Air Manas

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Air Manas
Авиакомпания «Эйр Манас»
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZM[1] MBB Air Manas
Founded 2006 founded as Air Manas
Hubs Manas International Airport
Secondary hubs Osh Airport
Focus cities Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 6
Parent company Pegasus Airlines (49%)
Headquarters Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Key people Ilgar Alptekin (General Director)
Website http://www.airmanas.com/

Air Manas, formerly operating as Pegasus Asia, is a low-cost airline based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Its main base is Manas International Airport.

History[edit]

Boeing 737-800 Pegasus Asia livery

Air Manas was founded in 2006 in Bishkek. First flight of Air Manas was carried out in December 2009. In June 2012, 49% of the air company was bought by a Turkish Pegasus Airlines. The first flight under the brand name Pegasus Asia was operated from Bishkek to Istanbul on 22 March 2013 .[2] Now the airlines operates domestic flights between Bishkek to Osh, as well as international flights from Kyrgyzstan to India, Russia, Turkey and China.

Rebirth[edit]

The efforts of the Kyrgyz Government to attract foreign investments had borne fruits: mutual visits of high level Governmental Delegations gave a serious impetus to bilateral trade relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. Thus, at the end of 2012 in the basis of pre-existing airline, a new Kyrgyz airline with the same name of "Air Manas" was created, where 51% - owned by Kyrgyz side, and 49% - by newly attracted strategic partner in face of the "Pegasus Airlines", the one of the leading air companies in Europe.

Today Air Manas - is one of the dynamically developing airlines of the Kyrgyz Republic. It has proposed new business model widely practiced in a number of foreign countries - low-cost model airline, adapted to the market in region - has become a kind of business card of Air Manas.

The base airport for Air Manas, is the main airport - International Airport Manas, located near Bishkek. In its fleet, Air Manas uses Boeing 737-400 and 737-800 NG.

Air Manas has its own certified aviation-technical base for the operational maintenance of aircrafts. Due to the ongoing professional development program, experienced crew and technical staff ensures maximum safety on board of the aircrafts.

The main priority of the Air Manas, is its commitment to international standards of quality and safety. In November 2014, Air Manas has become the first owner of the international certificate ISO 9001:2008 of Quality Management Systems among Kyrgyz air companies.

Destinations[edit]

Air Manas serve the following as of July 2015:

Asia[edit]

 China
 India
 Kyrgyzstan
 Russia

Europe[edit]

 Turkey
 Russia

Fleet[edit]

The entire fleet of Air Manas (formerly known as Pegasus Asia) is registered in Kyrgyz Republic, and consists of the following aircraft (as of 6 June 2016)

Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Boeing 737-400 1 168
Boeing 737-800 2 189

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ History

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