Daily Archives: 15.08.2014

Azerbaijan intends to purchase A-400M air lifter

Azerbaijan is considering the opportunities
for purchasing A400M Atlas tactical air lifter, APA reports quoting military
sources.

The Azerbaijani side has attended the presentation of the air lifter and
liked its capabilities.

Currently, the existing potential is being evaluated and purchasing
opportunities are being considered.

The Airbus A400M Atlas is a multi-national four-engine turboprop
military transport aircraft.

The air lifter has a crew of three or four (two pilots). Its length is 45.1 m, wingspan – 42.4 m, max takeoff weight –
141 tons, cruising speed – 780
km/h
.

Source –  http://en.apa.az/

Air Astana flight en route Moscow – Almaty failed to take off due

Air Astana aircraft flying en route Moscow – Almaty has failed to take off on
time, the Air Company’s Press Service said.

“Flight # 876 was to take off on August 14 at 23.05 by Moscow time. All the passengers have been accommodated
at hotels so far. The scheduled aircraft departure time is 14:00 by Moscow time, the statement
reads.

Recall, on August 5, 2014, the Boeing-767 airline belonged to Air
Astana, which was to operate its scheduled flight #EY5893 along the Astana – Abu-Dhabi
air route, could not depart from the Almaty International Airport.
According to the Air Company, there were problems with the onboard computer. Over
70 passengers had been placed in the waiting area of the capital’s airport for five
hours. They were provided with food, as well as they could over-book their air tickets
for transit flights. After some technical repairs, the plane flew along the marked
air route.

Source – http://inform.kz/

UIA launches non-stop scheduled service between Kiev and Tashkent

Ukraine International Airlines (UAI) launched scheduled flights
connecting Ukraine and Uzbekistan from
August 14, 2014.

The leading Ukraine’s
carrier will be operating two UIA-coded non-stop scheduled KievTashkentKiev flights per week.

UIA flights connecting Kiev and Tashkent will be operated on modern
Boeing 737 aircraft with two-class cabin configuration – Business Class and
Economy Class – twice per week: outbound – on Thursdays and Sundays; inbound –
on Mondays and Fridays.

Departure of
the flight #PS-647 from Kiev (Borispol Airport)
is on Thursdays and Sundays at 19:10, arrival in Tashkent is on the following day at 02:10.

Departure of
the flight #PS-648 from
Tashkent’s South International Airport is on Mondays and Fridays at
05:05, arrival in
Kievis at 08:45. Time is local for all airports.

UIA offers tickets for flights from Tashkent at fares of EUR 465+ (round trip,
economy class, all taxes and surcharges included).

“UIA offers convenient connecting flights to Tashkent from Warsaw,
Munich, Berlin, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Istanbul,
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and other cities of UIA route network via
Kiev, – noted Anton Mattis, UIA Vice President Sales. – UIA new service expands
the airline’s transit potential and provides passengers from the EU, the Russian Federation, Ukraine,
and Uzbekistanwith a wider range of travel opportunities. Convenient flight schedule,
geographically sound air route, and no visa-related issues make traveling via Kiev both time-efficient
and comfortable”.

Source – http://www.uzdaily.uz/

Plane from Minsk, Belarus, makes emergency landing in Kostanai, Kazakhstan

A plane from Minsk, Belarus, made ​​an emergency landing at the airport in Kostanai, Kazakhstan,
on the night of August 14, 2014. The passengers of the Minsk– Kostanai flight were not injured, the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan, reported.

Yuri Kamelin, Spokesperson, BelAvia Airlines, confirmed there was an
extraordinary situation on board, but he refused to comment it citing a lack of
authority.

“The passengers who arrived in Kostanai from Minsk, looked calm and did not raise any
claims”, Mr. Kamelin said. “The delay of the return flight was about four hours”.

According to insider information, the Belarusian Boeing-737 had problems
with landing at the airport in Kostanai because of the refusal of its on – board
devices. On board, there were 61 passengers and five crew members.

Source – http://incident.zakon.kz/

Airport in Uralsk, Kazakhstan, closes for repairs

As it became known, the Oral International Airport (Uralsk, Kazakhstan) will be closed for
three months for reconstruction of its runway. Presumably, this will happen
since September 1, 2014,  until the end
of November.

At first, the passengers from Uralsk will
be carried to the airport in Atyrau,
Kazakhstan
, by buses
so they would be able to fly to Astana or Almaty by plane, the “My City” portal
reported.

Hairetdin Rascaliev, Director General, Oral International Airport, told on the
phone that repairs are really expected, but it is not yet known when exactly.
Moreover, the CEO said that in case of closure of the airport the aircraft
operating their flights en route Uralsk – Astana
and Uralsk
Almaty will fly through Atyrau. The agreement with the airport in Atyrau has
already been achieved.

Mr. Raskaliev told, “The passengers will be delivered from Uralsk to the airport in
Atyrau by buses at our expense. If the contractor has time to deliver necessary
materials, the airport will be closed on September 1, 2014”.

The Transport and Motorways Department told “My City” the contractor for
the reconstruction of the airport has not been specified yet so it is impossible to
talk about specific timing for closure.

The Airport and the Transport Department have not defined the period  to close the airport, but when buying air tickets,
the air ticket sales offices immediately warn their clients that, starting from
September 1st, the passengers from Uralsk will have to go to Atyrau by buses and only from there they will be able to fly
to Almaty or Astana.

The Atyrau Airport said the agreement with the airport in Uralsk has already been
achieved. They are ready to take the aircraft from Uralsk at any moment, as they offer all the
possibilities.

Recall the Government allocated KZT 6 billion this year from the
national budget to reconstruct the runway at Uralsk’ Oral International Airport.
The runway at this airport is in disrepair. Back in 2012, large-capacity
airliners refused to fly to Uralsk with a view to the safety of their passengers.

Source – http://incident.zakon.kz/ 

 

One names reason for Lufthansa’s flight delay to be departed from Tbilisi International Airport

On the night of August 15, 2014, departure of the aircraft belonged to Lufthansa
Airlines, Germany, was delayed
at Tbilisi International Airport,
Georgia
, for
technical reasons.

According to the passengers, the flight was delayed because a bird flew
into the airliner’s engine.

The representative of Lufthansa in Georgia said that the Airline
delayed departure of the aircraft to ensure the safety of its passengers and the
crew.

Source – http://www.trend.az/