SCAT Airlines

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PLL SCAT Air Company
SCAT air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1997
Commenced operations 1997
Hubs Shymkent Airport
Focus cities
Subsidiaries Sunday Airlines
Fleet size 32
Destinations 33
Headquarters Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Key people Vladimir Denisov (President)

SCAT Airlines, legally PLL SCAT Air Company, is an airline with its head office on the property of Shymkent Airport in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.[2] It operates services to all major cities of Kazakhstan and to neighbouring countries. Its main base is Shymkent Airport, with focus cities at Oral Ak Zhol Airport, Aqtau Airport, Astana International Airport, Atyrau Airport, Kyzylorda Airport and Almaty International Airport.[3]


The airline was established and started operations in 1997. It is owned by Vladimir Denissov (53%) and Vladimir Sytnik (47%).[3] Its name is the contraction of Special Cargo Air Transport.[citation needed]

In April 2007, Scat Air introduced a BAC One-Eleven 500 (licence built by Rombac in Romania), registration EX-103,[4][5] to its fleet for services between Shymkent, Astana and Almaty as well as on the route to Moscow-Domodedovo via Taraz. A further One-Eleven (EX-086), this one British-built by BAC itself, from the same source followed in June 2007. Both are ex-TAROM aircraft.[6] The aircraft were returned to the lessors in May 2008.[7]

SCAT founded Sunday Airlines as a new charter venture and subsidiary, for which SCAT operates four Boeing 757-200s as well as one Boeing 767-300ER.[8]

SCAT Airlines is currently banned from operating in European airspace. The ban was imposed by the European Commission in consultation with member states' aviation authorities after an audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), found the Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) to be non-compliant in key areas of regulatory oversight. This resulted in a blanket ban of all Kazakhstan-registered airlines from flying to, from or within the European Union by the EU's Air Safety Committee (ASC). (Competitor and flag carrier Air Astana was partially excluded from the blacklist because its aircraft are registered in the Caribbean island of Aruba.) In 2012 SCAT was awarded its European EASA Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance approval and in November 2015 was awarded its IATA accreditation having successfully passed the IOSA audit programme. SCAT Airlines is working to establish further professional accreditations.

In August 2015 the airline announced the signing of a commitment for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft with the first expected to be delivered in May 2016.[9]


Main article: SCAT Air destinations


As of November 2015, the SCAT Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[10]

SCAT Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-300 2 148
Boeing 737-500 3 124
Boeing 737-700 1 150
Boeing 757-200 4 200-235 operated for Sunday Airlines[8]
Bombardier CRJ200 6 50
Total 16

Incidents and accidents[edit]


  1. ^ Airline Codes November 2006
  2. ^ "КОНТАКТЫ." Scat Air. Retrieved on 28 May 2012. "Головной офис Казахстан, г. Шымкент, здание аэропорта"
  3. ^ a b Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  4. ^ "Scat One-Eleven". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 13. 
  5. ^ "One-Eleven leased from Trast Aero". BAC One-Eleven News. 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Further Scat One-Eleven". BAC One-Eleven News. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ a b - SCAT retrieved 17 June 2015
  9. ^ "Kazakh Superjets". Airliner World: 10. November 2015. 
  10. ^ - SCAT retrieved 17 June 2015
  11. ^ "Passenger plane crashes near Kazakh city of Almaty". BBC News. 29 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Gordeyeva, Maria (29 January 2013). "UPDATE 4-Passenger plane crash kills 21 in Kazakhstan". Reuters. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. 

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