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SCAT aircraft. Photo courtesy of panoramio.com
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
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Kazakhstan Interior Ministry explains origin of blank passports seized from Chinese at border

The Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan denies that the blank Kazakhstan passports seizing from two Chinese nationals was obtained illegally.

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry explains origin of blank passports seized from Chinese at border
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Kazakhstan’s President approves of a new airport near Almaty

Its projected capacity of 10 million passengers a year might be brought up later on to 40 million passengers.

Kazakhstan’s President approves of a new airport near Almaty
Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested: police
Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested: police

An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was on Monday hijacked and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested.

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested: police
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt

Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
©Reuters/Phil Noble
Hundreds of reptiles, amphibians found dead at S.Africa airport

Several hundred reptiles and amphibians were found dead at Johannesburg airport when a routine inspection uncovered some 1,600 of the creatures crammed into two crates destined for the United States.

Hundreds of reptiles, amphibians found dead at S.Africa airport
International Airport of Astana. ©RIA Novosti
Astana and Almaty to expand airports before 2017

Kazakhstan is getting ready for an inflow of tourist during EXPO-2017 and will increase the capacity of Astana and Almaty airports.

Astana and Almaty to expand airports before 2017
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Canada captured data from airport travelers via Wifi: report

As a trial run for the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies, Canadian intelligence collected data from Canadian travelers who passed through major airports and connected to Wifi.

Canada captured data from airport travelers via Wifi: report
French Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier. Photo courtesy of wikimedia.org
France launches express rail project linking Paris to airport

France's government has launched a 1.7-billion-euro ($2.3 billion) project to link Paris to its main international airport, Charles de Gaulle, with an express train that will go into operation in a decade's time.

France launches express rail project linking Paris to airport
Airport of Almaty city. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Foreign charter flights ban causes annual loss of $4.5 million to Almaty airport

The Airport of Almaty is loosing $4.5 million annually because of the ban on foreign charter flights from Kazakhstan.

Foreign charter flights ban causes annual loss of $4.5 million to Almaty airport
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Almaty Airport increases jet fuel prices

The Almaty International Airport is charging $1,290 for a ton of jet fuel.

Almaty Airport increases jet fuel prices
Mumbai bets on airport revamp to boost global standing
Mumbai bets on airport revamp to boost global standing

Mumbai will unveil its lavish and long-awaited new airport terminal Friday, part of a $2 billion revamp that aims to challenge India's reputation for shoddy infrastructure and boost the financial capital's status.

Mumbai bets on airport revamp to boost global standing
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?
One dead as gunman opens fire at LA airport
One dead as gunman opens fire at LA airport

A gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Friday, killing a security agent and wounding seven people.

One dead as gunman opens fire at LA airport
Kangaroo checks in to Australian Airport
Kangaroo checks in to Australian Airport

Australian police had to lock down part of Melbourne Airport Wednesday after a kangaroo bounced into the terminal and surprised passengers shopping in a pharmacy.

Kangaroo checks in to Australian Airport
Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport
Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport

Singapore will build a new terminal that will double the capacity of Changi Airport in a bid to retain its edge as a regional aviation hub.

Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport
Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport
Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport

A devastating fire shut down Nairobi's international airport for much of Wednesday in a "major crisis" that forced the cancellation or diversion of scores of flights at east Africa's biggest transport hub.

Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport
Almaty airport. © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Almaty airport to be overhauled

The project envisages expanding the current terminal to accommodate 2600 passengers an hour as compared to the current 1600 passengers an hour.

Almaty airport to be overhauled
Astana International Airport. Photo courtesy of Tengrinews.kz
Astana airport fined for leaking kerosene into Yessil river

Astana international airport was fined over 13 million tenge ($87 thousand).

Astana airport fined for leaking kerosene into Yessil river
Airport Management Department established in Kazakhstan
Airport Management Department established in Kazakhstan

11 airports are being transferred under the Department's jurisdiction.

Airport Management Department established in Kazakhstan