Air Bishkek

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Air Bishkek
Air bishkek logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
KR[1] EAA[1] EASTOK[1]
Founded2006 (as Eastok Avia)
2010 (renamed Kyrgyz Airways)
2011 (renamed Air Bishkek)
Ceased operations2016
Operating basesManas International Airport
Fleet size1
HeadquartersBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Key peoplePerelygina Vera - General Director

Air Bishkek (Russian: Эйр Бишкек) was an airline based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan,[2] with its operational base at Manas International Airport. It was founded as Eastok Avia (E4/EAA)[3] in 2006 and renamed to Kyrgyz Airways.[4] In 2011 the airline was again rebranded into Air Bishkek.[5][6] Due to alleged poor safety standards in Kyrgyzstan, the airline has been included in the List of air carriers banned in the European Union since 12 October 2006.[7][8] The airline stopped operating in February 2016 after experiencing financial difficulties.[4] As of June 2016, Air Operator Certificate has been suspended.[9]


An Air Bishkek Airbus A320-200 lands at Domodedovo Airport in 2012.

Air Bishkek operated flights to the following destinations:[10]



The Air Bishkek fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[11]

Air Bishkek
Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 1 0 174
Total 1 0


  • Kyrgyz Airways contracted TURKISH TECHNIC a maintenance services agreement for its Boeing B737-300 for May 2010 [12]

Frequent flyer program[edit]

In 2010 Air Bishkek became the first airline in Kyrgyzstan to introduce a frequent flyer program, which it named Belek Bonus, after the Kyrgyz word for 'gift'.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Air Bishkek Fleet Details and History". 29 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Main office of the Air Company Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine." Air Bishkek. Retrieved on 12 October 2012. "Address: 720000, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Manas Ave., #95 (Crossing Abdymomunov St.)" – Address in Russian Archived 2012-08-16 at the Wayback Machine: "Адрес: 720000, Кыргызстан, Бишкек, пр. Манаса, 95 (ул.Абдымомунова)"
  3. ^ Eastok Avia at, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  4. ^ a b Kyrgyz carrier at, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  5. ^ "Eastok Avia at". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  6. ^ Kyrgyz Airways
  7. ^ List of banned E.U. air carriers (retrieved April 30, 2011) Archived April 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Information on Kyrgyz Airways (predecessor of Eastok Avia) at the Aviation Safety Network
  9. ^ Air Bishkeks AOC suspended, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  10. ^ Winter 2015 timetable, Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 19.
  12. ^ "Kyrgyz Airways @, Retrieved 18 August 2016". Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Белек Бонус". Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-06.

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