Air Kyrgyzstan

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«Эйр Кыргызстан» Авиакомпаниясы»
ОАО «Эйр Кыргызстан»
AirKyrgyz logo en.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
QH LYN ALTYN AVIA
Founded2001
HubsManas International Airport
Osh Airport
Fleet size2
Destinations13
Parent companyAl Sayegh Airlines
HeadquartersBishkek
Key peopleMeder Dzhaparovich Djundubaev (President)
Websitehttp://www.air.kg/
Now-retired Antonov An-24 of Kyrgyzstan Air Company, 2010
Tupolev Tu-154 of Kyrgyzstan Air Company, 2006[1]
Boeing 737-300 (EX-37301) in current livery of Air Kyrgyzstan, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Air Company, operating as Air Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz: Эйр Кыргызстан Авиакомпаниясы, Eýr Kyrgyzstan Aviakompaniýasy; Russian: Авиакомпания «Эйр Кыргызстан», Aviakompaniya «Eyr Kyrgyzstan»), is the flag carrier of Kyrgyzstan based in Bishkek.[2] It operates scheduled domestic and international services to 13 destinations as well as charter services. Its main hub is Manas International Airport in Bishkek, with a hub at Osh Airport in Osh.[3]

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,[3] after taking over former national carrier Kyrgyzstan Airlines.

Destinations[edit]

As of May 2015, Air Kyrgyzstan operates scheduled passenger flights to the following destinations:[4][5]

Country City Airport Notes Ref
China Ürümqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport [5]
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Manas International Airport [5]
Kyrgyzstan Osh Osh Airport [5]
Russia Abakan Abakan International Airport [6]
Russia Krasnodar Pashkovsky Airport [5]
Russia Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo Airport [5]
Russia Moscow Moscow Domodedovo Airport [5]
Russia Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport [5]
Uzbekistan Tashkent Tashkent International Airport [5]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

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

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

The Air Kyrgyzstan fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2017):[7]

In 2018 one Tupolev Tu-154M (Ex-00001) has been sighted flying.[8]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
Boeing 737-500 1 - 122
Boeing 757-300 1 - 295
Total 2

Former fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

Accident[edit]

  • 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. ^ "✈ russianplanes.net ✈ наша авиация". russianplanes.net. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  2. ^ Home page. Kyrgyzstan Aircompany. Retrieved on 28 December 2011. "Кыргызстан, г. Бишкек, Проспект Манаса 12а"
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 103.
  4. ^ Polet-Sirena
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Manas Airport time table
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (1 December 2016). "Air Kyrgyzstan adds new Abakan service from Nov 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 19.
  8. ^ "✈ russianplanes.net ✈ наша авиация". russianplanes.net. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016". Airliner World (October 2016): 19.

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