Daily Archives: 22.08.2014

Air Astana launches new route: Astana – Bangkok – flight schedule

The Kazakhstan’s flag
air carrier, Air Astana, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new
route between Astana and Bangkokstarting from 15 December 2014. The flight is operated by Air Astana’s new
Boeing-767, airfares are KZT 112,500+, including taxes and surcharges*.

The flights will be operated on Mondays and Thursday as per the flight schedule

Days of service            Departure        Arrival              Flight # AC type

Astana – Bangkok

Mon, Thu                     01:35               09:55               KC
231           B767

Bangkok – Astana

Mon, Thu                     11:05               18:00               KC
232           B767

Passengers may book their flights from Almaty to Bangkok at the Air Company’s website, or contact
the Airline’s 24/7 Call Centre on +7 (727) 244 44 77 or visit Air Company’s air
ticket sales offices.

* Commission/service fees are charged separately if purchased via Air
Astana 24/7 Call Centre, Air Astana Airport & City Ticket Office or via
Travel Agencies.

Source – http://www.airastana.com/

Czech Airlines cancels Prague – Almaty flights from November to February

Czech Airlines will not operate its flights en route Prague – Almaty in the winter flight schedule
of 2014-2015.

The last flight to Almaty this year will be operated on October 22, 2014.
Resumption of non-stop flights is expected on March 5, 2015.

All reservations for November – February period will be canceled.

The passengers have the opportunity to rebook, re-route, or to refund
their air tickets.

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/ 


Dutch investigators to release first MH17 crash report in September – Media

An initial report on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash will be
released during the first week of September, said Wim van der Weegen, spokesman
for the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), cited by Kommersant newspaper Thursday.

Wim van der Weegen told the news outlet that the report would take into
account information from various sources, including flight data recorders,
information from air traffic controllers, radar and satellite data, as well as
the conclusion of international investigators that visited the crash site.

The Dutch Safety Board, which is in charge of victim identification and
probing the cause of the disaster, has finished its work in Ukraine, the spokesman said, adding that the
analysis of the gathered data will be conducted in the DSB headquarters in The Hague.

Malaysia Airlines MH17 en route from Amsterdamto Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July
17. All 298 people on board, including 193 Dutch nationals, died in the crash.

The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is seriously
obstructed by continuing clashes between independence supporters and Kiev forces in eastern regions of Ukraine.

Ukrainian authorities claim the plane was shot down by independence
supporters, whereas the latter say they do not have necessary equipment to hit
a target flying this high.

Source – http://en.ria.ru/

Reader is outraged because of low-service level at Issyk-Kul International Airport

One of the readers was outraged with an extremely low-service level at Issyk-Kul International Airportlocated in Tamchi, Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan.

Firstly, he notes, while the Almaty – Tamchi flight lasts only 25
minutes, the Kyrgyz border guards had not allowed passengers to leave the
aircraft for 20 minutes, and the guests/tourists were unhappy with hospitality
of our country.

Secondly, the reader reports that only one person was serving people at
the border control stand, taking into account that the flight consisted of 100

Also, the reader reported the parking area at the airport was not
controlled and the cars were blocking each other so it was impossible to leave.

“Why do our agencies work so badly?” he resented.

Source – http://reporter.akipress.org/ 


FlyDubai Airlines to be involved in carrying pilgrims to Mecca – Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan

The FlyDubai Airlines, UAE, will be involved in carrying pilgrims to Saudi Arabia,  Muhammad Anarkulov, head of the Hajj and Umrah
Department, Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan, reported to the AKIpress
News Agency, Kyrgyzstan,
on August 22, 2014.

According to him, these are the results of the negotiations regarding the
airline that took place between the delegation of Kyrgyzstanheaded by Maksat aji Toktomushev and representatives of Saudi Arabia.

“The air tickets’ prices remain the same, US $1,300 per roundtrip air
ticket”, he said.

Earlier, Saudi Arabiaoffers a Flynas Airlines, but FlyDubai was the winner of the competition held
by the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan.

FlyDubai operates its flights to Saudi
with a stopover in Dubai.

Source – http://ca-news.org/

Supreme Court of Tajikistan – Rolkan Investments Ltd did not apply regarding confiscated aircraft

A number of domestic and foreign media wrote at the beginning of this
week about the fact that the leadership of the Russian airline, Rolkan
Investments Ltd, appealed to the Supreme Court of Tajikistan to revoke the
confiscation of two AN-72s adopted in 2011 and return them to the owner, but
this is not true, Habibullo Amirbekzoda,  head of the administration, Supreme Court,
reported to the Asia Plus News Agency, Tajikistan.

“The leadership of Rolkan Investments Ltd officially appealed to the
Supreme Court of Tajikistan last time in early 2013to cancel the forfeiture of
two AN-72s and return them to the owner, but, on February 26, 2013, the Supreme
Court of Tajikistan officially denied them”, Mr. Amirbekzoda said.

He further stressed that, after this, there have been no any appeals sent
by the Rolkan Investments Ltd and addressed to the Tajik Supreme Court.

The incident around AN-72s took place back in 2011, when the pilots of Rolkan
Investmens Ltd returned from Kabul,
, after
the delivery of goods to the ISAF troops. The pilots were permitted to cross
the state border of Tajikistan.
However, Tajik flight control officers said there was no permission and
demanded the return to Kabul.
Since the jet fuel was running out, the aircraft made
​​an emergency landing in Kurgan-Tube,
, where
they were detained by the State National Security Committee of Tajikistan.

The court found the pilots guilty and sentenced to 2.5 years of
imprisonment, but, based upon the  amnesty law, they were released in the
courtroom. These two aircraft were registered with the State Property Committee
of Tajikistan, which can put them up for auction. However, according to
available information, the aircraft are still at the airport in Kurgan-Tube.

Source – http://news.tj/