|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. It operates services to all of the major cities of Kazakhstan and to neighboring 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.
The airline was established and started operations in 1997. It is owned by Vladimir Denissov (53%) and Vladimir Sytnik (47%). Its name is the contraction of Special Cargo Air Transport.
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. However, this provisional order had not been firmed up by its 1 August 2016 deadline, apparently due to issues around the leasing terms.
In November 2017, the airline signed a firm contract for the purchase of six aircraft of the latest generation Boeing 737 MAX 8 with the American corporation Boeing. On 29 March 2018 the company's fleet replenished the first in the post-Soviet countries Boeing 737 MAX 8 (with CFM International LEAP-1B engines). This is the first of the six purchased Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
In 2018, European airspace restrictions were lifted for SCAT Airlines and in May 2018 Vilnius became their first scheduled EU destination. In March 2018, SCAT Airlines was accepted as a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). SCAT Airlines became the second Kazakhstan airline included in the IATA register.
The SCAT Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||1||5||—||189||189||Launch CIS customer|
|Boeing 757-200||4||—||—||200||200||3 operated for Sunday Airlines|
|Boeing 767-300ER||1||—||12||278||290||operated for Sunday Airlines|
Incidents and accidents
- On 29 January 2013 SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashed near Kyzyltu during a low-visibility approach to Almaty International Airport.
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