Air Kyrgyzstan

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«Эйр Кыргызстан» Авиакомпаниясы»
ОАО «Эйр Кыргызстан»
AirKyrgyz logo en.png
IATA
QH
ICAO
LYN
Callsign
ALTYN AVIA
Founded 2001
Hubs Manas International Airport
Osh Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 10
Parent company Al Sayegh Airlines
Headquarters Bishkek
Key people Meder Dzhaparovich Djundubaev (President)
Website http://www.air.kg/
Now retired Antonov An-24 of Kyrgyzstan Air Company at 7 March 2010.
Now retired Tupolev Tu-154 of Kyrgyzstan Air Company.
Boeing 737-400 (EX-37401) in current livery of Kyrgyzstan Air Company.

Kyrgyzstan Air Company operating as Air Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz: Эйр Кыргызстан Авиакомпаниясы, Russian: Авиакомпания «Эйр Кыргызстан»), is the flag carrier of Kyrgyzstan based in Bishkek.[1] It operates scheduled domestic and international services to Russia, UAE, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as charter services. Its main base is Manas International Airport, Bishkek, with a hub at Osh Airport.[2]

The airline is on the List of air carriers banned in the European Union.

History[edit]

The airline was founded in April 2001 as Altyn Air. It was rebranded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company on 28 July 2006.[2] after taking over national carrier Kyrgyzstan Airlines.

Destinations[edit]

As of April 2014, Air Kyrgyzstan operates scheduled passenger flights to the following destinations:[3][4]

China
Kyrgyzstan
Russia
Tajikistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan

Air Kyrgyzstan plan to start service to Lahore, Pakistan from August 2014.[6]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Air Kyrgyzstan has codeshare agreements with the following airlines at April 2014:

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2014 Air Kyrgyzstan fleet includes the following:

Aircraft In fleet Seats
(C/Y)
Notes
Boeing 737-300 1 Delivered in 2012
Boeing 737-400 3 Two (N761AS, N245SY) permanently leased to
Military of Kyrgyzstan to VIP transport.
Boeing 737-500 1

Retired fleet:

Accident[edit]

Tupolev Tu-134 EX-020 which crashed at 28 December 2011.
  • On December 28, 2011, Air Kyrgyzstan Tupolev Tu-134, registration EX-020, operating flight QH3 from Bishkek to Osh, Kyrgyzstan, with 73 passengers and 6 crew suffered a hard landing on Osh's runway 12 resulting in the collapse of the right main gear, right wing separation and the aircraft rolling on its back in fog and low visibility. The aircraft came to a stop on soft ground about 10 meters off the right runway edge. A fuel leak from the left wing led to a fire erupting which was quickly extinguished by airport emergency services. One passenger received serious injuries and 24 people received minor injuries (concussions, bruises), of which 16 were taken to local hospitals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page. Kyrgyzstan Aircompany. Retrieved on 28 December 2011. "Кыргызстан, г. Бишкек, Проспект Манаса 12а"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 103. 
  3. ^ Polet-Sirena
  4. ^ Manas Airport time table
  5. ^ JL (5 November 2013). "Kyrgyzstan Air to Start Bishkek – Dubai Al Maktoum Service from Dec 2013; Airline Route – Worldwide Airline Route Updates". Airlineroute.net. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Two flights in a week from Lahore to Kyrgyzstan will be launched in August

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