Category Archives: Aviation in the press

An-148 air crash not far from Moscow: the main things about the tragedy, in which 71 people died

On February 11, the An-148 passenger airliner belonged to Russia’s Saratov Airlines, took off to fly en route Moscow – Orsk and crashed. The plane departed from the Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport at 02:24 pm local time, and after a few minutes it stopped contacting and disappeared from the radar. “Novaya Gazeta” newspaper provided with the following details of what happened.

Main work results for Manas International Airport OJSC in 2017

Emir Chukuev, Chairperson, Manas International Airport, looks to the future of his company with optimism. The top-manager summed up the results of the year and told about the main achievements of the company in 2017.

Turbulence of 26 years, or where Uzbekistan Airways flies

The National Air Company of Uzbekistan celebrated its 26th anniversary. A Sputnik reporter from  Uzbekistan summed up the results of the air company’s activities and evaluated its prospects for the birthday of the only Uzbek air carrier.

Regular flights from Astana to Tyumen, Batumi and Tomsk to be launched in Kazakhstan

Scheduled flights from Astana to Tyumen, Batumi, and a number of other cities will be launched in Kazakhstan, the Minister for Investments and Development Zhennis Kassymbek said in his interview with the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda Newspaper.

Minister for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan: tariffs at Kazakhstan airports are lower than those of competitors

Zhennis Kassymbek, Minister for Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, said on Tuesday that the tariffs of Kazakhstan’s airports for servicing international flights remain lower than those of Astana’s main competitors in this area.

The long-suffering Yamal Airlines: air conflict history between Russia and Tajikistan

Yamal Airlines, Russia, has repeatedly lost its admissions for regular flights from the Zhukovsky airport, Moscow Region, Russia, to Tajikistan’s Dushanbe and Khujand.

Residents of Mangistau can learn flight specialties at the expense of Air Astana

Taking into account rapid development of Air Astana, this Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier has launched its program “Try on a Dream” aimed to select, hire and train personnel from all over Kazakhstan. Currently, the air carrier’s staff is 5,000 people, and its fleet consists of 31 aircraft. Air Astana operates its flights on 65 international and domestic air routes. The air company plans to expand its fleet up to 64 airliners and staff should be increased by 11% until 2020. In order to provide the air company with flight and engineering staff, the Air Astana’s own training center was set up.

Dushanbe – Tashkent flight: to be or not to be?

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Dushanbe, Tajikistan, regular flights are still carried out without the existence of an appropriate Air Service Agreement between the two states.

Peter Foster: “We do not get any subsidies or guarantees from either the state or the shareholders”

The national carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana, celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2017: the airline completed its first flight from Astana to Almaty on May 15, 2002. Starting from domestic flights, the company during this period was able to significantly expand the geography of flights and enter the Russian and other foreign markets, continuing to increase passenger traffic from year to year. Today, the carrier’s route network includes 13 points in Kazakhstan and 29 more in the CIS and far-abroad countries. President of Air Astana Peter Foster, who headed the company in 2005, told “AviaPort” about the main stages of business development, the gradual expansion of fleet of aircraft and nuances of work in the Russian market.

Tashkent – Issyk-Kul flight: well started, but…

The authorities of Kyrgyzstan optimistically told that the plane from Uzbekistan landed at the Tamchy (Issyk-Kul International Airport) for the first time. The air route was launched specifically to attract tourists from the neighbouring country. To tell the truth, finding and buying air tickets for flights is extremely difficult and expensive.