Daily Archives: 08.06.2016

Air Astana offers attractive airfares for flights to Tehran

Air Astana, Kazakhstan,
offers its Almaty, KazakhstanTehran, Iran, direct flights at a bargain

Round trip airfares are KZT 75,000+.




Flight Number


Flight Duration

Almaty Tehran 

Tue, Thu, Sat



KC 251


3h 55m

Tehran Almaty

Tue, Thu, Sat



KC 252


3h 15m

Sales period is June 1 – July 31, 2016.

Flight period is June 30 – July 31, 2016.

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/

SCAT Airlines launches Aktau – Makhachkala direct flights

SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan,
announces on launching its flight en route Aktau,KazakhstanMakhachkala, Russia, to be operated from June 20ththrough October 24, 2016.

The flights will be operated on Mondays. Departure from Aktau is at 04:10p.m.
and arrival in Makhachkalais at 03:00p.m. Departure from Makhachkalais at 05:00p.m., arrival in Aktau is at 07:50p.m. Time is local for each

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/

Air Astana introduces additional frequencies on some flights

The Kazakhstan’s
flag air carrier, Air Astana, announces on introducing additional frequencies
on the following flight destinations:

St. Petersburg, Russia:

Since July 18, 2016 the Almaty – St. Petersburg flights will be operated every day, and, as regards the Astana – Saint Petersburg air route,
the number of flights will increase to five times a week.

Tbilisi, Georgia:

Since July 2, 2016 the frequency of flights on the Almaty – Tbilisi air route will be
increased to six  times a week. These flights
will be operated on Airbus-A320/321 airplanes.

Kiev, Ukraine:

Since July 18, 2016 the Almaty – Kiev flights will be operated daily on Airbus-A320/321 airplanes.

Source – http://www.itplus.kz/

Airport in Urgench, Uzbekistan, reopened after incident with EgyptAir plane


The airport in Urgench,
, was
closed early in the morning due to the emergency landing of the airliner belonged
to EgyptAir. At present, it has already been reopened and two domestic flights
have been flown from Tashkent, a Spokesperson of
Tashkent International Airport said RIA Novosti, Russia, on Wednesday. 
Egyptian aviation sources told Reuters the bomb threat turned out to be a hoax.

“Two flights departed from Tashkentat 01:15p.m. and 01:20p.m. local time to fly to Urgench, as they were
previously scheduled for 07:00a.m. and 08:00a.m. The airport in Urgench is opened”,
the Spokesperson said.

Earlier, there was a report that EgyptAir aircraft was flying en route Cairo, EgyptBeijing, China, and had emergency landing in
Urgench due to a bomb threat.

Source – http://www.aviaport.ru/

Irkut Corporation presents its new MS-21 passenger aircraft

Today, June 8, 2016,
ceremony of rolling out a MS-21 new passenger aircraft
was held in Irkutsk, Russia.  This is a family of short- and
medium-haul  new generation aircraft having a capacity of 132 – 211 seats.
The Irkut Corporation PJSC, a part of the United Aircraft Corporation, is a developer
and manufacturer of this aircraft. An AS Yakovlev Engineering Center is
responsible for the development of design of documentation for MS-21,
production is carried out at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.

“The construction of the first aircraft is an important stage of the
MS-21 Programme. We are waiting for  a delegation of our partners,
existing and potential customers and representatives of federal and regional
authorities at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant”, said Oleg Demchenko, President, Irkut
Corporation PJSC.

MS-21 includes all the latest developments in the field of aircraft and
engine. Composite wing, larger diameter fuselage, engines and latest-generation
systems provide a competitive edge liner: lower operating costs, increased
passenger comfort, satisfaction of the requirements of prospective regulations
on environmental impact.

This airliner is focused on the most capacious segment of the world
market. The family of the MS-21 medium-haul includes two models, designed with
a high degree of unification. MS-21-200 is designed to carry 132 – 165 passengers,
whereas MS-21-300 can carry up to 163-211 people. The aircraft is not only the
best performance, as regards its characteristics, but it is also quite able to
compete with the world leaders including the price formation.

The Irkut Corporation formed the starting portfolio of firm orders for 175
MS-21s, plus “soft orders” for more than 100 planes. Advances have already been
received for all firm contracts. It might be possible to sell at least 1,000 MS-21s.
Aircraft is designed to be operated within at least 20 years, amounting to
about 10% of the world market supply of single-aisle aircraft with a capacity
of 140-230 seats. One has already signed firm contracts to supply 175 MS-21s, and
Aeroflot is expected to become the first operator of these aircraft. Some foreign
companies, as expected, may become the operators, too.

Source – http://www.ruaviation.com/

State Property Management Fund puts up 49% state-owned shares of Air Kyrgyzstan JSC for investment competition

The State Property Management Fund (SPMF) under
the Government of Kyrgyzstan has put up 49% state-owned shares of Air
Kyrgyzstan JSC for investment competition, as it comes to 1,929,203 shares, the
SPMF Press Service reported.

According to the terms of the tender, the buyer
is obliged to update and increase the Air Company’s fleet with modern aircraft on
the following conditions:

  • Number of aircraft is not less
    than five, which are acquired by the buyer’s own funds and are available for
    free of charge;
  • Terms of delivery is within five

The requirements to aircraft are as follows:

  • Compliance with airworthiness
    requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and
    the Kyrgyz Aviation Rules, their age is less than 20 years;
  • Aircraft should meet the Air
    Company’s business tasks including their capacity and flight range.

In addition, the buyer should invest not less
than US $ 1 million for the development and increase in the Air Company’s working
capital within 12 months from the date of signing the contract of sale of
shares (the terms of this paragraph shall be detailed in the contract), as well
as to repay accounts payable of Air Kyrgyzstan JSC in the amount of KGS 165
mln. within 12 months from the date of concluded the Share Purchase Agreement.

The cost of 49 percent of Air Kyrgyzstan JSC’s state-owned
shares comes to KGS 188,889 thousand. The date of the auction and summarizing
is September 6, 2016.

Source – http://www.kabar.kg/

Azerbaijan’s AZAL to receive Russian MC-21 passenger planes

Azerbaijan’s AZAL to receive Russian MC-21 passenger planes

Airlines CJSC (AZAL) and one of the Russia‘s
largest aircraft lessors – Ilyushin Finance & Co. (IFC), have signed a
memorandum of intent for the supply of Irkut MC-21 planes to Azerbaijan,
TASS news agency reported June 8.

memorandum was signed by Director General of AZAL Jahangir Asgarov and CEO of
IFC Alexander Rubtsov.

and time of the supplies are not specified.

first deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018
within the framework of the Irkut Corporation’s contract with the Aeroflot
(Russian Airlines) PJSC.

Irkut MC-21 (also known as the “Airliner of the 21st Century”) is a
series of three twin-engine short-range and mid-range Russian jet airliners
with a capacity of 150-212 passengers being developed and to be produced by
Irkut Corporation, part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

Source – http://en.trend.az/

EgyptAir plane lands in Uzbekistan due to bomb threat

EgyptAir plane lands in Uzbekistan due to bomb threat

EgyptAir plane heading from Egypt‘s
capital Cairo to China‘s
capital Beijing has landed in Uzbekistan due
to a bomb threat, Al-Wasat newspaper reported June 8 citing EgyptAir sources.

plane made an emergency landing after Cairoairport authorities received an anonymous tip about a bomb on board the
airliner, according to the newspaper.

“In the
morning of June 8, 2016, information was received about the possibility of
finding an explosive device on board an A-330-220 aircraft, owned by EgyptAir,
as it was flying en route Cairo, EgyptBeijing,
. On board,
there were 17 crew members and 118 passengers”, Uzbekistan Airways reported.

to the Uzbek airline, in this regard, the Uzbek aviation authorities were requested
for an emergency landing of said aircraft. At 08:00a.m. local time, the
Egyptian aircraft successfully landed in the airport of Urgench, Uzbekistan.

the plane is in a safe area. The crew members and passengers were evacuated and
corresponding services carry out checks and inspections of this aircraft”, Uzbekistan
Airways reported, which owns all airports in the country.

Source – http://en.trend.az/