Monthly Archives: November 2018

Qazaq Air gains international recognition for operational safety

QAZAQ AIR, Kazakhstan, has confirmed compliance with international safety standards by successfully passing IOSA – an operational safety audit of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Uzbekistan lowered flights to Moscow to EUR 100. Tajikistan is silent

Uzbekistan Airways has launched a campaign to reduce the cost of flights on routes from Uzbekistan to Moscow.

Unattended Georgian IL-76 stands at Erzurum airport for seven years

The cargo plane of the SKY Georgia Airlines, which was closed several years ago, has been at the Turkish Erzurum airport for seven years and 29 days. According to media reports, after a powerful earthquake in the city of Van in October 2011, this IL-76TD aircraft delivered humanitarian aid from Georgia to Turkey, RusTurkey.com reports.

Japanese pilot receives 10 months in prison for drunkenness before departure

A British court sentenced the co-pilot of Japan Airlines (JAL) to 10 months in prison for drunkenness before flying from London to Tokyo in October 2018, Interfax reports citing Mainiti.

Plane carrying Angela Merkel to G20 forced to make unscheduled landing

A plane carrying German chancellor Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina has been forced to make an unscheduled landing after developing technical problems, according to The Guardian.

Air Astana plane from Astana could not land in Omsk yesterday

The plane of Air Astana, Kazakhstan, was supposed to land at Omsk airport at 10:25 am yesterday, however, according to the online scoreboard, the flight was eventually canceled due to weather conditions.

Private airlines, low-cost airlines to appear in Uzbekistan by 2020

Private airlines, low-cost airlines will appear in Uzbekistan by 2020, and a number of airports will be transferred to private management, Uzbek media reported referring to the presidential decree.

SYRIAN AIR commented on the closure of Georgian airspace

Georgia’s closure of airspace for Syrian airlines due to Syria’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence has led to re-routing and increased costs, Talal Abdulkarim, Director General, Syrian Air, told RIA Novosti, Russia.

Ural Airlines to launch its new Volgograd – Tashkent – Volgograd flight

On December 11, 2018 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch another flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Direct flights en route Volgograd, Russia – Tashkent – Volgograd will begin. The cost of a one-way flight is EUR 137+ or RUR 10,240+.

Boeing crash in Indonesia: the plane was not supposed to fly into the air

Experts in Indonesia, investigating the causes of the collapse of the liner airline Lion Air, which killed all on board 189 people, said that according to its technical condition the plane should not take off, and it should be decommissioned.