Category Archives: Turkmenistan

Ashgabat International Airport in Turkmenistan sets another record

Four years after the opening, the new international airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan set another record. The World Records Academy (not to be confused with the Guinness Book of Records) recorded a new achievement of this airport, namely the largest roof covered with 3D aluminum sheets.

About 20 passengers barred from boarding the flight to Istanbul at Ashgabat airport

On 15 January, 2020 the flight operated by Turkmenistan Airlines, which was scheduled to depart to Istanbul, was delayed for three hours.

Turkmenistan Airlines may extend pause in flights over Iran

After the Iranian air defense forces mistakenly shot down a passenger Boeing 737 near Tehran on January 8, 2020 a number of airlines suspended their flights over Iran for security reasons. For the same reason, on January 10, Turkmenistan Airlines aircraft temporarily stopped operating their flights to the UAE.

Turkmenistan Airlines to suspend flights to the UAE following the airplane crash in Iran

Turkmenistan Airlines are scheduled to temporarily suspend the flights over the territory of Iran, according to the website of Orient. In this connection, from 10 January, 2020 the air carrier has temporarily suspended its scheduled flights bound to Abu-Dhabi and from 13 January – to Dubai.

Customs officers extort bribes from passengers departing from Ashgabat airport

Some groceries are barred from being exported at Ashgabat airport but Turkmen residents travelling overseas told correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” that the ban can be easily lifted by paying a customs officer.

Turkmenistan Airlines delays Malaysia resumption to Feb 2020

Turkmenistan Airlines has delayed planned service resumption to Malaysia, previously scheduled from late December 2019. The airline now plans to operate Ashgabat – Kuala Lumpur route from February 02, 2020, with Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. This air route is served twice weekly.

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.