Monthly Archives: October 2016

Information about bomb in Manas International Airport’s building not confirmed

about a bomb in Manas International Airport’s
building has not been confirmed, the State Committee of National Security, Kyrgyzstan,

One noted
that several hours ago, all people were evacuated from the airport building. Because
of this situation, check-in procedures for four flights have been suspended, according
to the Press Service of the airport.

has clarified that three international flights were delayed including one to
Moscow, Russia, scheduled for 05:20pm (hereinafter, local Bishkek time is
pointed out), Novosibirsk, Russia, scheduled for 05:45 pm and Surgut, Russia,
scheduled for 06:10pm. Also, one has suspended check-in for the domestic flight
to Osh initially
scheduled for 05:00pm.

airplane that arrived in the Manas International Airportfrom Novosibirsk, Russia, was met by military
persons, eyewitnesses reported to

The airport’s
official website reported that the flight from Novosibirsk arrived at 04:46pm local time. The
arrived passengers were not allowed  to
get to their passport control.

unknown man called to police department from his mobile phone today at 04:10 pm
local time and said there was a bomb at Manas International Airport.

The airport
building was immediately surrounded by police officers. Experts found no any explosive
devices after nearly two hours of searching. Currently, the police is finding out
who reported about the bomb.

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Manas International Airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is seeking for possible bomb

The Manas International Airport located near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan,
is looking for a bomb. According to eyewitnesses, all visitors and employees
were evacuated from the airport territory.

are on the motor road and in the parking lot now. No one is allowed to go in
the airport building. All visitors are in their nervous condition, because no
one explains anything. Only special services are in the airport territory now
and several ambulance vehicles have arrived”, they told the News Agency, Kyrgyzstan

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Uzbekistan Airways transported over 1.88 million passengers for Jan-Sept 2016

НАК «Узбекистон хаво йуллари» за 9 месяцев перевезла более 1,88 млн. пассажиров

the period of Jan-Sept 2016, Uzbekistan Airways has transported 1.882 million passengers,
or by 5% less, as compared to the same period of 2015, the Air Company’s Board
of Directors informed.

to the Airline’s Press Service, Uzbekistan Airways totally operated 16,692
flights for January-September 2016.

At the
same time, the Airline has increased transportation on its international
flights (non-CIS) by 0.8%. As regards destinations inside the CIS, one has
recorded decrease by 4.2%. As for domestic flights in Uzbekistan,
reduction has amounted 14.4%.

Airways stressed that the average passenger load per flight amounted to 113
passengers. Passenger seats have been loaded by 74.54% in average, whereas the
commercial load amounted 55.57%.

Airways’ cargo transportation planes totally operated in January-September 2016,
or by 46 flights more, as compared to the same period last year. The Air
Company transported 30,600 metric tons of cargo, which is by 1.6% less, as
compared to Jan-Sept 2015.

On a
regular basis, the Airline operates its cargo flights from the airport in Navoi, Uzbekistan,
to Frankfurt, New Delhi, DubaiShanghai, Tehran and Bishkek. One has transported 27,000 metric tons of cargo. Uzbekistan
Airways is in talks nowadays to launch regular flights to Shijiazhuang, China.

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Dense fog delays 15 flights in Almaty

flights have been delayed at the Almaty International Airportthis morning, Kazinform correspondent reports.

to Pavlodar, Astana and Ust-Kamenogorsk were delayed. A flight to
Aktau was canceled.

from Semey, Shymkent, Astana, Shymkent, Aktau, Kyzylorda, Ust-Kamenogorsk,Pavlodar, Astana, Semey, New
and Dubaiwere delayed as well. A flight from Aktau to Almaty was canceled.

flights were delayed and canceled due to dense fog that blanketed the city in
early morning.

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Boeing to build final assembly centers in China for the first time ever

For the first time ever, a center for  final assembly of  Boeing 737 aircraft and an appropriate logistics
center will be opened in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China, reports, citing a
source in the Boeing Company.

Authorities of the Zhejiangprovince, the Boeing Company and the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC)
have signed an agreement, which includes the final assembly center for the
Boeing 737, created on the basis of the Boeing and COMAC joint venture, and the
logistics center, owned by Boeing.

It clarifies that the centers will be the first foreign industrial
structure of the company as part of the Boeing 737 production.

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Tbilisi – Moscow flights came into the category of the most popular ones in Georgia

In January-September 2016, 351,000 passengers used air services provided
on TbilisiMoscow Tbilisi flights, which are operated by Georgian
Airways, as well as Aeroflot and S7 Airlines, Russia.  This is by almost twice more, as compared to the
same period last year, the Georgian Airports Association reported on Saturday,
October 29, 2016.

According to this Association, this amounted 16.1% of total passenger air
traffic in airports in Georgia,
which has increased by 23.3% for the first nine months of 2016, as compared to
the same period in 2015. This increase came up to two million and 181.7
thousand people.

According to the number of passengers carried, the Tbilisi Moscow airline was ranked to be the second one
after the TbilisiIstanbul one, which benefited 478,000 people.
Followed by flights from Georgia to Kiev (243,000 passengers), Tel Aviv (148,000), Dubai (113,000), Baku (96,000), Tehran (80,000), Prague (77,000), Warsaw (70,000) and Minsk (67,000).

In Georgia, there are four existing airports, three of which are
international ones, namely, ones in Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi, as well as
there is one small airport in Mestia, Svaneti, a high-mountainous region in
Georgia with its own operating airport.

In January-September 2016, 33 air companies operated at the Georgian civil
aviation market providing air services to 66 destinations. The share of
Georgian air carriers accounted for 11% of the total market, whereas foreign air
companies had 89%.

Russia and Georgia have announced the
resumption of regular flights between the two countries on September 15, 2014.
As a result of technical consultations between air authorities of the two
countries, the Georgian airlines received the right to carry out regular
flights to such Russian cities, as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Sochi,
Rostov-on-Don and the Caucasus Mineral Waters, and the Russian ones – to Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi, Georgia.

According to the agreement, the frequency of flights en route TbilisiMoscow was determined as 18 flights a week from each side during winter air navigation
seasons, and 21 flights per week during spring/summer air navigation seasons.

As for the frequency of flights between other cities, in this case, the
number of flights is not limited, as it was prior to the termination of the
regular air links between Georgia and Russia.

As regards the Georgian side, direct regular flights to the Russian Federation are operated by Georgian
Airways, and Russia is
represented by Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and Ural Airlines regularly flying to Georgia.
As of November 1, 2016, a low-cost air carrier from Russia, Pobeda (Victory) Airlines, a part of the Aeroflot
Group, will be added as well, as this air company intends to carry out flights en
route Rostov-on-Don, Russia – Tbilisi.

Regular flights between Russia and Georgia were suspended in August 2008. The flights were resumed in August 2010, but
before September 2014, one was operating only direct charter flights between
the two countries.

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Uzbekistan Airways decreases passengers transportation by 5% in Jan-Sept 2016

National Airways (Ozbekiston Havo Yollari) carried 1.882 million passengers in
January-September 2016, which is 5 percent less than in the same period of
2015, according to the website of the company Oct. 31.

856,700 passengers were transported to the CIS countries (4.2 percent
decrease), 624,600 passengers to the far abroad countries (0.8 percent
increase), 400,600 passengers – on domestic flights (14.4 percent decrease).

volume of cargo transportations of the airline amounted to 30,600 tons compared
to 31,000 tons in Jan.-Sept. of 2015 (a 1.6 percent decrease).

aircraft of the airline carried out 734 flights in January-September 2016,
which is 46 flights more than during the same period last year,” the message

the reporting period, Uzbekistan Airways opened Tashkent-Voronezh regular

Airways is the monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan and is wholly owned by
the state.
Its fleet currently consists of 30 aircraft of western production, including 12
Boeings (four 767-300, five 757-200, two 767- 300-ER and one Boeing-787-800
Dreamliner), 13 Airbuses (three A-310 and ten A-320-200), three medium-range
RJ-85 planes and two Boeing-767-300BCF cargo planes.

Airways conducts flights to over 20 cities in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia,
and in 22 cities of countries of Commonwealth of Independent States and 11
destinations on local airlines.

2015, the Uzbek airline decreased the transportation of passengers by 2 percent,
or to 2.572 million passengers compared to 2014. The volume of freight
transportations decreased by 2.8 percent, to 41,800 tons in 2015.

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Azerbaijan to train Djiboutian pilots

Djibouti intends to send its pilots and
engineers for trainings in Azerbaijan,
Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zone
Authority (DGZ), said in an interview with Trend October 28.

said Djibouti intends to
develop relations with Azerbaijanin the field of transport and establish cooperation between Air Djibouti and
Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL).

meeting was held with AZAL management in the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport,” he added. “We
intend to send our pilots and engineers to train and attend various courses in
the Azerbaijani Aviation Academy.Azerbaijan has a very good Aviation Academy, training the world-class

added that Azerbaijan and Djibouti have
also agreed to develop other areas of cooperation.

cooperation is very multifaceted, however, it is too early to talk about
opening of a direct flight,” he said.

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Tajik Air resumes its flights to Russia’s Surgut and Nizhnevartovsk

Tajik Air, the Tajikistan’s
national air carrier, has announced on resuming its regular international flights
en route Dushanbe, TajikistanSurgut, RussiaDushanbe and Khujand,TajikistanNizhnevartovsk, Russia – Khujand.

The Tajik Air’s Press Service reported to the Khovar News Agency, Tajikistan, the DushanbeSurgutDushanbeflight will be operated once in every two weeks, on Sundays, by Boeing 737-300 airliner.
The first flight will be carried out on November 6, 2016. Departure is at 07:40
pm local time. Flight duration is three hours and 45 minutes.

Also, the Air Company will operate its regular international flights from
the Khujand International Airport en route Khujand – Nizhnevartovsk – Khujand. These
flights will be operated once in every two weeks, on Sundays, by Boeing
737-300. Departure time from the airport in Khujand is at 08:30 pm local time.
The flight time is three hours and 30 minutes.

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S7 Airlines’ plane flew to Ferghana, Uzbekistan, after emergency landing at Almaty Internaitonal Airport


An aircraft belonged to S7 Airlines, Russia,
was flying en route Novosibirsk, RussiaFerghana,
, and
had an emergency landing at Almaty International Airport (AIA) due to the
deterioration of the health of one of the passengers. This plane later flew to its
destination, according to the Airport’s report posted on the Facebook page on Friday.

Earlier, the S7 Airlines plane, when flying en route Novosibirsk– Ferghana, made an emergency landing at the Almaty International Airport at 01:02 pm local

The S7 Airlines plane took off from Novosibirsk at 11:30am and was supposed to
arrive in Ferghana at 00:40pm, however, the air route has changed.

“After landing, the airport’s medical service provided with the
necessary first medical aid, after which the passenger was hospitalized in the
city hospital number four. At 02:45 pm, the plane flew to Ferghana”, one said
in a statement.

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