Daily Archives: 21.05.2019

China, EU sign milestone agreements on civil aviation cooperation

China and the European Commission on Monday signed two milestone agreements on civil aviation, marking an important step to implement the consensuses reached by leaders from both sides during the China-EU Summit held last month.

China’s commercial traffic fleet owns over 3,600 aircraft

There is a permanent rapid growth of the China’s civil aviation sector with its commercial fleet of aircraft, which has already reached 3,639 aircraft by the end of 2018, according to the statement made by the Civil Aviation Authority of China, Xinhua reported.

Russia, Uzbekistan agree to increase number of mutual flights to 160 per week

Russia and Uzbekistan will increase the number of their mutual flights to 160 per week by the summer of 2020. Agreements on this were enshrined in a protocol signed following the consultations of the aviation authorities of both countries, according to the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA – Rosaviatsia), the Russian Federation.

Tashkent – Tbilisi – Tashkent new regular passenger flights to be launched

Starting from July 16, 2019 Uzbekistan Airways introduces new regular passenger flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Tbilisi, Georgia – Tashkent with a frequency of two times a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, according to the following flight schedule (local time for all airports):

Children’s domestic flights to be subsidized in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Culture and Sport Ministry plans to subsidize free air travel for children, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

On the sidelines of the governmental meeting held on Tuesday, Minister Arystanbek Mukhamediuly informed of development of a special subsidy programme. “We are introducing into the law on tourism activities. This is a huge plus. For example, if a parent flies to rest in the country, then this is two children under 15 years old – they are provided with free air tickets,” Mr. Mukhamediuly said on the sidelines of the Government.

In his words, the programme is based on KIDS GO FREE 1+2 principle (1 parent + 2 children) which means that two children under 15 may travel free with a paying parent, given that supporting documents are provided.

He added that the programme will subsidize domestic flights only.

The Minister explained that this measure will make domestic travels more attractive. Domestic tourists remain money in the country. “That is, we conditionally subsidize KZT 1 and the state allocates to children so we save KZT 6.5. And, of course, we are interested in moving the law,” Mr. Mukhamediuly said.

As for the terms of the program’s launch, Mr. Mukhamediuly said it would take probably a month or two. “We will do our best to accelerate the programme,” he promised.

Source – http://lenta.inform.kz/

Russian corporation becomes interested in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe airport – ADDED

Kazakh Invest, the Kazakhstan’s national company, has agreed with AEON Corporation, Russia, to create a logistics hub based on the international airport in Aktobe, Kazakhstan.

Airbus celebrates delivery of its 12,000th aircraft

Airbus delivered the anniversary 12,000th aircraft in the entire history of the company. This was the narrow-body A220-100, assembled at the A220 final assembly plant in Mirabel, Canada (just north of Montreal), for Delta Air Lines.