Air Manas

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Air Manas
Авиакомпания «Эйр Манас»
Air Manas logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZM[1] MBB AIR MANAS
Founded2006 founded as Air Manas
HubsManas International Airport
Secondary hubsOsh Airport
Focus citiesMoscow Domodedovo Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Fleet size2
Destinations9
HeadquartersBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Websitehttp://www.airmanas.com/

Air Manas is a low-cost airline based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Its main base is Manas International Airport.

History[edit]

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 fruit: 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, being 51% owned by the Kyrgyz side and 49% by newly attracted strategic partner Pegasus Airlines, one of the leading air companies in Europe.

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 aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

Air Manas serve the following as of July 2015:

China
Kyrgyzstan
Russia
Turkey
Uzbekistan

Fleet[edit]

The Air Manas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[5]

Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Boeing 737-400 1[6] 168
Boeing 737-800 1 189

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "History". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (25 November 2016). "Pegasus Asia adds Moscow Zhukovsky service from Dec 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Manas adds Bishkek – Tashkent service in Dec 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017". Airliner World (October 2017): 19. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Air Manas Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-01-27.

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