Kyrgyzstan Airlines

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Kyrgyzstan Airlines
Кыргызстан Аба Жолдору
Kyrgyzstan Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
R8 KGA KYRGYZ
Founded 1993
Ceased operations 2005
Hubs Manas International Airport
Fleet size 15
Destinations 10
Parent company Government owned (81%)
Headquarters Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Key people Tulenbek Asanbayevich Arpachiyev
Website kyrgyzstanairlines.kg
An Airbus A320 of Kyrgyzstan Airlines in 1998.
An Tupolev Tu-134 of Kyrgyzstan Airlines in 1995.
An Tupolev Tu-154 in the newest livery of Kyrgyzstan Airlines in 2003.

JSC National Air Carrier "Kyrgyzstan Airlines" (Russian: ОАО «Национальный авиаперевозчик «Кыргызстан Аба Жолдору») was the national airline of Kyrgyzstan, with its head office on the grounds of Manas International Airport in Bishkek. It operated scheduled international and domestic services, as well as charter flights. Its main base was Manas International Airport, with a hub at Osh Airport.

History[edit]

The airline was originally Aeroflot Kyrgyzstan Directorate and was established in 1992. It signed a co-operation agreement with Aeroflot in October 1997 covering new scheduled services, aircraft maintenance, ticketing and marketing.[citation needed]

On 2 January 2002 the airline moved its head office to the Kyrgyzstan Airlines Sales Agency building of Manas International Airport.[1] Previously the head office was also on the grounds of the airport.[2]

In 2005 the airline went bankrupt and was taken over by Altyn Air, which was rebranded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company in 2006.[citation needed]

The airline was owned by the government (81%), private shareholders (11%) and the Soial Foundation (8%).[3]

Destinations[edit]

Kyrgyzstan Airlines operated scheduled passenger flights to the following destinations:

Fleet[edit]

In 2005 the Kyrgyzstan Airlines fleet included the following aircraft:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyrgyzstan airlines head office changes its address."
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 4–10 April 2000. 114.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 103. 
  4. ^ a b c Directory pg 114 Flight International Retrieved 13 January 2011

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