How much will new low-cost airline’s tickets cost?

Zhennis Kassymbek, Minister for Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, spoke about the timeframe for the creation of a new low-cost airline, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Russia’s Ural Airlines to resume one more flight to Tashkent

Russia’s Ural Airlines will resume flights from Volgograd city to Uzbekistan’s Tashkent in December, Director General of Volgograd International Airport Sergey Dmitriev said, TASS reported.

AZAL, KPMG mull Open Skies project between Azerbaijan, Europe

On November 6, President of AZAL Jahangir Asgarov met with representatives of KPMG Azerbaijan – Senior Managers, Farid Bakhshiyev and Andrey Ivanov.

How many planes will a new low cost airline have?

The Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, told about the creation of a new low-cost airline, reported.

Demand for new passenger aircraft with their carrying capacity exceeding 30 passenger seats to come to 43.6 thousand aircraft during 2018 – 2037 period

Today, November 6, 2018 the Regular Annual Passenger Aircraft Market Forecast for the Next 20 Years was presented at the Airshow China, which takes place in Zhuhai, China.

Tajikistan proposes UAE to establish air freight

Tajikistan proposes to the United Arab Emirates to establish air freight.

Uzbek airports can be transferred to be controlled by foreign company

Uzbekistan will have to undergo a radical revision of the state regulation system, improvement of the institutional foundations of the passenger air transport market with the division of functions into a state regulator, an air carrier and an airport management operator, the deputy prime minister Aziz Abdukhakimov told reporters, writes.

Air Kyrgyzstan airline included in privatization program

Air Kyrgyzstan airline was included in the privatization program, the Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Oleg Pankratov told news agency.

Crashed Indonesian plane had faulty air speed indicator: official

An Indonesian airliner carrying 189 people that plunged into the Java Sea last week, with no survivors, appears to have had a faulty air speed indicator, an official said Monday, KYODO reports.

Airline creating on behalf of Kazakh President to be named FlyArystan

A low-cost airline creating on the instructions of the President of Kazakhstan based on the national air carrier Air Astana will be called FlyArystan, Kazinform reported.

Manas International Airport OJSC conducts rebranding and introduces its new positioning

On November 2, 2018, Manas International Airport OJSC officially presented the upgraded brand of the company.

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency may conduct unscheduled inspection of Pobeda Airlines due to its flights to Tbilisi

The Ministry of Transport of Russia plans to instruct the Federal Air Transport Agency to conduct an unscheduled inspection of Pobeda Airlines, Russia, due to launching air ticket sales campaign for flights from Russian regions to Tbilisi, Georgia, before obtaining the necessary permits from the aviation authorities, TASS reported with reference to the statement made by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Ural Airlines launches Moscow (Zhukovsky) – Karshi flight

On November 12, 2018 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch its new flight to Uzbekistan en route Moscow, Russia – Karshi, Uzbekistan from Zhukovsky Airport. Flights will be operated on an Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Indonesian aircraft flight recorder data obtained

Experts have extracted data from the flight recorder (black box) of the Indonesian Lion Air aircraft crashed, announced Nurkaio Utomo, Deputy Chairperson, Indonesian Transport Safety Committee, Anadolu News Agency reported.

KGS 305 million should be fundraised and two aircraft leased to launch Air Kyrgyzstan

It is generally a shame that we do not have a state-owned airline, MP Almazbek Akmatov said at the Kyrgyz Parliament’s agrarian policy committee meeting on November 5, 2018.

Uzbekistan may open aviation sector for foreign investors

Uzbekistan is considering the possibility of creating a separate operator to manage airports, reports with reference to Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov.

Travel to Khorezm – convenient connections for Uzbekistan Airways flights

Khorezm region is one of the most distant from the capital city, but at the same time it is the most popular region among tourists. A huge number of local and foreign tourists tend to visit Khiva at least once in their lives. And the local people of the region, because of its remoteness, get to the capital mainly by air. That is why the largest number of local flights from Tashkent is operated by Uzbekistan Airways to the regional center of this region – Urgench.

Uzbekistan Airways plane makes its first flight to Mumbai

Yesterday, November 2, 2018, the Uzbekistan Airways’ plane landed at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport early in the morning, as it made its first flight number HY427 en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Mumbai, India.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport among TOP3 most unusual airports

The Heydar Aliyev International Airport of the Azerbaijani capital has been listed among the top three unusual airports in the world, according to a Hi-Tech report.

The world’s first racing electric aircraft to be created in the U.K.

The University of Nottingham has partnered with Air Race E to develop the first electric race airplane. An integrated ‘plug and play’ electric motor, battery and power electronics system will be designed and retrofitted into an existing petrol-powered Air Race 1 plane in workshops at the University.

Airport in Russia’s Volgograd to resume its flights to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Armenia

Three years later, flights to three neighbouring countries — Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Armenia — will be resumed from the Russia’s Volgograd International Airport, TASS reported with reference to the statement made by Sergey Dmitriev, CEO and Director General, Volgograd International Airport.

Five years of refueling: passengers of Tajik airlines are still suffering due to problems with jet fuel

Airplanes of Tajik airlines, when operating their flights, have forced to refuel at the airports of neighbouring countries for five years. Passengers suffer both financial and moral damage and no one compensates this for them.

Passengers did not get on their flight at Ashgabat International Airport because of the Turkmen President’s trip

Suddenly, check-in for flights departing to Frankfurt and Paris was unexpectedly interrupted at the airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; as a result, some of the passengers were not able to get on the plane that departed before the schedule. This information was reported by a source from Azatlyk Radio, referring to the passengers of these flights.

Indonesia to improve flight safety

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said he would raise flight safety standards for both low-cost and full-service airlines after the Lion Air crash, according to the Indonesian Tempo magazine.

Indonesian Transport Ministry to discuss Lion Air crash with Boeing

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said he would meet with Boeing to talk about the Lion Air crash. The ill-fated plane was a Boeing 737 Max 8.

Russia’s Pobeda Airlines to fly from St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Perm to Tbilisi in full since November 2, 2018

The Russia’s low-cost Pobeda Airlines, which is part of the Aeroflot Group, will fully operate all its flights to Tbilisi, Georgia, from Russia’s St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Perm, as they are scheduled since November 2, 2018.

Number of Osh – Bishkek domestic flights reduced. Passengers fly free of charge

“Because of the reduction in the number of Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek domestic flights in Kyrgyzstan, some passengers are flying ‘bunnies’ (free of charge),” the MP Aitmamat Nazarov told at a meeting of the Kyrgyz Parliament today.

Manas International Airport OJSC launches online voting to determine the best airline of 2018

On November 1, 2018, the Manas International Airport OJSC launched an online voting on the official website to determine the Best Airline according to passengers (

Uzbekistan Airways switches to winter flight schedule

Uzbekistan Airways has switched to the winter flight schedule. During this period, the airline will operate its flights from Uzbekistan to 24 countries of the world including 64 international destinations. Domestic flights will include eight destinations.

Ural Airlines launches Sochi – Osh new flight

One more flight to Kyrgyzstan will be available in the winter season from Ural Airlines, Russia. On November 4, 2018, this airline starts operating its flights en route Osh, Kyrgyzstan – Sochi, Russia – Osh. Flights No. U6-2519 / 2520 will be operated once a week on Sundays.

US $ 13.550 million to be spent to reconstruct the airport in Kazakhstan’s Ust-Kamenogorsk

Reconstruction of the airport in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, will begin in early 2019, reports.

Kazakhstan’s Air Ambulance Service transported over two thousand patients since 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, the Air Ambulance Service of Kazakhstan carried out 2,046 sorties.

Kyrgyz airlines and their total income tax for previous three years

In Kyrgyzstan, the sky is given away to 21 local airlines. Seven air carriers are engaged in passenger transportation, eight ones deliver cargo, and the remaining six airlines do not have aircraft at all.

Airport in Kazakhstan’s Taraz develops new destinations

The Aulie-Ata International Airport, Taraz, Kazakhstan, launched a direct flight to Russia’s Yekaterinburg, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

German airline Lufthansa to increase ticket prices in 2019

Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa will increase ticket prices due to higher fuel expenses in 2019, CEO Carsten Spohr announced during the presentation of quarterly figures on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

Romania’s TAROM to launch Bucharest – Baku flights

Romania’s national flag carrier TAROM will launch Bucharest – Baku direct flights.

Indonesia reports new details of air crash

The Lion Air plane that crashed off the coast of Indonesia crashed to pieces when it collided with water, there are no traces of fire on its wreckage, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Xinhua.

AZAL carries out its first charter flight to Geneva

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried out its first flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Geneva, Switzerland as part of a joint charter program.

Jetcraft introduces its new ten-year forecast

Jetcraft has released the findings from its fourth-annual ten-year business aviation market forecast, building upon the 2017 prediction of a new business cycle of steady, healthy growth and expanding revenues.

Uzbekistan Airways and Honeywell: cooperation is developing

Today, October 30, a meeting was held in the Directorate of Uzbekistan Airways with the delegation of Honeywell Corporation, USA, headed by Shane Tejarati, President for Global Regions with High Growth Rates.

Uzbekistan Airways increases its frequency of flights to Paris

Since October 30, 2018, Uzbekistan Airways has been increasing its frequency of flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Paris, France – Tashkent to two times a week for the period of the winter flight schedule.

Governor of Almaty city district tells about new terminal of Almaty International Airport

Paul Kulagin, Akim (Governor) of the Turksib district of Almaty, Kazakhstan, told about plans to build a new terminal building at the Almaty International Airport, Kazinform reported.

Air Astana reduces flights to foreign destinations for winter season

Since October 28, 2018, Air Astana has switched over to the winter flight schedule until March 30, 2019, the airline’s press service informed.

The world’s largest airport opens in Turkey’s Istanbul

A new airport, which should be the largest one in the world in passenger traffic, was opened in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday, October 29, 2018, according to Anadolu.

Uzbekistan Airways transfers its flights to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

On October 28, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways began operating its flights from the Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.

Azerbaijan – guarantor for security in European sky

A meeting of the heads of European countries’ air navigation bodies took place in Brussels, in which AZANS Air Traffic Control Center took part.

Yekaterinburg, Phuket and Sharm el-Sheikh – SCAT Airlines expands its horizons

“With the onset of autumn, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, offers even more opportunities for travel. The end of October is marked by launching of three new flights: Taraz – Yekaterinburg, Taraz – Sharm el-Sheikh and Shymkent – Phuket.

Georgian Aviation Authorities explain the restriction of Pobeda Airlines’ flights with peculiarities of the treaty with Russia

The Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), Georgia, explained the reason for the refusal to the Russia’s Pobeda Airlines to fly to Tbilisi from St. Petersburg, Perm, Yekaterinburg and Kazan, Interfax reported.

Russia’s Pobeda Airlines cancels its flights from Russia’s St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Perm to Georgia’s Tbilisi

The Russia’s low-cost Pobeda Airlines, a member of the Aeroflot Group, is forced to cancel its scheduled flights to Tbilisi, Georgia, to be operated from Russia’s St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Perm for the period up to November 1, 2018. According to the air carrier, this is due to the refusal of the Georgian aviation authorities to issue permits for flights on the air routes, on which Pobeda is a designated air carrier on behalf of the Russian Federation.

Taraz – Yekaterinburg flight launched

On October 29, 2018 a solemn event was held at the Aulie-Ata International Airport in Taraz, Kazakhstan, timed to coincide with the launching of a new flight from Russia’s Yekaterinburg.

Russia’s Aeroflot Airlines launches its new Moscow – Osh – Moscow flight

On October 28, 2018, a new flight en route Moscow, Russia – Osh, Kyrgyzstan – Moscow operated by Russia’s Aeroflot Airlines was solemnly greeted at the Osh International Airport. 123 passengers arrived with the first flight from Moscow on the Boeing 737 aircraft named after Chingiz Aitmatov.

Residents of Taraz to be able to fly to Sharm el-Sheikh

A solemn event, timed to the launching of the new flight, was held at the Aulie-Ata International Airport, Taraz, Kazakhstan, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Passenger Boeing 737 crashes off the coast of Indonesia

The passenger Boeing 737 plane owned by Lion Air crashed after departure from the airport in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, Reuters reported referring to the rescue services of Indonesia.

Uzbekistan, Ukraine plan to resume direct flights

Uzbekistan and Ukraine plan to resume direct flights in September 2019, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Ukraine Alisher Abdualiyev told Interfax, writes.

Turkish Airlines offers Baku – Nicosia flights at discounted price

Turkish Airlines launches its direct flights from the new Istanbul Airport to Nicosia and offers its flights from Baku, Azerbaijan to Nicosia via Istanbul at a discounted price.

AZAL President met with head of Iran Air

AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov met with the delegation of the airline Iran Air, headed by its CEO Farzaneh Sharafbafi in Baku on October 26.

Pilots reveal things they NEVER tell their passengers

Pilots of international airlines told what they would never tell their passengers, the Daily Mail writes.

Manas International Airport has separated arrivals hall for domestic airlines

Since the fall 2018, there has been a separate arrivals hall for domestic airlines in the eastern part of the airport terminal adjacent to the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Previously, the airport had only a sector for departures of domestic flights, and there was no separate arrivals hall for passengers of domestic flights.

Global Jet Capital sees shift to big jets

Since 2016, more than 8,600 new and used business jets have been sold worldwide, with approximately $23 billion in financing used to support those transactions, according to industry financing provider Global Jet Capital (Booth 2251). Of that amount, more than 60 percent was applied to the purchase of new and used large-cabin jets, which the company noted has helped increase the proportion of larger aircraft within the global fleet.

SkyUp Airlines’ schedule of Kiev – Tbilisi regular flights

On December 23, 2018 SkyUp Airlines, the Ukrainian low cost airline, will launch its direct regular flight en route Kiev, Ukraine – Tbilisi, Georgia. Flights from the Kiev’s Zhuliany International Airport to Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport (roundtrips) will be operated twice a week on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft according to the following flight schedule: