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11 000 Kazakhstanis may face disruption of their planned holidays abroad

All of them were unlucky to buy non-refundable air tickets for chartered flights to be performed by Turkey-based Atlas Jet that has halted its regular flights.

11 000 Kazakhstanis may face disruption of their planned holidays abroad
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New Air Kazakhstan airplanes presented in Astana

Bombardier Aerospace has presented a Q400 NextGen airplane in Astana. Kazakhstan is planning to purchase several of those for its new airlines.

New Air Kazakhstan airplanes presented in Astana
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Kazakhstan to launch direct flights to Bali

Kazakhstan airlines are thinking of launching flights to Denpasar as early as this coming autumn.

Kazakhstan to launch direct flights to Bali
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France set for travel chaos as flights cut due to air strike

France braced for travel chaos after the country's civil aviation body urged airlines on Monday to cut flights by up to 20 percent in Paris and some other cities due to an air controllers' strike.

France set for travel chaos as flights cut due to air strike
American Airlines, owed $750 mn, trims flights to Venezuela
American Airlines, owed $750 mn, trims flights to Venezuela

American Airlines, owed some $750 million by Venezuela, said Tuesday it was sharply reducing flights to the South American nation from July after the two sides failed to read a deal, a spokesman said.

American Airlines, owed $750 mn, trims flights to Venezuela
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China Eastern to buy 80 Boeing 737s

US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday that China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 80 737 aircraft, its biggest single-aisle purchase to date by a Chinese airline.

China Eastern to buy 80 Boeing 737s
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Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts

Malaysia Airlines' insurer has begun paying the families of passengers onboard Flight MH370 $50,000 each in initial compensation three months after the jet disappeared, a government official said

Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts
Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes: firm
Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes: firm

Emirates airline announced on Wednesday that it had cancelled an order for 70 long-haul A350 planes from European manufacturer Airbus.

Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes: firm
Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport
Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport

Low-cost airlines are not likely to emerge in Kazakhstan until there is intense competition between airports of nearby cities.

Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport
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Ministry of Transport explains high costs of domestic flights in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan has responded to complaints about costliness of domestic flights air tickets.

Ministry of Transport explains high costs of domestic flights in Kazakhstan
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LATAM Airlines crews threaten strike on eve of World Cup

Maintenance crews at LATAM Airlines, the region's biggest carrier, threatened Wednesday a 48-hour strike that could delay flights on the first days of the World Cup in Brazil.

LATAM Airlines crews threaten strike on eve of World Cup
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Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway, no injuries

A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said.

Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway, no injuries
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Japan budget carrier cancels flights due to pilot shortage

Japanese low cost carrier Vanilla Air said Friday it will cancel scores of flights in June because it does not have enough pilots to fly them.

Japan budget carrier cancels flights due to pilot shortage
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China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn

Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel.

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn
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Kazakhstan and Turkey agree on 16 additional flights

The Kazakhstan Transport Ministry has arranged for 16 additional flights a week to Turkey for the summer season.

Kazakhstan and Turkey agree on 16 additional flights
Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370
Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370

More than half of Malaysians believe their government is hiding information about missing flight MH370, according to survey results released by a news portal.

Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370
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Civil Aviation Committee launches a comprehensive inspection of SCAT airline

April 7, 2014 a Boeing 737 operated by SCAT made an emergency landing at the airport of Astana. January 29, 2013, a CRJ 200 operated by SCAT, crashed 5 kilometers away from Almaty.

Civil Aviation Committee launches a comprehensive inspection of SCAT airline
Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday: CEO
Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday: CEO

German airline Lufthansa, which is currently battling the biggest strike in its history, expects normal services to be up and running on Saturday, its chief executive said.

Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday: CEO
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Brake failure in Astana airport, aircraft smoking on runway

Brake system has failed Scat's Boeing-757 during landing at Astana airport.

Brake failure in Astana airport, aircraft smoking on runway
Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa
Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Monday it will be forced to cancel most of its flights later this week, grounding as many as 425,000 passengers, due to a pilots' strike.

Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa