Monthly Archives: January 2016

Azerbaijan Airlines resumes Baku – Barcelona – Baku flight

Azerbaijan
Airlines (AZAL) announced the resumption of regular flights from Baku, Azerbaijan,
to Barcelona, Spain, from June 18, 2016.

DirectBakuBarcelonaBaku flights
will be operated every week on Saturdays.

Departure
from Heydar Aliyev International Airport is
at 07:00 a.m. Baku time, arrival at Barcelona’s El Prat International
Airport is at 09:45 a.m. local time. Departure from Barcelonais at 11:00 a.m. local time, arrival in Bakuis at 07:10 p.m. local time.

Air
ticket price for BakuBarcelonaBaku flight comes
to EUR 381+.

Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish autonomous region of Cataloniaand one of major  seaports of Spain. Barcelona combines European comfort and
active city life, a rich infrastructure and cultural magnificence.

BakuBarcelonaBaku flights will be operated on comfortable
Airbus A319 airliners, which have economy and business class passenger cabins.

Air tickets
can be booked on the AZAL’s official website at
www.azal.az and purchased at AZAL sales offices
and official agencies. As part of the flight, travelers can take advantage of
AZAL Miles frequent-flyer program. Information about the program can be found
at: 
http://www.azal.az/en/azal-miles.

To
purchase your air tickets and for more information, please contact: Phone:
(+99412) 598-88-80, *8880. E-mail: 
callcenter@azal.az.

Source – https://www.azal.az/

S7 Airlines launches new Moscow – Taraz flight

S7
Airlines, Russia, expands its flight programme and informs that, starting from June 5,
2016, the Airline begins operating its international flights en route Moscow, RussiaTaraz, Kazakhstan.

One-way
air ticket costs EUR 79+ and roundtrip one – EUR 158+, the airport and other
fees are paid in addition.

Flights
on the Moscow – Taraz segment will be operated on
Sundays and Taraz – Moscowsegment will be operated on Mondays.

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/

Etihad Airways provides free access to Al Dhabi Lounge for passengers flying from Almaty and Astana to Europe

Etihad Airways offers its passengers traveling from Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan, to Europe to relax in the Al Dhabi Lounge while
waiting for the next flight.

Al Dhabi Lounge have such available services, as free Wi-Fi, buffet,
bar, showers and special lounges.

Free access to this Lounge for up to five hours is available for guests
traveling from Almaty and Astana to the following destinations: Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt and London.

This offer is valid for sales and departures for the period from January
12th through March 31, 2016.

For more information on the flight schedule and on the cost of air tickets
in KZT, including fees, please call at +7 701 22 52 712.

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/

Lufthansa offers special fares for roundtrip flights from Almaty to cities in Germany

Lufthansa offers special fares for flights from Almaty to Germany, namely
US $ 495+ for a roundtrip flight.

Sales period ends on February 05, 2016. The flight period is until May 31,
2016.

The cost of roundtrip air tickets at the specified airfare is valid on
flights from Almaty, Kazakhstan, to the following cities in GermanyBerlin, Bremen,
Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, HanoverHamburg, MunichNuremberg and Stuttgart.

The price may vary depending on currency exchange rates at the date of
sale.

For more information on the flight schedule and on the cost of air tickets
in KZT, including fees, please call at +7 701 22 52 712.

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/

Medical Aviation Center to be checked for legality of using budgetary funds after medical helicopter crash

One
has appointed checks of the Republican Medical Aviation Center to comply with the
legality of using budget funds and aviation transportation services,  the Kazakh General Transport Prosecutor’s
Office reported.

Recall,
on January 27, 2016, at about 04:55p.m., local time,  the MD-600N helicopter crashed in the Almaty Region,Kazakhstan.
As a result, five people were killed including one pilot and four passengers
including a child.

The
flight was operated by the aircraft belonged to Aspan Airlines JSC at the
request of the Air Ambulance National Center in the framework of the Air Transport
Service Provision Agreement concluded on  December 30, 2015.

This
fact was registered on January 27th in the Unified Register of
pre-trial investigations of the Police Line Department at the Ushtobe station under
Article #344 of the Criminal Code (Violation of Safety Rules or Operation of Railway,
Air, Sea and River Transport).

By
order of the Prosecutor General of the Republicof Kazakhstan,  a pre-trial investigation material was adopted
for production by a special prosecutor of the General Transport Prosecutor’s Office
in Kazakhstan.
Also, one appointed to verify compliance with the legality of using budgetary
funds and aviation transportation services by the Aspan Airlines JSC and Air Ambulance National Center.

Source – http://kazinform.kz/

 

Qatar Airways may launch world’s longest flight

A whopping 18½-hour journey between Doha,Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand,
is poised to become the world’s longest direct flight if Qatar Airways follows
through with plans for the new route, CNN reports.

Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker revealed plans
for the ultra-long haul in an interview with Bloomberg Business at last week’s
Bahrain Air Show.

Boeing
777-LR aircraft would be used to make the trip, Bloomberg Business reported. The
aircraft can carry 259 passengers.

No
word yet on when the airline might start the service.

Currently,
the world’s longest flight is operated by Qantas between Dallas-Fort Worth and
Sydney, according to statistics portal Statista.com.

At 16
hours and 55 minutes (8,577 miles/13,804 km), the Qantas flight’s duration
falls short of Qatar‘s
proposed Doha-Auckland route (9,034 miles/14,539 km) by more than an
hour-and-a-half.

Setting
records for flight distance or duration is a moving target. Emirates Airline is
set to eclipse current frontrunner Qantas in the spring, when it launches a route
from Dubai to Panama City, Panama,
that would last 17 hours and 35 minutes.

And
Singapore Airlines, which held the record for the longest nonstop flight until
2013, has considered taking the title back with possible resumption of its
nearly 19-hour flights between New York and Singapore.

Source – http://kazinform.kz/

Iran, Airbus strike historic business deal

Iran signed a deal with Airbus for the
purchase of 118 aircraft from the European manufacturer.

The
deal was signed by Iran‘s
Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi and his French counterpart
on the sidelines of a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and
French President Francois Hollande in Elysee Palace, Paris, Iranian state-run TV channel IRINN
reported from the event venue Jan. 28.

Under
the terms of the contract, Airbus will be committed to deliver the aircraft,
acquired by Iranunder the lease, within four years.

According
to the contract, the planes will be brand new in different types, including the
wide-body Airbus A380. Iranis committed to pay for the planes within 10 years.

Source – http://en.trend.az/

 

Boeing supplied a record number of aircraft in 2015

The Boeing Co. reported revenue growth by 6% in 2015 up to US $ 96.1
billion against the backdrop of a record number of deliveries of commercial
aircraft. The production capacities of commercial aircraft amounted to 762, as compared
to 723 in2014. Net sales for the year decreased by 5% – down to US $ 5.2 billion.

Revenue of the division producing commercial aircraft, has grown by 10% over
the past year and amounted US $ 66 billion.

However, along with the preliminary results, the Company issued a
forecast decrease in supplies and revenues in 2016. This year, Boeing expects
to receive revenue in the range of US $ 93-95 billion, deliveries of commercial
aircraft is projected at 740-745 units.

Experts are concerned about the decline in the number of new orders for Boeing,
while the aircraft production capacities are growing.

Source – http://www.aviaport.ru/

24-year anniversary of the National Airline celebrated in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Airways celebrates its  24-year anniversary today.

Airliners of this Air Company operate their flights to over 40 cities in
Europe, Asia and USA.
In 2015, Uzbekistan Airways carried out more than 23,000 flights. More than 2.5
million passengers benefited Airline services and about 42,000 metric tons of
cargo was transported.

Uzbekistan airways was established on January
28, 1992.

Source – http://www.aviaport.ru/

Air Company: helicopter crashed in Kazakhstan was in good condition

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The helicopter belonged to ASPAN Airline, Kazakhstan that crashed in the
southeast of the country killing five people was technically good, the Airline
said Thursday.

On Wednesday, the rescuers received information that on January 27,
2016, the helicopter was flying from Usharal, Almaty Region, to Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, as it was delivering a
sick child to a regional hospital. Then, communication with the helicopter was
lost. About 500 people and 70 units of equipment were involved in search of this
helicopter. On board, there were the pilot, two physicians and a mother with her
child. On Thursday, rescuers found the wreckage of the helicopter, no one
survived there. The helicopter belonged to ASPAN JSC.

The report noted that airline passed its certification in August 2015, an
it is valid until August 19, 2018. The company promises to provide the reasons
for this air crash after obtaining the opinion of the competent authorities.

“The MD600 N helicopter produced in 1997 was technically sound and has
been certified by the authorized body of civil aviation to produce the
certificate of airworthiness on November 10, 2015”, one said in a
statement.

It also notes that “the level of training, experience and qualifications
of the perished aircraft commander, V. T. Kondratyuk, complied with all
regulatory requirements and allowed him to perform this mission”.

Source – http://www.aviaport.ru/