Air Bishkek

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Air Bishkek
Air bishkek logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
KR[1] EAA[1] EASTOK[1]
Founded 2006 (as Eastok Avia)
2010 (renamed Kyrgyz Airways)
2011 (renamed Air Bishkek)
Ceased operations 2016
Operating bases Manas International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 6
Headquarters Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Key people Perelygina Vera - General Director
Website airbishkek.kg

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]

Destinations[edit]

Current Destinations[edit]

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

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

China
Kyrgyzstan
Russia

Terminated Destinations[edit]

Russia

Fleet[edit]

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

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

Maintenance[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Air Bishkek Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Main office of the Air Company." Air Bishkek. Retrieved on 12 October 2012. "Address: 720000, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Manas Ave., #95 (Crossing Abdymomunov St.)" – Address in Russian: "Адрес: 720000, Кыргызстан, Бишкек, пр. Манаса, 95 (ул.Абдымомунова)"
  3. ^ Eastok Avia at ch-aviation.com, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  4. ^ a b Kyrgyz carrier at rusaviainsider.com, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  5. ^ Eastok Avia at airlineupdate.com
  6. ^ Kyrgyz Airways @aviashop.ru
  7. ^ List of banned E.U. air carriers (retrieved April 30, 2011)
  8. ^ Information on Kyrgyz Airways (predecessor of Eastok Avia) at the Aviation Safety Network
  9. ^ Air Bishkeks AOC suspended @rusaviainsider.com, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  10. ^ Winter 2015 timetable, http://www.airbishkek.kg/en/passengers-2/airports/istanbul-turkey-ataturk-international-airport.html
  11. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 19. 
  12. ^ Kyrgyz Airways @ turkishtechnic.com, Retrieved 18 August 2016
  13. ^ "Белек Бонус". AirBishkek.kg. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 

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