Kazakhstan, Japan launch direct flights

Starting from July 6, 2019, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, launches direct flights to the capital of Japan, Tokyo, Trend reported with reference to the LS news agency.

Uzbekistan Airways: on monopoly and high prices

Uzbekistan Airways carefully reads a number of articles and posts, which recently raised the topic of pricing for national airline tickets, sounded charges of changing the concept of a charter and regular flight and other issues related to the country’s civil aviation.

Fifth Dreamliner of Uzbekistan Airways operates its first flight

Uzbekistan Airways started to use the fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which it received recently.

Russian airline starts flights to Uzbekistan

Russian airline Red Wings has launched a regular flight program to Uzbekistan on the route Moscow – Samarkand – Moscow, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the airline.

Uzbekistan resumes flights over Pakistan

Uzbekistan Airways has resumed flights through air space of Pakistan, Trend reports with reference to Uzbek media.

Uzbekistan Airways publishes schedule of flights to Tbilisi

From July 16, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways introduces new regular passenger flights on Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Tbilisi, Georgia – Tashkent route with a frequency of 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, Trend reports with reference to the company.

Uzbekistan Airways intends to transport Russian tourists to Georgia

Uzbekistan Airways is going to ensure transit of tourists from Russia to Georgia after the opening of direct flights scheduled for July, Trend reports with reference to RIA Novosti.

Uzbekistan Airways rejects monopolization of the transportation market

Uzbekistan Airways published a response to customer complaints on its official Facebook page that social air carriers accused the carrier of monopolizing the market. The air company tried to refute such allegations.

Flights to Khorog resumed at request of GBAO governor

Flights to Khorog, the capital of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), have been resumed at the request of GBAO governor Yodgor Fayzov.

Turkmenistan joins ICAO international protocols

Turkmenistan’s ambassador to the US and Canada Meret Orazov met with Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Fang Liu in Montreal, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.

Turkmenistan Airlines launches Ashgabat – Tokyo flight

On June 26, Turkmenistan Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkmenistan, is preparing for Ashgabat –Tokyo – Ashgabat flights, Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Mammethan Chakiyev said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, when reporting to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on launching this new flight.

German Lufthansa to cancel Frankfurt – Ashgabat flight

The flight Frankfurt-Ashgabat-Frankfurt operated by Lufthansa is scheduled to be closed due to “technical reasons”, an airline representative told “Chronicles of Turkmenistan”.

Uzbekistan Airways resumes its domestic Tashkent – Karshi flights

Uzbekistan Airways will resume its domestic flights en route Tashkent – Karshi – Tashkent since July 24, 2019.

These regular flights will be carried out twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, on air company’s comfortable airplanes according to the following flight schedule:

On Saturdays:

Flight No. HY 77: Tashkent 04:10 am – Karshi 05:10 am;

Flight No. HY 78: Karshi 03:25 am – Tashkent 04:25 am.

On Wednesdays (via Navoi):

Flight No. HY 47: Tashkent 07:10 am – Navoi 05:10 am;

Flight No. HY 47: Navoi 08:40 am – Karshi 09:30 am;

Flight No. HY 48: Karshi 10:10 am – Tashkent 11:10 am.

Source – https://www.uzairways.com/

Uzbekistan Airways resumes its flights from Uzbekistan’s Karshi to Russia’s Moscow

Starting from July 26, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways resumes its flights en route Karshi – Moscow (Vnukovo) – Karshi.

Uzbekistan Airways receives its fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

On July 2, 2019, the Uzbekistan Airways’ fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner landed at 06:35 pm local time at the Tashkent International Airport named after I. Karimov.

Uzbekistan Airways negotiates with Boeing representatives

On the eve of the Uzbekistan Airways’ fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner arrival in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a meeting took place in Seattle between Bakhtiyor Khakimov, Director General, Uzbekistan Airways, and Bohing Ihsan Munir, Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company, responsible for sales and marketing of aircraft and related services for airlines and leasing customers worldwide.

Uzbekistan Airways discusses tourism development with the country’s travel companies

Uzbekistan Airways and the State Tourism Development Committee of Uzbekistan conducted a meeting of its leaders with leading travel agencies of Uzbekistan at the air company’s Directorate Office.

Tashkent – Khabarovsk – Tashkent direct charter flights resume

Uzbekistan Airways jointly with Platinum Fly Travel has resumed its charter flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Khabarovsk, Russia – Tashkent since July 8, 2019.

Baku Airport and Azerbaijan Airlines partner with Amadeus

Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport implements full suite of airport solutions, becoming world’s first fully cloud-based airport.

Azerbaijan’s international airports served 2.4 million passengers in the first six months of 2019

Azerbaijani international airports’ passenger traffic hit 2.4 million people in the first half of 2019. Of these, 2 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is 73,000 passengers more than the same figure last year.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport – the first airport in the world completely switching to cloud technologies

A delegation of Amadeus, headed by Tomás López Fernebrand, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Amadeus, paid a working visit to Baku. Amadeus is one of the world’s largest providers of IT services in the airline industry and global distribution systems.

AZAL, IATA held in Baku an international event “Aviation Day Azerbaijan”

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) jointly with International Air Transport Association (IATA) held in Baku a prestigious forum in the civil aviation sector.

Azerbaijan’s Buta Airways increases its flight frequency to Georgia’s Batumi

Azerbaijani low-cost airline Buta Airways adds one frequency on the Baku, Azerbaijan – Batumi, Georgia – Baku air route, and during the current summer air navigation season, namely from July 17 through September 18, 2019 it will operate regular flights three times a week.

Pegasus to operate Kutaisi – Istanbul flights

From July 20, 2019 another low-cost Pegasus Airlines, Turkey, will start flying to Kutaisi International Airport, Georgia.

Moscow does not exclude revision of its ban on flights to Georgia

Russia does not exclude the possibility of revising the ban on flights to Georgia, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported Kommersant, Russia.

Uzbekistan Airways to operate its direct Tashkent – Tbilisi flights

Uzbekistan Airways starts operating its regular flights to Georgia.

Air Malta starts operating its regular flights to Tbilisi

Air Malta has launched regular flights from Malta to Tbilisi International Airport. This is stated in the Georgian Airports Association’s (GAA) message on the Facebook.

Turkish AtlasGlobal Airlines returns to Georgian civil aviation market

After a one-year pause, the Turkish airline named AtlasGlobal returns to the Georgian civil aviation market.

Air Italy, SAS may appear on the Georgian civil aviation market

Air Italy and SAS may appear on the Georgian civil aviation market, according to TAV Georgia.

Russians in Georgia booked over five thousand air tickets home from July 7

From July 7 until the end of the month, over five thousand air tickets were booked on flights of Russian airlines, the head of department, Alexander Neradko, said.

According to him, the most air tickets were bought by the clients of Ural Airlines and Aeroflot.

From July 8, Russian airlines will not be able to fly to Georgia by presidential decree. Air carriers have promised passengers who bought their air tickets for the flight from this date, to return the funds in turn.

Source – http://bizzone.info/

Ural Airlines offers Russians to fly to Russia’s Magadan instead of Georgia

Ural Airlines, Russia., has offered its passengers who bought their air tickets for Yekaterinburg – Batumi (Georgia) flight to change it without additional payments for Yekaterinburg – Magadan flight.

Prices for air tickets to Georgia sharply increase in Russia

Tickets for Russia – Georgia flights have sharply increased in price after the announcement of the complete cessation of air links between the countries, according to Tutu.ru, the Russia’s online travel service.

Georgian Economy Minister meets with Air Astana President

Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava met with Peter Foster, President, Air Astana, Kazakhstan.

Armenia tries to become central transit air traffic for Russia – Georgia flights

After the recent events in Russian-Georgian relations, Armenia is trying to become a center for transit air transportation between Russia and Georgia.

Government of the Russian Federation compensates its airlines for direct losses from stopping flights to Georgia

The government of the Russian Federation is considering the issue to make compensations to Russian airlines for their direct losses from stopping flights to Georgia, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.

My Way Airlines begins returning air tickets sold for flights to Russia

My Way Airlines, Georgia, begins returning its air tickets sold for flights to Russia. Returns will only affect flights scheduled after July 8, 2019.

Uzbekistan Airways intends to create a low cost airline in the future

We plan to create a low-cost airline, but this will require a certain time, said Umid Khusanov, first deputy general director, Uzbekistan Airways, at a press conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Podrobno.uz reports.

Uzbekistan Airways waiting for Ukrainian President’s statement to resume flights to Kiev

Representatives of Uzbekistan Airways expect a statement from the new president of Ukraine about resumption of flights to Kiev and Simferopol, Trend reports citing Podrobno.uz.

Air Malta’s Tbilisi – Malta flight schedule

Starting from July 4, 2019 Air Malta will launch its new flight en route Tbilisi, Georgia – Malta. Flights from the Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport will be operated on Thursdays on an Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Uzbekistan Airways’ press conference at the National Press Center of Uzbekistan

On June 20, 2019 the National Press Center of Uzbekistan hosted a press conference for Uzbekistan Airways, devoted to the implementation of the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan “On measures to radically improve the Uzbekistan’s civil aviation sector”. The event was attended by the heads of structural divisions of the airline, the Republican Council of the trade union for civil aviation workers of Uzbekistan, national and foreign media.

Boeing in talks for more 737 MAX orders after IAG

Boeing is in talks with other airlines for sales of its grounded 737 MAX after receiving a letter of intent for 200 planes from British Airways owner IAG at the Paris Airshow, its sales chief said on Thursday, reports Trend citing to Reuters.

AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov takes part in work of Paris Air Show 2019

AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov took part at the International Paris Air Show 2019 in Le Bourget, where he held a number of important negotiations, Trend reports with reference to the company.

CEO of Georgian Airports Association tells about prospects of Kutaisi International Airport

“It is very important that the airport in Kutaisi, Georgia, has become one of the regional centers for low-cost airline operations, and the more there are, the more its services will be used not only by citizens of Georgia, but also by foreigners,” said George Chogovadze, CEO, Georgian Airports Association (GAA).

Turkmenistan Airlines intends to order one Boeing 777-200LR – ADDITION

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Turkmenistan Airlines, the national carrier of Turkmenistan, announced the airline’s plan to extend its long-haul operations by adding a fourth 777-200LR (Long Range) airplane to its fleet.

QAZAQ AIR starts flights to Issyk-Kul Lake shores

QAZAQ AIR, the Kazakhstan’s regional airline, together with the KOMPAS tour operator is launching a summer charter program for a popular resort destination to the Issyk-Kul lake, Kyrgyzstan.

Korean Air to add 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to its fleet

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will add 30 Boeing Co Dreamliner passenger jets to its fleet, including what it said would be the country’s first use of the largest Dreamliner model, the 787-10.

American Airlines buys 50 Airbus A321 XLR narrow-body airliners

The largest airline in the world, American Airlines, said it would buy 50 narrow-body Airbus A321 XLR airliners capable of flying across the Atlantic.

Pre-trial investigation initiated on air crash in Kazakhstan’s Akmola region

The Transport Police Department has formed an investigative-operational group to investigate the air crash of the AN-2 aircraft in the Akmola region, Kazakhstan, the Main Transport Prosecutor’s Office informed Kazinform News Agency.

Airplane crashes in Kazakhstan’s Akmola region

An AN-2 airplane has crashed in Akmola region earlier this morning, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Emergencies Committee of the Internal Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Turkmenistan Airlines to buy its fourth long-haul Boeing 777

The Turkmen state air carrier will purchase another, already the fourth long-haul Boeing 777-200LR worth US $ 346.9 million, according to the Air Transport World.

International Airlines Group announces intent to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

One of the world’s largest airline groups announced it plans to build its future fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX with an intention to purchase 200 MAX jets. International Airlines Group (IAG) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] said the two companies have been in discussions regarding the opportunity and signed a letter of intent at the Paris Air Show in a deal that would be valued at more than $24 billion, per list prices.

Qazaq Air launches Atyrau – Nur-Sultan direct flight

Since July 07, 2019, Qazaq Air, Kazakhstan, will launch its direct domestic flight en route Atyrau – Nur-Sultan. Flights to Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport will be operated once a week on a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Turkmenistan Airlines to launch its third Ashgabat – Kazan flight frequency

Starting from July 3, 2019 Turkmenistan Airlines will introduce its third flight frequency en route Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Kazan, Russia – Ashgabat in addition to the current two flights per week operating on Fridays and Sundays. The third flight will fly on Wednesdays, according to the Aviaport edition, Russia.

Air Malta starts operating its regular flights to Georgia’s Tbilisi

Air Malta received the right to operate direct flights to Tbilisi, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia reports.

All Buta Airways flights to Kyiv will be temporarily operated to the Boryspil Airport

Due to the temporary closure of Juliani International Airport, from September 2 to September 12, 2019, all Buta Airways flights to Kyiv will be operated to Boryspil International Airport, Trend reports with reference to the company.

IrAero Airlines operates its first Baku – Yekaterinburg – Baku regular flight

IrAero Airlines, Russia, has started operating its regular international flights from the Yekaterinburg’s Koltsovo International Airport, Russia, to the capital city of Azerbaijan. On June 18, 2019 the air carrier operated its first regular flight en route Baku – Yekaterinburg – Baku.

AIRBUS at Le Bourget: Day Two

The second day of the 2019 Paris Air Show was also marked by the signing of a number of large orders for Airbus aircraft, including the new A321XLR model (extra-long range), presented by the company on the first day of the air show. In total, Airbus sold 117 aircraft during the Day Two of the 2019 Paris Air Show.

QATAR AIRWAYS returns its leadership in SKYTRAX rating for world airlines

Qatar Airways has led the 2019 World Airline Awards global airline ranking, which was made by Skytrax, a British marketing company. The air carrier has been the leader in this rating for the fifth time in the history of all conducted surveys.

QAZAQ AIR takes delivery of the new De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400

Kazakhstani regional airline QAZAQ AIR has taken delivery of its new Dash 8-400 aircraft P4-AIR (MSN 4598) from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) following the arrival of P4-FLY (MSN 4595) two months ago. It is planned that the new turboprop will commence regular flight services from the Kazakhstan capital Nur-Sultan in July.

RUBAA to comprise business aviation enterprises of CIS

The Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA) plans to expand its geography. Now RUBAA represents mainly Russian business aviation industry. In accordance with plans, RUBAA is to become a unique association for enterprises involved in business aviation for all countries of CIS.