Daily Archives: 30.10.2014

Kazakhstan’s first flight of Invest Avia’s Boeing 767-300 is late by seven hours

The Kazakhstan’s
first flight of Boeing 767-300 belonged to Invest Avia Airlines en route Almaty
– Puget that was initially scheduled for 14:00, local time, on October 30,
2014, has been postponed by at least seven hours, Askar Nurgaliyev, Chairperson,
Board of Directors, Invest Avia, reported to Tengrinews.kz.

We remind herein this is a flight of the air company, around which,
there was a scandal that began when the Association of Tour Operators of
Kazakhstan circulated its  statement in
the media that the Russian tour operator sells air tickets for non-existent
flights. After that, the Civil Aviation Committee stated that Invest Avia had a
necessary permission to fly in Kazakhstan.
In addition, the Airline has shown its plane.

Director of the company appealed Tengrinews.kz on October 29th. According
to him, the Boeing 767-300 aircraft taken in a “wet lease” from Kharkov Airlines,Ukraine, was due to arrive
in Kazakhstanon October 28th. This would give enough time to prepare. But, according to Mr. Nurgaliyev,
the departure of the aircraft from Ukraine was established to be 15:00,
Astana time, October 30th. “Virtually, the entire aircraft has been sold”, he
said. According to Mr. Nurgaliyev, the aircraft will be ready to fly from
Almaty at 21:30 tonight, October 30th.

We note herein the travel agents, at this time, are awaiting departure of
the Invest Avia’s flight. According to a representative of one of the
companies, all the tourists were warned in advance. “All people from other
cities have been provided with hotel rooms at the Almaty International Airport. There was a delivery
message stating all the tourists will be compensated for half a day. And they
promise that the plane will take off at 21:30”, Alexander Younkin said.

Source – http://tengrinews.kz/

Mysterious airplane parts delivered to Aktau airport in Western Kazakhstan

Disassembled airplanes of unclear origin have been delivered to the
Aktau airport in Western Kazakhstan,
Tengrinews reports citing Tumba.kz.

The photos sent to the editorial office of the newswire on September 23
capture heavy-duty vehicles with a tail-plane, wings and landing gear of an

The airport administration provided no explanation as to where the
airplane parts came from. The airplane parts, according to the administration,
were delivered not for the airport. The Aktau airport only serves ready
airplanes and does not assemble airplanes, they said.

Moreover, there is no aircraft building company in Mangystau Region, Kazakhstan.

The Civil Aviation Committee declined to comments on the situation. The
journalists have not gotten any answers from the Ministry of Defense or Boarder
Services either. Tumba.kz then sent a request to the National Security
Committee of Kazakhstan.

One of the versions was that those may be NATO airplanes, since NATO has
an agreement with Kazakhstanto ship equipment and personnel to and from Afghanistanthrough Kazakhstan.
The military personnel travel by air, while the equipment is transported by land.
In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported earlier that the United States, in accordance with the agreement
between Kazakhstanand NATO, could transport commercial freights through the Aktau transit point.
The agreement does not allow transportation of military freights, however.

Only a day later the Public Revenue Department of Mangistau Oblast in Western Kazakhstan explained the origin and destination
of the disassembled airplanes. The department’s representative Maksat Akmuratov
said that those were parts of two IL-76 airplanes that were shipped from
Tashkent Mechanical Plant in Uzbekistanto Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex in Russiavia Kazakhstan‘s sea port of Bautino.

Source – http://tengrinews.kz/

Azerbaijan refuses taking Taimyr Airlines’ aircraft

Azerbaijan refused to take an aircraft flying
en route Krasnoyarsk, RussiaBaku, Azerbaijan. On one of the airlines
based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia,
faced this problem the day before, a Business District portal (BD), Krasnoyarsk, reported.

The Press Service of the Taimyr Airlines that operates under the NordStar
brand told BD that passengers of this Air Company could not fly to Baku the day before. The
reason of this is that Azerbaijani side did not give permission to fly.

Taimyr has been operating its flights from Krasnoyarskto Baku on a
regular basis since March 2012. the Airline’s Press Service explained they get
permission to fly from airports in other countries every season. AS regards the
winter air navigation season, Russiahas issued permission for the airlines of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani side
did not grant such permission for Russian air companies. The
 reasons for this decision are unknown.

Right now,  the Ministry of
Transport and the Federal Air Transport Agency, Russia, are  being addressed this situation. The Airline hopes
that, through the work of these agencies, it will be possible to solve the
problem in the short term. The next flight is scheduled for November 5th.

According to the Emeliyanovo Airport’d website, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) also
operates its flights from Krasnoyarsk to Baku. The Air Company has
started operating these flights since July 2014.

Reference information. NordStar Airlines was formed in December 2008.
According to the decision of the Board of Directors of the Taimyr Airlines OJSC
(controlled by Norilsk Nickel OJSC), one established a Moscow’s branch establishment under the name
of Taimyr Airline OJSC with its trademark of NordStar Airlines. The flight
network includes such destinations, as Krasnoyarsk,Norilsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Mineral Waters, Anapa, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Belgorod, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk,
Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Samara, Surgut,Chita, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Abakan, Bikit, Igarka, Vanavara, Stony Tunguska,
Turuhansk, Tura, North-Yenisei, Dushanbe, Hudzhand,
Astana, Baku, Dubai,Yerevan, Mirniy and Beijing.

Source – http://www.aex.ru/

Russia’s Taimyr air company suspends flights to Azerbaijan

The Air Company does not agree with AZAL’s offer.

“Azerbaijan Airlines will operate all international flights from the Baku/Geidar
Aliev International Airport’s Terminal #1 since November 1, 2014. In this case, there
will be lack of time in reception of aircraft. Russia’s Taimyr (NordStar Airlines)
air company does not agree with the time offered by AZAL”, said Magerram Safarli,
Spokesperson, AZAL. 

He added that Taimyr will be able to resume the flights if it accepts
AZAL’s offers.

Russia’s Taimyr Company has been operating
its BakuKrasnoyarskBaku flights
since March, 2012. However, it could not operate flights on October 29, 2014.

According to Taimyr, Azerbaijani side refused to permit flight of
Russian company while preparing flight schedule for 2014-2015 autumn-winter seasons. 

The flights are implemented on Mondays at 06:30 and Wednesdays at 16:20.

Source – http://en.apa.az/

New terminal at Dushanbe International Airport to serve three first flights

The new terminal of Dushanbe International Airport (DIA), Tajikistan,
will serve three first test flights.

Mahmadyusuf Shodiev, Spokesperson, DIA, reported to the Avesta News
Agency, Tajikistan,
currently, there is a check of all systems of this terminal for readiness.

According to him, in the coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the new
terminal will serve three test flights. The terminal will depart two aircraft and
take one.

Mr. Shodiev also announced that starting from November 3, 2014, the new
terminal will be operational round the clock on a permanent basis.

We remind herein the new terminal at Dushanbe International Airport was officially
opened on September 3, 2014, with the participation of the President of
Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

The air terminal was built on the basis of an agreement between the
governments of Tajikistanand France. The total cost of construction work under the contract came to EUR 39
million, of these, EUR 20 million were allocated by the DIA, whereas the share
of the French side totaled EUR 19 million.

The total area of the terminal is 11,000 sq. meters. One expects that
after commissioning the new terminal, it will serve 1.5 million passengers a

The estimated carrying capacity of this terminal is 500 passengers per
hour. The project was implemented by a French construction company, Vinci.

Source – http://www.avesta.tj/

AZAL to increase number of flights from Baku to Tel-Aviv

Azerbaijan Airlines will increase the number of regular flights to Tel-Aviv, Israel,
beginning from December 9, 2014, AzerTAc reported.

AZAL informed APA-Economics News Agency, Azerbaijan, beginning from December 9, 2014, the regular flights en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Tel Aviv – Baku will be operated on Tuesdays as well. Departure from Baku will be on Tuesdays at 09:35, arrival in Tel Aviv – at 11:00 (local time),
departure from Tel Aviv will be at 22:30, arrival in Baku – at 04:00 (local time)

Currently, the flights are operated on Sundays at 09:35 (Baku time).

Source – http://en.apa.az/