Samruk-Kazyna to offer three airports, QAZAQ AIR for sale

Within the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia, Samruk-Kazyna, the National Welfare Fund of Kazakhstan, which manages the key state assets of the country, will offer three international airports, as well as Qazaq Air for sale, according to Nurlan Rakhmetov, managing director for transformation, privatization and restructuring, National Welfare Fund.

Amadeus powers instant search for leading online travel agency

Once an online travel agency (OTA) gets a customer to visit their website, how does it keep them there to make a booking? This is no simple feat, as the average traveler tends to visit 38 websites while booking a trip. Speed matters – just a few more seconds and shoppers might open another tab and look elsewhere. But equally important is the ability to deliver the cheapest, most relevant, and bookable fares.

Foreigners to be able to obtain visa at airport in Baku via self-service terminals

The issuance of visas to foreigners at the International Heydar Aliyev airport through ASAN Visa self-service terminals, has started on May 15.

Turkish Airlines to operate its wide-body A-330 to service Istanbul – Almaty line

Since June 1, 2018 Turkish Airlines will put into operation its new wide-body Airbus A-330 aircraft to service Istanbul, Turkey – Almaty, Kazakhstan – Istanbul air route.

Uzbekistan Airways increases its frequency of flights to Russia’s Voronezh

Since June 2, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways will introduce the second frequency of its international flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Voronezh – Tashkent.

Uzbekistan Airways to carry out flights within Hajj-2018 program

During the period from July 29th through August 13, 2018, Uzbekistan Airways will begin operating its flights within the Hajj-2018 program.

Number of Azerbaijan – Turkey flights may triple

The number of Azerbaijan – Turkey flights can triple, the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan said on Tuesday.

Silk Way West expands its fleet and air route network

Azerbaijan’s cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines has purchased two additional Boeing 747-400 aircraft, as well as expanded its flights in European direction, according to a message posted on The Loadstar.

Large fire extinguished near Astana International Airport

Reeds grass burned on a field near the Astana International Airport, the Emergency Situations Committee under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan reported.

Passengers begin to trust AZAL more

Passengers often fly to Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai, Kiev, Doha, Sharjah, Tbilisi, Baghdad, Tehran and St. Petersburg with AZAL Airlines, Azerbaijan.

Violent passenger removed from flight at Almaty International Airport

Over the past day, six flights to be operated by Kazakhstan’s Air Astana and SCAT Airlines have been delayed at the Almaty International Airport for various reasons, the airport’s Press Service said.

Uzbekistan Airways to launch additional flights to Urgench

Departures from Tashkent to Urgench, from Urgench to Nukus, from Nukus to Tashkent and from Urgench to Tashkent will be carried out on May 18th and May 25th.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is partner country of IATF-2018

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a country-partner of the International Air Transport Forum (IATF) in Ulyanovsk, Russia. This decision was made by the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in response to the invitation of the Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Morozov to support the Aviation Forum.

Brussels Airlines cancels 75% of its flights because of strike

On Monday, May 14, 2018 Brussels Airlines, Belgium, canceled 75% of its flights because of a pilots’ strike, Kazinform reported.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport’s passenger flow grows 15 percent

During the first four months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 1.239 million passengers, the airport’s press service said in a statement May 14.

MI-8/17 helicopters to be assembled in Kazakhstan’s Almaty

A large-knot assembly of Mi-8/17 helicopters will be organized on the basis of Aircraft Repair Plant N405 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov said.

New international regular flight from Russia’s Kazan International Airport: to Kazakhstan’s Astana with Air Astana

Since June 1, 2018 Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, will launch its regular flight to Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. This is the third flight to Kazakhstan from Kazan.

Gulf Air to start operating Bahrain – Baku direct flights in June 2018

Starting from June 12, 2018, Gulf Air Airlines, Bahrain, will begin operating its direct flights en route Bahrain – Baku, Azerbaijan, according to information on the airline’s website.

Flynas Airlines to launch Baku – Riyadh new flight

Flynas Airlines, a low-cost air carrier registered in Saudi Arabia, will launch its new destination en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Flights from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh (roundtrip air services) will be operated three times a week on the Airbus A320 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

Revenues of Kyrgyz Air Navigation State Enterprise increase in Q1 2018

In the Q1 2018, the revenues of the Kyrgyz Air Navigation State Enterprise amounted to KGS 253 million (US $1 = KGS 68.67) and this is an increase by 106.7%, as compared to the same period in 2017. The company’s expenses amounted to KGS 194.5 million and increased by 112.1%. This is according to the report issued by the Ministry of Transport and Roads, Kyrgyzstan.

Reasons for plane crash in Kazakhstan’s Almaty Region named

The investigation of the air crash with the Yak-12M aircraft, which took place on July 27, 2017 in the Almaty Region, Kazakhstan, has completed, Kazinform refers to the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan.

The U.S., UAE reaffirm Open Skies Agreement

The UAE’s ambassador to the United States welcomed a deal between the two countries following discussions that he said would ensure fair competition between airlines around the world.

Azeraeronavigation introduces latest innovative air navigation system AIM

Azeraeronavigation (Azerbaijan Air Navigation) Air Traffic Control Department (AZANS) under CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines completed the process of introducing integrated aeronautical information management system AIM.

Air Astana launches Astana – Tyumen new destination

On June 2, 2018, Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, will launch its new international flight en route Astana, Kazakhstan – Tyumen, Russia. Flights from Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Tyumen’s Roshchino International Airport (roundtrip air services) will be operated thrice a week on Embraer 190 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Osh International Airport – the second largest airport in Kyrgyzstan in terms of passenger traffic

The Osh International Airport, southern Kyrgyzstan, is the second largest and the most important passenger airport in Kyrgyzstan, which is part of the Manas International Airport OJSC.

Brawler detained during Moscow – Bishkek flight

Departure of Ural Airlines aircraft from Moscow to Bishkek was postponed for half an hour. The reason for the delay was not explained. Before the departure, one of the passengers needed medical assistance. Doctors were invited to the plane.

Boeing to become the first buyer of aircraft parts produced in Georgia

The Boeing Company will become the first buyer of aircraft parts, Natia Turnava, deputy head of the Partnership Fund, said BM.GE. According to her, Experts from Boeing plan to arrive in Georgia in a month.

Tbilisi launches Georgian-Israeli plant to produce parts for aircraft

A new Georgian factory that will produce civil aircraft parts for Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier passenger planes has opened today in the capital city of Tbilisi, according to Novosti-Georgia. For the implementation of the project, the Georgian and Israeli sides founded a joint venture company, the Aerostructure Technologies Cyclone (ATC) in Georgia.

Uzbekistan ready to privatize UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS

Uzbekistan is prepared to privatize its state airline but will keep full control of its lucrative gold mines and oil firm, one of the country’s top officials said on Wednesday.

Pobeda Airlines flies to Georgia

Pobeda Airlines, Russia, following UVT Aero Airlines, Russia, received permits from the Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency for flights from Perm, Russia, to Georgia. At the same time, the Russian low-cost air carrier has plans to transport over 400 people a week, while UVT Aero – 100. Experts doubt that Pobeda Airlines has chosen the optimal frequency of flights. Representatives of the low cost air carrier are confident in downloading more than 90%, but have not yet decided on the date of the commencement of these flights.

President chairs meeting on tourism in Almaty region

During a working visit to Usharal town of Almaty region, Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev got familiar with the operations in the town’s new airport and the prospects for the development of general aviation in the region, Kazinform cites the press service of Akorda.

Launching of Bishkek – Ashgabat direct flight discussed in Ashgabat

Minister of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhamshitbek Kalilov, in the framework of his participation in the International Forum “The Great Silk Road – Towards New Development Borders” in Ashgabat, met with Director General of Turkmenistan Airlines Dovran Saburov.

Manas International Airport arranges musical surprise for airport passengers on the Victory Day

On the occasion of the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Victory in the World War II, a concert with participation of the State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Kyrgyzstan took place at the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 9, 2018.

Turkmenistan buys Italian military aircraft

As previously reported, on May 3, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov tested new military equipment purchased by Turkmenistan.

Air France KLM raises estimate of impact from strikes to EUR 400 million

Air France KLM has raised its estimate of the impact to the company from a wave of strikes to around EUR 400 million ($473.6 million), compared to a previous EUR 300 million estimate, said a group spokeswoman on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

Sino-Russian wide-body CR929 aircraft to make its maiden flight by 2025

The first flight of the CR929 aircraft jointly developed by China and Russia should take place in 2025. This, according to the People’s Daily edition, was noted at the Chinese Military and Civil Aviation Development Summit – 2018 in Yangliang, Xian.

Tarom Airlines, Romania, to fly to Georgia

The national airline of Romania, Tarom Airlines, will start operating its flights en route Bucharest, Romania – Tbilisi, Georgia – Bucharest since July 1, 2018, according to Novosti-Georgia.

Perm – Tbilisi flight to be launched soon

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 the Federal Air Transport Agency, Russia, issued its order to issue permits for operating international regular air transportation of passengers. Residents of Perm, Russia, are given opportunities to travel to Georgia.

IrAero Airlines wants to resume operating Omsk – Bishkek flight

It became known there are plans to resume flights from Omsk, Russia, to Kyrgyzstan. A plane will fly once a week en route Omsk – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Omsk.

SCAT Airlines to launch Astana – Vilnius new flight

On May 27, 2018 SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, will launch its new international flight en route Astana, Kazakhstan – Vilnius, Lithuania. Flights to Lithuania from Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (roundtrip air services) will be operated twice a week on Boeing 737-300 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Directors and employees of Manas International Airport OJSC awarded with medals

On May 8, 2018 Jyrgalbek Sagynbaev, President of the Kyrgyz Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (KUIE), presented medals to the directors and employees of Manas International Airport OJSC, which includes all Kyrgyz airports.

Children’s play area to be opened at Tashkent International Airport

The administration of Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov intends to organize a children’s playground in the terminal building for international flights.

Civil aviation transport in Turkmenistan intensively develops

Turkmenistan Airlines is the flagship air carrier of Turkmenistan. According to official data, this is the safest airline in Asia. The air transport of Turkmenistan is of particular importance for the provision of long-distance passenger and freight traffic.

Ambassador of Turkmenistan: Possibility of increasing number of Ashgabat – Yerevan – Frankfurt flights discussed

The possibility of increasing the number of flights en route Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Yerevan, Armenia – Frankfurt, Germany, is being discussed. This was stated by Mukhametniyaz Mashalov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Armenia, during a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan.

Opening ceremony to launch renovated airport terminal building takes place in Jalal-Abad

On May 7, 2018, there was an opening ceremony of the renovated terminal building of the Jalal-Abad airport, southern Kyrgyzstan.

Uzbekistan Airways’ presentation in Singapore

On May 3, 2018 the Uzbekistan Airways’ representative office in Singapore took part in the Road Show named as ‘Uzbekistan Is a Pearl of the Silk Road’ to promote the tourism potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as civil aviation capabilities of Uzbekistan Airways.

AZAL aircraft had to return to Heydar Aliyev International Airport

The aircraft of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) carrying out Baku – Istanbul flight, had to return to the Heydar Aliyev international Airport, says the message posted on the company’s page in social networks.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport receives most prestigious award in the world

International air transport rating organization Skytrax confirmed the prestigious 5-Star Airport Rating for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Renovated arrival hall opened at Jalal-Abad airport in southern Kyrgyzstan

Today, May 7, 2018 the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Muhammadkaliy Abylgaziev, as part of his working trip to Osh and Jalal-Abad regions in southern Kyrgyzstan, took part in the opening ceremony of the renovated arrival hall at the Jalal-Abad International Airport.

Airbus delivered to customers 172 commercial aircraft for Jan-Apr 2018

During the January – April 2018 period, the European aircraft construction company, Airbus, received orders for 136 aircraft, according to the materials published by this company.

S7 Airlines launches new Novosibirsk – Pavlodar flight

On May 30, 2018 S7 Airlines, Russia, will launch its new international flight to Kazakhstan en route Novosibirsk, Russia – Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. Flights from the Tolmachevo International Airport in Novosibirsk (roundtrip air services) will be operated twice a week by Embraer 170 according to the following flight schedule:

Singapore airport may use facial recognition systems to find late passengers

The leadership of the Singapore’s Changi International Airport is considering the possibility of introducing facial recognition systems to detect passengers late for a flight. According to Asia One, this is part of the measures to improve the airport, which has been recognized as the best one in the world for the sixth consecutive year.

Air France says likely to run 85 percent of flights during May 7 strike

Air France, facing deepening turmoil over a dispute with staff over pay, said on Sunday it expected to operate close to 85 percent of flights during strike disruptions on May 7, Reuters reported.

It becomes known when cargo terminal of airport in Dushanbe to start operating

The cargo terminal of the Dushanbe International Airport (DIA) will be commissioned on June 26, 2018, according to TajikTA News Agency.

Air Astana passengers with Chinese passports continue to enjoy 72 hours visa free stopover in Kazakhstan

Chinese transit passengers also enjoy Stopover Holiday Program benefits.

Passenger traffic in Georgian airports grew by 34%

During the first four months of this year, Georgia’s airports served 1,208,430 passengers including scheduled and charter flights, which is by 34% more, as compared to the same period last year.

Server of Georgian Civil Aviation Agency committed cyberattack

On May 2, 2018 the server of the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia, was subjected to a cyberattack.

Dubai airport takes 10 seconds to check passport

Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has announced plans to speed up passport clearance at the emirate’s airports to as little as 10 seconds.

South Korea, Uzbekistan seek to expand flights

South Korea and Uzbekistan have agreed to increase the number of flights between the two countries to meet growing travel demand, the Yonhap news reported with reference to the transport ministry.

Manas International Airport continues to please: Guests from abroad met with classical music

A flash mob took place at the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with the participation of the State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Kyrgyzstan. This event took place on the occasion of the celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the Manas International Airport’s activities.