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Old October 28th, 2015, 05:49 AM   #1
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KC/DV/Z9/IQ | Kazakhstan-based carriers

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Old October 28th, 2015, 06:07 AM   #2
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Introducing to the world of Kazakhstani aviation I'm going to start from leading flag carrier - Air Astana.

Air Astana was established in 2001 and launched service on 15 May 2002. Airline is a joint venture between NWF Samruk-Kazyna (51%) and BAE Systems (49%).

Airline's fleet consist of 30 aircraft (with 14 on order):
Embraer 190 - 9
Airbus A319 - 1
Airbus A320 - 7 (6 neos on order)
Airbus A321 - 4 (5 neos on order)
Boeing 752 - 4
Boeing 763 - 3
Boeing 788 - 0 (3 on order)

In 2014 Air Astana carried 3.8 million passengers and earned 167 bKZT profit (921 mUSD).

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Air Astana Embraer 190 in OVB airport. Photo by Andrey Tchursin.


Airbus A320 in Air Astana livery climbing after departure from ALA. Photo by Balykin Alexandr.


Air Astana's Boeing 767 taxiing in HKG airport. Photo by Christian Junker.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #3
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SCAT Airlines

“SCAT” comes from Special Cargo Air Transport. Company was established in 1997 and in 1998 performed first air service from Almaty to Kyzylorda. There was only 1 aircraft in its fleet and 17 employees. Airline owned by 2 private shareholders: Vladimir Denissov (53%) and Vladimir Sytnik (47%).

Today airline operates fleet of 17 jet airliners with 15 on order. Airline owns wide fleet of soviet-made turboprops as well as Antonov An-24, Antonov An-26 and so on. 5 long-range aircraft (B752 and B763) are operated by charter subsidiary - Sunday Airlines, all soviet crafts are operated under Southern Sky brand.

Fleet consist of following types:
Bombardier CRJ200 - 6
Boeing 737-300 - 2
Boeing 737-500 - 3
Boeing 737-700 - 1
Boeing 757-200 - 4 (operated by Sunday airlines)
Boeing 767-300 - 1 (operated by Sunday airlines)
Sukhoi Superjet 100 - 0 (15 on order)
Multiple turboprops (as An-24, An-26, An-2) - all operated by Southern Sky

In 2014 airline carried 1.25 million passengers and earned 40 bKZT profit (220 mUSD).

Boeing 737-500 in SCAT livery departing from TSE airport.


SCAT CRJ-200 preparing for flight in ALA airport.


Boeing 767-300 in Sunday Airlines livery taxiing on departure in ALA airport.


Antonov An-24 in Southern Sky livery
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Old October 29th, 2015, 09:32 AM   #4
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Bek Air

Airline was established in 1999 as a charter carrier. In 2011 it started scheduled passenger services. Bek Air’s market model similar to low-cost carrier with expenses deduction emphasis. Airline operates single type fleet with high utilization rate.

Bek Air’s fleet consist of 7 Fokker 100 aircraft. In July 2014 at Farnborough Airshow airline has signed contract with Sukhoi Superjet with intention of delivery 7 aircraft.

In 2014 airline has carried 345 thousands passengers and earned 7.9 bKZT (43.3 mUSD).

Bek Air's Fokker 100 departing from ALA.
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Great posts, thanks.

Any news/info on Air Trust and IL-62?

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Great posts, thanks.

Any news/info on Air Trust and IL-62?

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As of 17AUG15 (when CAC published updated list of KZ airlines) Air Trust is inoperative anymore. It's Operators Certificate was withdrawed during the campaign of reducing number of airlines in KZ. All fleet (1 IL-62 and 4 IL-76) was stored.

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Old November 1st, 2015, 04:54 AM   #7
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Qazaq Air

The youngest airline in Kazakhstan. Created in February 2015 as a local regional carrier in order to develop domestic aviation market. Airline started it's flights on August 27th.

Fleet consist of 3 new regional Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 wet-leased from UAE-based Falcon Aviation Services.

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Old November 2nd, 2015, 12:11 AM   #8
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As of 17AUG15 (when CAC published updated list of KZ airlines) Air Trust is inoperative anymore. It's Operators Certificate was withdrawed during the campaign of reducing number of airlines in KZ. All fleet (1 IL-62 and 4 IL-76) was stored.

Thank you for the update.
Any idea where the il-62 is?
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