Qazaq Air

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Qazaq Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
IQ QAZ SAMRUK
Founded1 April 2015
Commenced operations27 August 2015
HubsAlmaty International Airport
Fleet size4
Destinations11
Parent companyNational Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna"
HeadquartersKazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Key peopleBlair Treherne Pollock, CEO
Websiteflyqazaq.com/en

Qazaq Air (Kazakh: Қазақ Эйр) is a Kazakh airline, which operates scheduled services from its main hub in Almaty International Airport and focuses on domestic flights[1].

History[edit]

Qazaq Air was founded in April 2015 by the sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna. The airline was launched on 6 July 2015. It commenced operations on 27 August 2015 on the Almaty to Nur-Sultan route.

Destinations[edit]

As of May 2018, Qazaq Air operates to the following destinations:[2]

City Country Airport Notes
Aktau Kazakhstan Aktau Airport
Aktobe Kazakhstan Aktobe Airport
Almaty Kazakhstan Almaty International Airport Hub
Astrakhan Russia Narimanovo Airport [3]
Atyrau Kazakhstan Atyrau Airport
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Manas International Airport [4]
Kostanay Kazakhstan Kostanay Airport
Kyzylorda Kazakhstan Kyzylorda Airport Terminated
Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Osh Kyrgyzstan Osh Airport begins 7 June 2019[5]
Pavlodar Kazakhstan Pavlodar Airport
Semey Kazakhstan Semey Airport Terminated
Shymkent Kazakhstan Shymkent International Airport
Taldykorgan Kazakhstan Taldykorgan Airport Terminated
Taraz Kazakhstan Taraz Airport Terminated
Uralsk Kazakhstan Oral Ak Zhol Airport
Zhezkazgan Kazakhstan Zhezkazgan Airport

Fleet[edit]

As of May 2018, the Qazaq Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Qazaq Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 4 1[7] 78
Total 4 1

In December 2017 Qazaq Air has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Bombardier Q400 turboprops.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate profile". QAZAQ AIR. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  2. ^ https://www.flyqazaq.com/en/flights-schedule
  3. ^ "Qazaq Air - Открытие рейса в г. Астрахань!". www.flyqazaq.com. QAZAQ AIR. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Qazaq Air to connect Kazakhstan with more international destinations". www.inform.kz (in Russian). KazInform. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Qazaq Air - QAZAQ AIR начинает полеты из Алматы в Ош". www.flyqazaq.com. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 18. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ a b "Kazakhstan's Qazaq Air sign order for two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft". AviationNews.eu. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

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