boeing 767-300ER arrived in Almaty on July 30, 2014, and
brings the average age of the fleet down to only 5.4 years; the youngest in Central Asia and one of the youngest in the world. The
first two new Boeing 767s for Air Astana were delivered in December 2013.

Air Astana’s new Boeing 767s are configured with 30 full-flat reclining
seats with 15 inchvideo screens in Business Class and 193 seats with 9 inch video screens in
Economy Class. The aircraft are operated on long haul routes from Almaty and
Astana to Bangkok, Frankfurt, Kuala
Lumpur
and Seoul.

The Air Astana fleet comprises of 30 Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Airbus A320
and Embraer 190 aircraft.

Source – http://www.airastana.com/

AZAL planes continue to fly from Azerbaijan to Ukraine over Russia

“Azerbaijan Airlines” Closed Joint-Stock Company (AZAL) launches flights
from Azerbaijan to Ukraine as well as Kievover the territory of Russia.

Moscow has not prohibited flights of AZAL planes to Ukraine through
the Russian sky.

AZAL spokesperson Maharram Safarli told APA-Economics that they have not
received such a notification from Russia. Therefore, flights continue
in the usual routine: “This prohibition doesn’t pertain to us. But it does
pertain to Ukrainian airlines. We haven’t received such a notification yet”.

As regards the Russian government’s prohibition on Ukrainian airlines
launching flights to Azerbaijanover Russia, Mr Safarli said
Ukrainian airlines can carry out their flights to our country through an
alternative route–Georgia
the Black Sea – northern Turkey.

Note that, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev stated that they had terminated
the Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia,Turkeytransit flights of Ukrainian airlines through the Russian sky. It’s also said
that the Kremlin is currently discussing the issue of restricting flights of
European companies to Asian countries over Russia’s territory.

Source – http://en.apa.az/

Emirates Airline reported as top carrier for premium capacity

Emirates Airline is considered the number one airline for premium
capacity measured in international ASKMs (Available Seat Kilometre), clocking in
876 million ASKMs per week, according to OAG (Official Airline Guide) schedule
data for April 2014.

The carrier has the highest available international premium capacity
measured in seat kilometres deployed. This is primarily due to the long haul
nature of Emirates Airline’s fleet deployment.

The airline also recently received delivery of its 50th A380, configured
with 90 first and business class seats, further adding to Emirates Airline’s
average weekly capacity of over 191,000 premium seats according to OAG data.

Source – http://www.ttgmena.com/

Tickets for Baku – NY – Baku direct flights on sale

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national
flag carrier, has started selling tickets for direct flights BakuNew YorkBakufrom August 1, AZAL reported.

AZAL will open the direct flights from September 24. The ticket prices
start from 617 manats ($786).

The company reported that AZAL aircraft flights from Baku’s Heydar
Aliyev International Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) will
be implemented weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays departing from Baku at 06:00
(local time) and arriving in New York at 09:30 (local time).

Departures from New York to Baku will be carried out
on the same days of the week at 11:30 (local time). The flights will arrive in Baku at 08:00 the next
day.

The direct non-stop flight from Baku to New York City is a
landmark event in the modern history of AZAL symbolizing the transition to a
new qualitatively higher level of development, the report said.

The direct flight to New York will be
the first flight from South Caucasus to North America,
and will strengthen the status of AZAL as a regional leader in the air
passenger transportation.

The flight will be carried out by “Airbus-340” airliners that
are designed for long-haul routes.

AZAL has created a schedule convenient for both passengers of the direct
flight Baku-NY-Baku, and for those traveling using Baku as a transit location. AZAL believes the
new flight will be convenient for passengers who require convenient connections
to fly to Tbilisi, Aktau, Tehran, and Bishkek.

The in-flight service of the new flight will meet the highest industry
standards of long-haul flights. Catering concept, designed specifically for
these flights, also deserves special attention.

In Baku,
the passengers of the new flight will be served in the newly opened airport
terminal that meets all the standards of aviation safety and the highest
standards of passenger service.

Earlier, AZAL had got permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) to carry out direct flights to the U.S. FAA experts noted
that Azerbaijan‘s
aviation safety level corresponds to international standards.

Moreover, the opening of direct flights between the U.S. and Azerbaijan shows the positive
development of both sides as such flights can promote partnerships, trade,
tourism, and economic growth in both countries.

As a regional and CIS leader in terms of the number of new aircrafts,
AZAL offers its passenger many flights to European countries, the CIS, Middle
East, and Asia.

The company cooperates with about 60 airlines to provide its passengers
with an opportunity to travel freely around the world.

Source – http://www.azernews.az/

Iran ready to open skies to passing flights

An Iranian aviation official says the Islamic Republic is ready to open
its skies to the passing international flights heading from northern Europe to
East Asia after a Malaysian jet went down over eastern Ukraine.

On Tuesday, Deputy CEO for Aeronautical Operations at Iran Airports
Company (IAC) Ebrahim Shoushtari said Iranresponded positively to a request by the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) to offer its airspace as an alternative route for the
flights from northern Europe destined for East Asia.

Malaysia Airlines has already shifted AmsterdamKuala Lumpurflights into the Iranian airspace, Shoushtari added.

On July 17, Malaysia’s
Boeing 777 passenger plane en route from the Dutch capital of Amsterdamto Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine,
leading to the death of all 298 passengers on board.

The location has been the scene of intense fighting between pro-Russia
protesters and Ukrainian military forces over the past months. Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko had said the Boeing 777 may have been shot down.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 18 that the government of
the territory in which the tragedy had happened bears responsibility for it.

Earlier this month, Iran’s
Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) ordered national airlines to reroute flights
around eastern Ukraineairspace, saying it is prepared to open the country’s airspace to international
flights after the deadly incident.

Leading airlines, including Air France,
British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Russian airline Transaero have
also said they would avoid airspace over eastern Ukraine.

Source – http://www.presstv.ir/

Russia bans Ukrainian airlines flying to Azerbaijan through its airspace

Russia has decided to stop transit flights
of Ukrainian airlines to a number of countries through its territory.

APA reports quoting RIA Novosti, this information was expressed by Russian
Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev.

Russia ceases
transit flights of Ukrainian airlines Georgia,Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkeythrough the airspace of the Russian
Federation
,” he said at a government
meeting.

Source – http://ru.apa.az/

Azerbaijan, Iran may launch two new flights

Azerbaijan and Iranintend to study the issue of establishment of two new flights, the text of the
protocol signed at the ninth meeting of the bilateral intergovernmental
commission on trade-economic and humanitarian cooperation held in Baku said.

“The parties will examine the issue of opening flights for
Nahichevan – Tehran – Nahichevan, and Mashhad – BakuMashhad, then the
exchange of information on research results will be held,” the document
said.

At present, the flights on the BakuTehran and Baku– Debris air routes are being operated between the two countries.

Source – http://en.trend.az/