Plane touches landing strip during landing in Almaty – July 26, 2018

When landing, one of the planes belonged to SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, touched the runway at Almaty International Airport, according to Tengrinews.kz.

Mr. Kosolapov: KAZAVIASPAS experiences shortage of pilots nowadays

Andrei Kosolapov, Director General, Kazaviaspas (Kazakh Aviation Rescue Service) under the   Committee for Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan told from where mainly pilots come to this company.

How Kazakhstan wants to make air tickets cheaper

Talgat Lustayev, Chairperson of the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, told, under what conditions the prices for domestic flights may decrease, Tengrinews.kz reports.

AIRBUS net profit falls by over twice for H1 2018

The European aircraft construction concern Airbus reduced its net profit by 2.2 times in the H1 2018, as compared to the same period last year, down to EUR 496 million, the company reports.

Boeing forecasts unprecedented 20-year pilot demand as operators face pilot supply challenges

On July 23, 2018 Boeing [NYSE: BA] released its 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. This represents double the current workforce and the most significant demand in the outlook’s nine-year history.

Plane was flying from Shymkent to Moscow and was damaged by flock of birds

A Russian liner, returning from Kazakhstan’s Shymkent to Moscow, collided with a flock of birds in the sky over Kazakhstan, a source in the Shymkent International Airport’s flight dispatching services told Interfax on Monday.

Over 150 newborns survive due to medical aviation in Kazakhstan

Since the beginning of the year, over 150 newborns have been rescued by medical aviation in various regions of Kazakhstan, according to the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health.

Amadeus announces creation of Live Travel Space new ecosystem

The latest digital technologies, challenges and opportunities for the airlines and the Travel segment were presented by Amadeus to the participants of the “Marketing and Commerce of Airline Companies – 2018” conference, which took place in the framework of the NETWORK Forum. This was reported by the Center for Strategic Research in Civil Aviation (CSR CA).

Сommand-staff exercises conducted at Manas International Airport – August 2, 2018

On August 2, 2018 the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, conducted command-and-staff exercises aimed to operate command and control agencies and emergency response teams in case of emergencies.

Helicopter crash. Why military chiefs hush up the accident

Two weeks have passed since the helicopter crashed in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The Military Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case on the fact.

Helicopter crash. Aircraft is beyond repair

The helicopter that fell on Southern Inylchek, is beyond repair. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic informed 24.kg news agency.

Passengers wishing to fly from Turkmenistan have to pay bribes even if successfully checked-in for a flight

At the height of the season in Turkmenistan, air ticket prices to Moscow have risen sharply.

Somon Air flies from Dushanbe to Bukhara

On August 7, 2018 Somon Air, Tajikistan, carried out a technical flight en route Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

Number of flights to increase to Thailand through Kazakhstan

The aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and Thailand held talks in Astana on air communication issues, Kazinform refers to the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investment and Development.

Air Astana complains on its aircraft’s collisions with planes at airports

Air Astana urged the Kazakh authorities to pay attention to the situation with birds around the airports, Kazinform reports with reference to the Air Company’s Press Service.

Fauna Air registered in Kostanai region of Kazakhstan suspected of using illegal airplane

The operation of all An-2 aircraft owned by Fauna Air, which performs aviation-chemical operations in the region, is prohibited in the Kostanai region, Kazakhstan. They are suspected of using illegal aircraft, Kazinform reports with reference to Zhennis Kassymbek, Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Tariffs for parking change at airport in Astana

Tariffs for car parking have been changed at the Nursultan Nazarbayev airport in Astana, Kazinform reported on July 24 with reference to Astana LRT.

Air Astana canceled and delayed 12 flights on July 23

On Monday, July 23,2018 due to the breakdown of airborne aircraft, Air Astana canceled 12 flights on domestic and international flights, the correspondent of MIA Kazinform reports.

Operation of air company whose Yak-12 crashed in Almaty region prohibited

The civil aviation committee has suspended operation of the air company whose Yak-12 crashed in the Almaty region, reads the message posted in Facebook.

Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Krasnoyarsk Territory of the Russian Federation on August 4

On August 4, 2018, the Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Russian Federation. According to the emergency services, referring to preliminary data, 18 people were killed, the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan, reported with reference to TASS.

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee explains difficulties in buying tickets for Almaty – Balkhash domestic flight

The Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, explained the difficulties in buying air tickets for the Almaty – Balkhash domestic flight, Kazinform reports.

Resort area in Pavlodar region to unveil its own airport

Construction of an airport in the Bayanaul resort area in Pavlodar region is coming to an end, Kazinform has learnt from the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

IAC refuses to investigate causes of military helicopter crash in Kyrgyzstan

The Interstate Aviation Committee refused to investigate the causes of Mi-8 MTV helicopter crash in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Own sources informed 24.kg news agency.

Uzbekistan’s Urgench airport to open earlier than planned

The Urgench international airport will open for domestic flights from Aug. 8, Uzbekistan Airways stated.

Boeing 737 exhibited for sale online in Uzbekistan

A passenger Boeing 737-500 aircraft is put up for sale in OLX, the Uzbek online ad service, according to Podrobno.uz website.

Aeromexico plane crashes in north Mexico, no deaths

An Aeromexico passenger plane carrying 101 people crashed in Mexico’s central state of Durango last Tuesday, according to Mexican officials and images posted on social media. It was not immediately clear if there were casualties, the NY Times reported.

Waiting room of Osh International Airport in Kyrgyzstan expanded up to 1,500 square meters

In July 2018, the next stage of construction and installation work to expand the terminal building of the Osh International Airport, Kyrgyzstan, was completed. To date, the waiting room of this airport has expanded up to 1,500 square meters. The project for an additional construction to the terminal building of the named airport was developed in 2017.

From Krasnoyarsk to Bishkek with Russia’s Yamal Airlines

On October 4, 2018 Yamal Airlines, Russia, will launch its regular direct flight en route Krasnoyarsk, Russia – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Flights from the Krasnoyarsk’s Emeliyanovo International Airport to Bishkek’s Manas International Airport will be operated twice a week on Sukhoi Superjet-100 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

Somon Air resumes Dushanbe – Tashkent flight and launches Dushanbe – Bukhara one

For the purpose of expanding mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the field of air transportation, Somon Air has resumed flights from Dushanbe to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.

Supervisory board for Tajik national carrier expected to be set up

By president’s decree issued on July 10, 2018 the Supervisory Board for Tajik Air (Tajikistan’s national air carrier) will be set up.

19 prospective students barred from boarding the Istanbul flight

Reporters of Chronicles of Turkmenistan report that on July 25, 2018 19 passengers were prevented from boarding a flight bound for Istanbul. All of them were school graduates who were hoping to get enrolled into Turkey’s educational establishments.

Due to “glitches” some passengers fail to board Turkmenistan Airlines flights

Passengers of “Turkmenistan Airlines” have recently been experiencing a problem when the airline sells tickets which are later not identified by the online check-in system.

Plane flying from Tbilisi makes emergency landing in Turkey’s Trabzon

On July 24, 2018, a Turkish Airlines plane carried Tbilisi – Istanbul flight and made an emergency landing in Trabzon, RIA Novosti reported, citing local media.

Georgia hires multifunctional helicopter from Belarus

Georgia has hired a multifunctional helicopter Mi-8 from Belarus, which can be used against fires and in other emergency situations, Agenda reports.

Tajik Air reduces price of its air tickets to Uzbekistan’s Samarkand

Tajikistan’s national airline Tajik Air has cut prices for its air tickets on Dushanbe, Tajikistan –Samarkand, Uzbekistan flights, Sputnik Tajikistan reports with reference to the Air Company.

Russia, Tajikistan come up with mechanism for rapid resolution of flight disputes

The aviation authorities of Tajikistan and Russia have developed a system for the operational resolution of conflicts arising from flights to Tajik cities, said Ikrom Subkhonzoda, Director, Civil Aviation Agency under the Government of Tajikistan, according to Sputnik Tajikistan.

Turkmen authorities organize special flight for pilgrims to Mecca

Some 153 pilgrims from Turkmenistan will travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj pilgrimage from August 5 to August 27, the Turkmen government said in a statement.

Indian business circles interested in managing Kazakhstan’s big airports

Indian business circles are interested in managing Kazakhstan’s big airports, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said in a message.

Kazakhstan, China mull launching Astana – Hong Kong flights

Kazakhstan and China discussed the terms of opening the Astana – Hong Kong flights, Kazakh media reported citing the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan intends to use experience of France in aircraft maintenance

Kazakhstan intends to use France’s experience in aircraft maintenance, the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, reported to Kazinform.

British experts to observe safety of flights in Kazakhstan

Representatives of the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, met with their colleagues from the Great Britain, Kazinform reports.

Kazakhstan’s rescue aviation to expand fleet

Kazaviaspas Joint Stock Company of the Emergency Situations Committee of Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry will double its fleet size, the Kazakh media quoted Andrei Kosolapov, director general of the company, as saying.

One more flight to be launched from Russia’s Ufa to Georgia

UTair Airlines, Russia, launches its direct flight en route Ufa, Russia –  Kutaisi, Georgia, the airport in Ufa reported.

Airport in Georgia’s Kutaisi served a record number of passengers in July 2018

According to the Georgian Airports Association under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, as regards July 2018 data, passenger traffic at the Kutaisi International Airport named after David Agmashenebeli increased by 52%, as compared to the same period last year.

Azerbaijan Airlines changes flights timetable

Azerbaijan Airlines managed to exclude some adjustments.

Ambassador talks reasons for delay in launching Azerbaijan – Egypt flights

Despite an agreement between Azerbaijan and Egypt about the launch of direct flights, this process is delayed for some reasons, Egyptian ambassador to Azerbaijan Adel Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim said at a press conference in Baku July 27.

Azerbaijan and Turkey to triple number of passenger flights

A meeting between the delegations of the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Turkey has been held in Baku, the ministry said in a statement July 25.

Silk Way West Airlines, Jal Cargo to start co-op in cargo services

Azerbaijan’s Silk Way West Airlines and Japan’s JAL CARGO have agreed to start a co-operation regarding cargo services, which does include the use of Silk Way West Airlines’ capacities by JAL CARGO, said a message from Silk Way West Airlines.

Passenger flow continues to grow worldwide

As regards the air transportation market in April 2018, world passenger traffic increased by 6.1%, as compared to the same period last year. These are the findings of the study conducted by the Airports Council International (ACI World). Although this is just below the average moving average of 6.5%.

Uzbekistan Airways named the most punctual air carrier operating its flights to/from Russia’s Kazan

The Kazan International Airport, Tatarstan, Russia, has summed up the competition of punctuality among the partner air carriers of this airport.

Tires of Uzbekistan Airways’ plane burst during landing

On August 2, 2018, tires of the Boeing 767 plane of Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways), flying on route Istanbul – Tashkent, were partially burst during the landing.

Aeroflot increases flight frequency to Tashkent

Russia’s Aeroflot will increase the frequency of flights between Moscow and Tashkent.

Ural Airlines to fly from Moscow to Karshi since August 2018

The Russia’s Ural Airlines has been recommencing its flights from Moscow’s Domodedovo, Russia, to Karshi, Uzbekistan, starting from August 1,2018.

Somon Air starts to fly to Tashkent

Tajikistan’s Somon Air has resumed its flights en route Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Dushanbe, according to Tajik media.

Uzbekistan Airways extends its promotional prices for air tickets from and to Dubai and Sharjah

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) extended promotional prices of tickets for economy class en route Tashkent – Dubai – Tashkent and Tashkent – Sharjah – Tashkent till 31 August 2018 (inclusive).

Uzbekistan Airways starts operating its flights on Hajj-2018 Programme

Starting from July 29, 2018, Uzbekiston Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) has started operating iots flights under the Hajj-2018 Programme.

Flight from Istanbul to Tashkent was delayed due to technical malfunctions

Due to technical malfunctions of the Uzbekistan Airways’ aircraft on July 30, 2018, its flight No. HY272 en route Istanbul – Tashkent was delayed.

Tajik Air starts flights from Dushanbe to Samarkand

Tajikistan’s national airline, Tajik Air, began operating its flights from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Airways recognized as the most punctual air carrier

The Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport has summed up the monthly punctuality contest among partner airlines.

Urgench International Airport in Uzbekistan to be opened on August 10, 2018

The airport in Urgench, Uzbekistan, will be opened on August 10, 2018. This information was reported by Farkhod Ermanov, Acting Governor, Khorezm Region, Uzbekistan, on its Facebook page.