Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dushanbe International Airport starts building cargo terminal

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Immediate
work to construct this cargo terminal began at the Dushanbe International
Airport, Tajikistan. The facility that is being raised by financial assistance
from the Government of Japan, is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of the
summer of 2018.

The First
Deputy Minister of Transport of Tajikistan Sukhrob Mirzoyev, Japanese
Ambassador to Dushanbe Hajime Kitaoka, Deputy Director General of Dushanbe
International Airport JSC Asliddin Melikov took part in the ceremony of
launching the construction of the airport’s cargo terminal on Friday, March 31,
2017.

According
to Mr. Mirzoyev, construction of the terminal will be carried out in two
stages. At the first, direct works will be carried out to construct the
terminal, and in the second stage additional works will be carried out to
improve the territory around the facility and provide it with electricity.

Mr. Mirzoev
noted that the work of the first phase is financed by the gratuitous assistance
of the Japanese Government in the amount of US $ 17.5 million, which are
provided through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

“Currently,
negotiations are underway with other donors regarding financing of the second
stage”, the First Deputy Minister said.

The
first phase of the project will be implemented by the Nippon Construction
Corporation, Japan(a group of Japanese companies) with the involvement of Tajik construction
companies.

One expects
that in the second quarter of this year an international tender will be
announced for the selection of a contractor for the implementation of the
second phase of the project.

Source – https://news.tj/

Employee of air ticket sales office in Dushanbe sentenced to eight years of imprisonment for selling fake air tickets

29-year-old
resident of Vose District Abduvali Khaidarov was found guilty of fraud. He sold
85 fake air tickets for flights of both Tajik and Russian airlines: the pseudo-businessman
was simply selling air tickets with non-existent numbers.

The
judge of the Shokhmansur District Court, Dushanbe, Surayo Jobirzoda informed
the Asia Plus News Agency, Tajikistan, that Mr. Khaidarov was found guilty
under the Article #247, part 3 (Fraud committed repeatedly by a group of
persons by prior agreement) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan.
He has been sentenced to eight years of imprisonment.

He was
also prohibited from doing business for four years after his release.

As
follows from the conviction of the court, previously convicted for fraud and
escaped with just a fine, Mr. Khaidarov got a job at one of the Dushanbe air ticket sales
points.

Using
his position, he sold fake tickets to citizens. In general, he managed to
deceive 85 people who applied to the air ticket sales point located in Lokhuti Street.

According
to the judge, it was not difficult to reveal his actions: all tickets were with
non-existent numbers.

“Thus,
on September 29, 2016 he sold an air ticket number 502240259129 to Jomi Sodikov
for TJS 1,700 for flight number 627 en route DushanbeMoscow. He
deliberately put a false number on the ticket. According to a letter from Tajik
Air Airlines, there was no such air ticket number: there were not enough
numbers in the room that corresponded to Tajik Air’s tickets”, the judge said.

According
to her, in this way, he also sold some non-existent air tickets of such air companies,
as Somon Air and UTair, for the following flights: DushanbeSt. Petersburg, DushanbeNovosibirsk, DushanbeMoscow, Dushanbe– Samara and DushanbeIstanbul.

All
the money that Mr. Khaidarov received from 85 cheated citizens, he will have to
repay, the judge added.

Source – https://news.tj/

Tajikistan gives consent to flights for Yamal Airlines to Dushanbe from Zhukovsky Airport

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Tajik
civil aviation authorities have given consent to flights for Russia’s Yamal Airlines to Dushanbefrom Zhukovsky Airport

An
official source at the Ministry of Transport of Tajikistan says a decision on this
subject was made on March 30.  The Ministry of Transport is expected to
give details later. 

Recall,
Tajik civil aviation authorities have proposed Russia’s
Yamal Airlines to operate flights out of Zhukovsky Airport to the Tajik southern city of Kulob instead of Dushanbebut Yamal Airlines has rejected the proposal to serve Kulob.  

As it
had been reported earlier, Dushanbe in December
banned Yamal Airlines flights to Tajikistanout of Zhukovsky Airportand Moscowsuspended flights of Tajik private air carrier, Somon Air, to the Russian
regions.  The ban included flights of the airline to all Russian cities,
except Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Tajik
and Russian authorities reached an agreement aimed at resolving a dispute that
has prevented some civilian flights between their countries at a meeting of the
Tajik-Russian commission for economic cooperation that too place in Dushanbe on
January 27, 2017.  Somon Air was allowed to resume its flights to four
Russian cities — Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar,Ufa, and Orenburg— beginning on February 3.

The
history of this dispute dates back to early November last year.  The two
countries faced the threat of suspension of flights in early November because
of a dispute between Moscow and Dushanbeover the status of Russia’s Zhukovsky International Airport,
which was officially opened in May 2016.

Dushanbe called for a revision of existing bilateral agreements on mutual air
flights, saying that Zhukovsky is Moscow’s
fourth international airport and that it has increased the number of flights
from Moscow to Tajikistan.

The
Russian civil aviation authorities insisted that Zhukovsky International Airportis not under Moscow’s authority but of the town
of Ramenskoye.

Tajikistan that time agreed only to flights
for Ural Airlines and Tajik Air from Zhukovsky Airport.

Source – https://news.tj/

Russia to take inductive measures against Tajikistan over a ban on Yamal Airlines flights

The
Russian Ministry of Transport threatens to take inductive measures against Tajikistan over a ban on Yamal Airlines flights
to Dushanbe from Zhukovsky Airport.  

The
Ministry of Transport of Russian will take all necessary measures to make the
Tajik authorities coordinate flights to Dushanbefrom Zhukovsky Airport,
Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov told Russian media on the sidelines
of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk.

He
noted that the sides could conduct additional negotiations over flights from Zhukovsky Airport.  

“Either
negotiations or appropriate inductive measures,” the Russian minister
said.  

Recall,
Tajik civil aviation authorities propose Russia’s
Yamal Airlines to operate flights out of Zhukovsky Airport to the Tajik southern city of Kulob instead of Dushanbebut Yamal Airlines has rejected the proposal serve Kulob.  

Dushanbe in December banned Yamal Airlines flights to Tajikistanout of Zhukovsky Airportand Moscowsuspended flights of Tajik private air carrier, Somon Air, to the Russian
regions.  The ban included flights of the airline to all Russian cities,
except Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Tajik
and Russian authorities reached an agreement aimed at resolving a dispute that
has prevented some civilian flights between their countries at a meeting of the
Tajik-Russian commission for economic cooperation that too place in Dushanbe on
January 27, 2017.  Somon Air was allowed to resume its flights to four
Russian cities — Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar,Ufa, and Orenburg— beginning on February 3.

Meanwhile,Russia‘s Yamal Airlines will
resume its flights to Tajikistanduring the summer from Zhukovsky International Airportin the Moscowregion.

The
history of this dispute dates back to early November.  The two countries
faced the threat of suspension of flights in early November because of a
dispute between Moscow and Dushanbeover the status of Russia’s Zhukovsky International Airport,
which was officially opened in May 2016.

Dushanbe called for a revision of existing bilateral agreements on mutual air
flights, saying that Zhukovsky is Moscow’s
fourth international airport and that it has increased the number of flights
from Moscow to Tajikistan.

The
Russian civil aviation authorities insisted that Zhukovsky International Airportis not under Moscow’s authority but of the town
of Ramenskoye.

Tajikistan that time agreed only to flights
for Ural Airlines and Tajik Air from Zhukovsky Airport.

Source – https://news.tj/

Kyrgyz police checking which Turkish company misled public saying that Boeing-747 was landing in Bishkek for unloading cargo

The relevant law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstanare checking, who misled the public reporting that the Boeing 747 crashed near
Bishkek was landing to unload the cargo for Kyrgyzstan, said Deputy Minister of
Transport and Road Gulmira Abdraliyeva on March 31 during the Ata-Meken party
session.

The Kyrgyz Parliament member Aida Salyanova asked why there was
conflicting information: a representative of the Turkish company said that the
plane was landing to leave some cargo, the Kyrgyz side announced that refueling
was necessary.

On this, Emir Chukuev, Chairperson of Manas International Airport OJSC, answered:
“I declare absolutely responsibly that the aircraft made a technical landing – for
refueling and crew change. At the Parliament meeting, Omurbek Tekebaev said
that he had a letter from the air company about the cargo and the party it
belonged to. We found out that the air company has its own E-mail and mutual
correspondence. The official letter was not sent”.

Mrs. Salyanova noted that prior to Mr. Tekebaev’s statement, there was
an audio recording of the correspondent’s conversation with the representative
of the Turkish company in one of the media, who said that the cargo was
intended for Kyrgyzstan.
According to her, the Kyrgyz side should find out if it was a fictitious
employee of the company.

“For all technical parameters, the capacity of the tank was determined.
With that cargo the plane could not directly fly to Istanbul. There was no disagreement. The
 media misled the public”,Mr. Chukuev said.

Mrs. Abdralieva added that the relevant law enforcement agencies are finding
out who gave a comment to the press.

The ACT Airlines’ cargo Boeing 747-412F TC-MCL plane was operating its flight #TK
6491 for transportation of cargo en route Hong Kong – Bishkek – Istanbul. At Manas International Airport, one scheduled an
intermediate landing for refueling and crew change.

In the morning of January 16, the plane crashed near the airport,
killing 39 people, including 35 local residents and four crew members.

Source – http://akipress.com/

Turkish airline begins compensating for damage from crashed cargo Boeing in Kyrgyzstan

ACT Airlines, Turkey, has begun to recover material damage
from the crash of its owned Boeing-747, which crashed when landing at Bishkek’sManas International Airport,
the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammetkaliy Abulgaziev said on
Thursday.

The cargo Boeing-747-400 of
this airline flew beyond the runway when landing at the Manas International Airport on January 16thand collapsed on a residential village of the dacha cooperative in the vicinity
of the airport. As a result of this crash, four crew members and 35 local
residents including 16 children were killed. Over 30 houses have been ruined.
The Government of Kyrgyzstan announced fundraising to help the victims.

“The Turkish airline transferred
US $ 600,000 (about KGS 42 million) to a special account of the Ministry of
Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, which was opened
to help the victims”, Mr. Abulgaziev said during a meeting with representatives
of the Centil Law insurance company and members of the Government Commission that
studies the causes of this air crash.

He noted that the transferred
amount is a part of the amount requested by the Governmental Commission to compensate
material damage, which is estimated at KGS 195 million (US $ 2.8 million).

According to Mr. Abulgaziev,
the receipt of the first tranche shows that the Turkish side is willing to
voluntarily pay all the compensations that are due to the victims. “We see
their interest in an early and fair resolution of this issue”, the deputy head
of the Kyrgyz Government said. He added that the distribution of money to the
victims will begin after receipt of the requested amount in full from the
Turkish side.

He stressed that in
general, there is no disagreement between the parties on the payment of
material damage to the Kyrgyz side as a result of the plane crash, and payment
of compensation to the victims and relatives of the victims. Now, there is a process
underway to clarify and coordinate details. “If the relatives of the victims
and the victims accept proposals on the amount of compensation from the Turkish
side, then the issue of payment of compensation … will be decided in the
pre-trial order”, Mr. Abulgaziev added.

The Kyrgyz Government noted
that “the parties are ready for an early decision” of all issues, the public
will be informed about the results of joint work in a timely manner.

Source – https://ria.ru/

Red Wings Airlines to launch Moscow – Batumi flight in June

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Red
Wings Airlines, Russia, is
pleased to inform its passengers on soon launching a regular flight en route Moscow, RussiaBatumi, Georgia.

Flights
will be operated since June 9, 2017 with a frequency of twice a week, on
Mondays and Fridays.

Source – https://www.aviaport.ru/

Russia’s Ministry of Transport promises to take all necessary measures to reconcile flights with Tajikistan

The Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that the Transport
Ministry will take all necessary measures to ensure that the Tajik air
authorities agree all flights from Zhukovsky airport, Russia, to Dushanbe,
Tajikistaan, according to Gazeta.ru.

“The Ministry of Transport and aviation authorities of Russia have
always consistently defended the interests of airlines and Russian business,
and proceeding from this principle we will act with our Tajik counterparts.
And, accordingly, we will take the necessary adequate measures to encourage
them to implement the relevant points and arrangements within the framework of
the intergovernmental agreement on air service”, Mr. Sokolov said at the
International Arctic Forum.

He also stressed that additional negotiations would be held between the
parties.

Earlier, the Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said that
four airlines from Tajikistanand Russiawould begin to fly through Zhukovsky airport since May 2017.

Source – https://www.aex.ru/

AZAL becomes official partner of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games

Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC
(AZAL) and Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Operations Committee signed an
agreement on partnership on Mar. 30.

AZAL is a big air carrier
and one of leaders in CIS region. The company carries out flights on 40
directions to 19 countries. AZAL was awarded with a prestigious “4 Star” rating
by the British consulting company Skytrax, the famous and most influential in
the field of the airlines’ service quality evaluation. Bakuairport is also included in top list of airports among CIS countries and Russia.

Chief Operating Officer
of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Mike Loynd noted the importance of
partnership with air carriers in organization of international competitions and
highlighted the significance of agreement signed with AZAL.

AZAL Vice-President Eldar
Hajiyev noted that the Islamic Solidarity Games, to be held in Baku in 2017, is not only a sports event, but
also an important historic event.

“We
are confident that the Islamic Solidarity Games will be held at the highest
level and are ready to provide any support in its promotion,” said Hajiyev.

Source – http://en.trend.az/

Swedish plane, which urgently landed at Ashgabat International Airport departs for Stockholm

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According
to the Swedish Svenska Dagbladet news publication, the airplane with Swedish
tourists stuck in the Turkmenistan’sAshgabat International Airport after an emergency landing on
Tuesday March 28, 2017 has flown to Stockholm.

It
turned out that the fire on board the aircraft caused for this emergency
landing. Earlier, one reported that the plane made an unplanned landing due to
illness of one of the passengers.

Due to
the fact that Turkmenistancould not find certified experts for a long time, the flight was delayed for a
day. Passengers were forced to spend the night in the passport control area of the
airport building.

Source – http://www.chrono-tm.org/