Monthly Archives: September 2017

Over 60% of passengers fly on domestic air routes without luggage

About 66% of air passengers prefer to fly within the country only with their hand luggage, as one showed in the study conducted by the British travel-search engine Cheapflights.com. On international flights, 50.5% of respondents take their bags on board, according to BBT.

Qatar Airways – the first one worldwide, which equipped its aircraft passenger cabins with double beds

Qatar Airways was the first one worldwide, which has equipped  its business class seats with armchairs folding into a double bed. Video on this news is published on the YouTube channel’s The Latest News, Lenta.ru writes.

Turkish Airlines intends to order 40 Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing for US $ 10.8 billion

Turkish Airlines has signed a preliminary agreement with the U. S. Boeing Company for the purchase of 40 wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft. According to the Sabah Newspaper, the contract is estimated at US $ 10.8 billion, TASS, Russia, reported.

Kurgan-Tuibe – Moscow flights expected to be resumed in early October 2017

Director of Kurgan-Tuibe International Airport, Farhod Abdurashidzoda, has denied reports that the Kurgan-Tuibe airport allegedly does not work anymore as absolutely “baseless” but he recognizes that aircraft do not really fly here yet.

Somon Air to launch flight from Tajikistan’s Kulyab to Russia’s Moscow next month

Tajikistan’s privately owned air carrier, Somon Air, is expected to launch new flight – from Kulyab to Moscow.  The flight will be operated from the Kulyab International Airport to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.

Mil Mi-2 helicopter burns down, technician injured

The technician was injured in the Mil Mi-2 helicopter crash. The man suffered burns, he is now in the hospital, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development.

Mil Mi-2 helicopter makes hard landing in Almaty region

The Civil Aviation Committee under the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development broke the news of the hard landing of Tien-Shan Airline’s Mil Mi-2 helicopter on Facebook, Kazinform reports.

Incident at airport in Turkey’s Istanbul did not affect flight operations from Azerbaijan’s Baku

The incident at the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport did not affect the flight from Baku, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport told Trend.

Launching of Azerbaijan – Japan direct flights to boost tourist flow – envoy

Launching of direct flights between Azerbaijan and Japan will help to boost the tourist flow between the two countries, Ambassador of Japan to Azerbaijan Teruyuki Katore told Trend on September 22, 2017.

GE Aviation, Uzbekistan Airways agree to expand cooperation: Uzbekistan Airways selects GEnx engines for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Uzbekistan Airways has selected GEnx-1B engines to power four new Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $230 million (USD), including a custom-ordered spare engine. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.