Daily Archives: 04.12.2015

Turkish Airlines holds special promotion on flights from Nahichevan and Ganja to Europe

Turkish Airlines holds a special promotion on flights from Nahichevan
and Ganja to a number of European cities, according to the Air Company’s
website.

As a part of this campaign, the cost of the following flights is as
follows: Nahichevan – Milan costs  EUR 337
euros (roundtrip), Nahichevan – Prague – EUR 221 (roundtrip), Nahichevan –
Lisbon – EUR 244 (roundtrip), Nahichevan – Brussels – EUR 228 (roundtrip) and Nahichevan
– Frankfurt – EUR 262 (roundtrip).

Within this campaign, air tickets for the following flights are as
follows: Ganja – Riga costs EUR 269 (roundtrip),
Ganja – Lvov – EUR 305 (roundtrip), Ganja – Brussels – EUR 338 (roundtrip) and Ganja – Prague – EUR 331 ( roundtrip).

The cost of these air tickets includes all taxes, fees and surcharges. The
period of air ticket purchase for these destinations is December 2 – 31, 2015. The
travel period is from December 2nd through March 31, 2016.

Maximum stay in each of the destination countries is one month.

Source – http://interfax.az/

Modern equipment for personal inspection of passengers and baggage installed at airport in Batken, Kyrgyzstan

On December 2, 2015, modern equipment for personal screening passengers,
their baggage and hand luggage was installed at the airport in Batken, Kyrgyzstan.

Modern equipment for screening for the presence of dangerous goods and
substances, as well as the stationary metal frame meets the latest requirements
to ensure the bandwidth and high level of comfort and safety for passengers.

Safety of people is one of the most important areas, and the Osh branch of the Manas International
Airport Opened Joint Stock Company pays great attention to this factor.

Source – http://www.24.kg/

EBRD finances Air Astana’s technical maintenance centre – first in Central Asia to service large aircraft

The EBRD is supporting the growth programme of Kazakhstan‘s national airline, Air
Astana, with a loan of up to US$ 14 million equivalent in Kazakh tenge,
Kazinform has learnt from www.ebrd.com.

The
loan will finance the construction of the first aircraft maintenance facility
in the country, and in the entire Central Asian region, capable of serving
large aircraft. The technical maintenance centre will be located at Astana International Airport, which serves the
country’s fast-growing capital.
Currently, international airlines including Air Astana must have their large
aircraft maintained outside Kazakhstan,
mainly in the UK and China. The new
facility will enable Air Astana (which will also offer access for other
airlines) to service large planes in Kazakhstan.
An aircraft hangar, including a storage area and administration offices, and a
garage for specialized vehicles will be built with EBRD financing.

Earlier
this year, the Bank provided 8.5 billion tenge to JSC Astana International Airportto finance part of the airport’s modernization programme aimed at doubling
capacity and improving safety standards as per International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) requirements.
Janet Heckman, EBRD Director for Kazakhstan, said: “The EBRD is
very proud to finance two crucial projects in one year designed to bring the
capital’s airport to a new level. We are also very pleased to cooperate with
Air Astana, a company that deepens Kazakhstan‘s connection with the
rest of the world.”

Peter
Foster, Air Astana’s President, said: “Air Astana is very pleased to have
signed this agreement with the EBRD. Over the past few years the EBRD has
expanded its already substantial presence in Kazakhstan to become one of the
country’s leading international partners, adhering to the highest standards of
international business practices. We see this relationship as a natural
fit.”
Air Astana, the flagship carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
is one of the most dynamic airlines in the region. It is owned by the Kazakh
national wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, and BAE Systems. The airline flies 64
routes from Almaty and Astana.

The
new maintenance facility will create highly skilled jobs. Air Astana is already
planning skill transfers for future employees of the facility, using best
European practice.
The EBRD is the largest non-oil and gas foreign investor in Kazakhstan. One
of the Bank’s priorities in the country is economic diversification.

Source – http://kazinform.kz/

Two flights canceled at Astana International Airport

One flight from Almaty has been delayed and two flights from Aktobe have
been canceled at the Astana International Airport.

According
to the airport’s website, the flight of Scat air company from Almaty was
delayed and two flights of Bek Air company were canceled.

There
was no word on the reasons behind the delay and cancellations.

Source – http://kazinform.kz/

Emirates signs biggest deal in ATP history

Emirates
and the ATP have elevated their partnership announcing Emirates as the Premier
Partner of the ATP World Tour from 2016. The five-year agreement represents the
biggest sponsorship deal in the history of the ATP. 

As
Official Airline and Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour, Emirates will
benefit from global marketing rights delivering a powerful and consistent
presence via the Tour’s iconic net branding across 60 tournaments in 29
countries in six continents, and a cumulative global broadcast audience in
excess of 800 million. With 4.3 million fans attending on-site and more than
880 million dedicated TV viewers across the season, the Tour has attracted
record audiences in recent years. 

The partnership
also provides a platform across the tournaments for fans and guests to
experience Emirates’ unrivalled hospitality onsite, and participate in
extensive activation through the Tour’s official website
ATPWorldTour.com, the No.1 tennis portal in the
world with over 325M visits a year. 

“Emirates
is pleased to enhance its partnership with the ATP World Tour. For Emirates,
the global reach offered by sponsoring the ATP World Tour affords us the
opportunity to connect and engage with millions of tennis fans around the
globe. Emirates offers direct flights to nearly 90 percent of the 32 countries
visited by the ATP World Tour making this partnership particularly relevant for
our customers. Tennis truly is an international sport and it is our own
appreciation of this sport that has been the catalyst behind our growing tennis
sponsorship portfolio,’ said Boutros Boutros, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice
President Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand. 

‘It
says a lot about where we are as a sport that an industry leader in Emirates,
such a highly regarded and well established player in the sports marketing
world, has chosen to further increase its presence and association with the ATP
World Tour,” said Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President. “The
partnership provides a long term commitment and a true vote of confidence for
the future health of our sport. We look forward to continuing and developing
the successful partnership we have built over the years.” 

The
2015 ATP World Tour season, due to culminate this Sunday at the Barclays ATP
World Tour Finals at The O2 in London,
is currently tracking to hit an all-time annual attendance record. 

Emirates
has been a Platinum partner of the ATP World Tour since 2013, as well as title
sponsor of the Emirates ATP Rankings. Today’s announcement sees Emirates
replace Coronaas the Tour’s Premier Partner following the expiration of the agreement with
the Mexican beer brand at the end of this year. 

Emirates’
tennis portfolio includes some of the highest profile events on the tennis
calendar, including the Grand Slams the Australian Open, Roland Garros and the
US Open, the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the Australian Open Series, 
the ATP rankings, the Dubai Tennis Championships (UAE), Barcelona Open (ESP)
and Rogers Cup (CAN).

Source – http://www.emirates.com/

Boeing completes detailed design for the 787-10 Dreamliner

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Boeing
(NYSE: BA) has completed detailed design for the 787-10 Dreamliner, achieving
another major milestone in the development of the newest and longest member of
the 787 family. Boeing engineers reached the key milestone nearly two
weeks ahead of schedule.

The
milestone is critical to every development program because it means the
information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and
released for fabrication or procurement. Major assembly of the 787-10 will
begin in 2016, followed by first flight in 2017 and first delivery in 2018.

“With
the 787-10, we are building upon our experience and the 787-9 design itself to
create this newest member of the super-efficient 787 family,” said Ken Sanger, vice president of 787 Airplane Development. “Through
our dedicated team and our disciplined processes, we have optimized the design
for the needs of the market and are excited as we look forward to
production.”

As a
straightforward stretch of the 787-9, which entered service in 2014, Boeing
designed the 787-10 for superior efficiency as well as maximum commonality. Ninety-five
percent of the design and build of the 787-10 and 787-9 will be identical,
reducing complexity, cost and risk across the production system and providing
operational benefits to customers.

The
787-10 is the third and longest member of the 787 family. With a range of 6,430
nautical miles (11,910 km),
the 787-10 will cover more than 90 percent of the world’s twin-aisle
routes at a whole new level of fuel efficiency: 25 percent more fuel efficient
than the airplanes it will replace and at least 10 percent better than anything
offered by the competition for the future.

To
date, the 787-10 has logged 164 orders from nine customers around the world,
accounting for 14 percent of all 787 orders.

Source – http://boeing.mediaroom.com/