Air Kazakhstan

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Air Kazakhstan
Air Kazakhstan.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
9Y KZK AIR KAZAKHSTAN
Founded 1996
Commenced operations 1996
Ceased operations 29 February 2004
Operating bases Almaty International Airport
Hubs Almaty International Airport
Destinations 21
Headquarters Almaty, Kazakhstan
An Airbus A310 of Air Kazakhstan at 13 January 2004.
An Tupolev Tu-154 of Air Kazakhstan at 5 August 2003.

Air Kazakhstan [1] was an airline of Kazakhstan which later became its national carrier after bankrupt Kazakhstan Airlines was shut down. It was headquartered in Almaty.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in early 1920s as Kazakhstan Airways but changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10 March 1997 (spelled as "Air Kazakstan" until 2001, when spelling changed to "Air Kazakhstan"). It ceased operations on 29 February 2004, after accumulating heavy debts and was declared bankrupt in April 2004 by the court in Almaty.

Air Astana succeeded Air Kazakhstan as the country's flag carrier.

Former destinations[edit]

Air Kazakhstan served the following as of April 2004:[3]

  • Azerbaijan - Baku
  • Germany - Frankfurt, Hannover
  • Hungary - Budapest
  • India - Delhi
  • Kazakhstan - Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Karaganda, Kostany, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Uralsk
  • Russia - Moscow
  • South Korea - Seoul
  • Tajikistan - Dushanbe
  • Thailand - Bangkok
  • Turkey - Istanbul
  • Ukraine - Donetsk
  • United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Fleet[edit]

Air Kazakhstan operated the following types as of April 2004:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OAG World Airways Guide A-M, October 1997, pages 20, 28 and 32. Reed Publications. Retrieved on July 31, 2009.
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight Global. 16–22 March 2004. 66.
  3. ^ "Air Kazakhstan routes." Airline Route Maps. Retrieved on July 31, 2009.
  4. ^ "Air Kazakhstan fleet". www.airkaz.com. Retrieved July 31, 2009.

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