Category Archives: Turkmenistan

Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport plans to launch Yekaterinburg – Osh – Istanbul, Yekaterinburg – Bishkek – Prague and Ashgabat – Bishkek flights

In 2019, the following new international flights were launched: Sharjah – Bishkek, Kuwait – Osh, Almaty – Bishkek and Almaty – Osh, Almaz Biymyrzaev, Deputy Director, Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), Kyrgyzstan announced during a press conference in Bishkek today, December 12, 2019.

Turkmenistan Airlines delays resumption of its flights to London

On December 9, 2019 the Ashgabat – London flight disappeared from the schedule of international flights for Turkmenistan Airlines, which was supposed to resume them since December 3, 2019, according to ‘The Points Guy’.

Flights to European countries to be resumed in December 2019

Turkmenistan Airlines resumes regular passenger flights to Europe. Flights to Birmingham, the United Kingdom, and Frankfurt, Germany have been included to the flight schedule of Turkmenistan Air Company OJSV. Regular flights (once a week) will begin next week.

Georgia imported Turkmen jet fuel – UPDATE

Georgia imported 100% of aviation fuel purchased in October 2019 from Turkmenistan, Trend, Azerbaijan, reported citing the Oil Products Importers Union, Georgia.

Launch of flights from Turkmenistan to Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur postponed until February 2020

Turkmenistan Airlines’ flights to Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are scheduled to begin in February 2020, the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister for Transport, Communications and Industry Bayramgeldi Ovezov informed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on November 8, 2019.

Turkmenistan fully provided Georgia with aviation fuel

Aviation fuel imports to Georgia amounted to 2,100 metric tons in October 2019, which is by 3,300 metric tons less than in September 2019, Trend reports citing the Georgian Oil Products Importers Union.

Nordwind Airlines plans to operate flights from Moscow to Turkmenabat

The Russian Nordwind Airlines plans to open direct flights from Moscow to Turkmenabat, the newspaper Türkmen gündogary reports.

Turkmenistan Airlines’ air route network to be expanded since middle of December 2019

Turkmenistan’s aviators will lay their new air routes to Southeast Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, as well as resume their flights to Europe.

Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat finds a way to earn money by paying with bank cards for airline tickets

Queues in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan are accumulating not only for groceries. Many people gather daily at the Fly Dubai air ticket sales offices.

However, the Chronicle of Turkmenistan found out that people do not need air tickets, but they try to earn money using their Visa bank cards. You can pay by credit cards at the airline’s ticket offices, but you can’t pay for purchases worth more than US $ 50 per day from cards issued by Turkmen banks. Cashiers allow you to pay with multiple cards. People in queues come to the rescue. They give their cards to those who wish to purchase a ticket. After payment, the buyer returns TM 300 in cash to people.

The benefits are mutual. If you pay for the air ticket in cash, then cashiers accept US dollars only. Since according to the state course (TM 3.5 for US $ 1) there are no dollars anywhere, they must be bought on the black market for ~ TM 18.5 for US $ 1. The cardholder who paid US $ 50 from it, not only cashes out his money, which is difficult to do through ATMs, but wins, receiving not TM 3.50 per dollar, but TM 6.

However, spending even a whole day at the air ticket sales office it is not always possible to earn something. There are many people who wish to receive money in this way, and the demand for cards depends on the number of airline customers and the availability of air tickets. In this regard, quarrels and fights often arise in these queues.

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Fire occurred at Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat International Airport

Today, a fire broke out at the Oghuzkhan International Airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, at around 7:00 am local time, the Chronicles of Turkmenistan reported.