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Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal
Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal

Uruguay's economy minister has resigned as he faces a probe over the 2012 collapse of national airline Pluna -- a scandal that has tainted President Jose Mujica's administration.

Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal
©Reuters/Jed Jacobsohn
Mozambique airline captain 'intentionally' crashed: probe

A Mozambican Airlines captain had a "clear intention" to crash an airplane that went down in Namibia killing 33 at the end of November, according to a preliminary investigation reported Saturday.

Mozambique airline captain 'intentionally' crashed: probe
Boeing 767-300 ER. ©Air Astana
Air Astana gets 2 new Boeings

Air Astana has replenished its airplane fleet with two new Boeing 767s.

Air Astana gets 2 new Boeings
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Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers

The head of a tiny Pacific airline that pioneered a fare system based on passengers' weight said Wednesday the move had been so successful the carrier is upgrading its fleet.

Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers
©Marat Abilov
Almaty - Warsaw direct flights may be established in 2014

A direct flight between Almaty and Warsaw is going to be established in Q1 2014, Jacek Kluczkowski, Poland’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan says.

Almaty - Warsaw direct flights may be established in 2014
New American Airlines emerges as world's top carrier
New American Airlines emerges as world's top carrier

American Airlines emerged as the world's largest airline Monday, combining with US Airways after a hard-fought battle to overcome US competition concerns.

New American Airlines emerges as world's top carrier
No summer vacation season for Kazakhstan?
No summer vacation season for Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan's civil aviation is not ready to service the summer tourist season of 2014.

No summer vacation season for Kazakhstan?
©Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader
Missing Mozambican plane likely crashed: police

A Mozambican Airlines plane that went missing with 34 people on board likely crashed over inhospitable bush in northeastern Namibia, police said early Saturday as they searched for the jet.

Missing Mozambican plane likely crashed: police
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China media urges countermeasures against Japan planes

China's state media called Friday for "timely countermeasures without hesitation" if Japan violates the country's newly declared air zone, after Beijing sent fighter jets to patrol the area following defiant military overflights by Tokyo.

China media urges countermeasures against Japan planes
Photo by Olesya Samyshkina
Air Astana has no immediate plans of floating shares within People’s IPO Program

At the moment Samruk-Kazyna holds 51% in the airline, with the rest of the shares belonging to UK’s BAE SYSTEMS.

Air Astana has no immediate plans of floating shares within People’s IPO Program
U.S. Air Force B-52. ©Reuters/Bobbi Zapka/USAF
China 'monitored' US B-52 air zone flights: ministry

China "monitored" US B-52 bomber flights in its newly-declared air defence identification zone, the defence ministry said Wednesday, in an assertion of its authority that stopped short of threatening direct action.

China 'monitored' US B-52 air zone flights: ministry
©Reuters/Toru Hanai
Japanese airlines say will obey China's air zone rules

Japanese airlines on Tuesday said they would follow rules set by China when it declared an air control zone over the East China Sea, even as Tokyo said they should ignore them.

Japanese airlines say will obey China's air zone rules
©RIA Novosti
SCAT airlines to launch Astana - Bangkok flights

SCAT airline company will launch direct flights from Astana to Bangkok on December 29.

SCAT airlines to launch Astana - Bangkok flights
©Reuters/Bobby Yip
EU follows US in allowing portable electronics in-flight

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said Wednesday it will allow passengers to use a range of mobile electronic devices in flight with very few restrictions.

EU follows US in allowing portable electronics in-flight
Young Frenchman too heavy to fly will go home by ship
Young Frenchman too heavy to fly will go home by ship

A young Frenchman who weighs 230 kilograms (500 pounds) and was deemed too heavy to fly on a jetliner arrived in New York Tuesday to head home by ship.

Young Frenchman too heavy to fly will go home by ship
Major Sudan airline grounded, blames US sanctions
Major Sudan airline grounded, blames US sanctions

A major Sudanese airline serving South Sudan and the Middle East suspended operations Sunday, blaming American sanctions, as a document confirmed German carrier Lufthansa will also end flights to Sudan.

Major Sudan airline grounded, blames US sanctions
©Reuters//Larry Downing
US still in talks with US Airways, American on merger

The US Department of Justice said Monday it is still in talks with US Airways and American Airlines to settle competition concerns in their proposed merger.

US still in talks with US Airways, American on merger
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Six Kazakhstan airlines banned from flights

Kazakhstan Ministry of Transport and Communications revoked licenses of several air carriers.

Six Kazakhstan airlines banned from flights
Kazakhstan mulls admitting foreign companies to its domestic flights
Kazakhstan mulls admitting foreign companies to its domestic flights

Admission of foreign air companies to making domestic flights in Kazakhstan will decrease the air tickets costs.

Kazakhstan mulls admitting foreign companies to its domestic flights
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Kazakhstan and Belarus airlines exempt from tax on imported aircrafts

Air fares may go 15-20 percent in Russian airlines starting from January 2014, but not in Kazakhstan or Belarus ones.

Kazakhstan and Belarus airlines exempt from tax on imported aircrafts