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Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards
Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards

A Significant Safety Concern (SSC) in Kazakhstan has been finally resolved through joint efforts in early May. This leaves no crucial concerns indicated by ICAO for Kazakhstan unresolved.

Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.

Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Stillframe from 2014 Emirates Airline Documentary on Youtube. Photo courtesy of Emirates Airline
Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight

Emirates Airline, which was to launch what it called the world's longest non-stop flight this month, postponed those plans for a year.

Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged

Warm weather and rains have given way to winds and blizzards in Astana.

Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged
(From left to right) Talgat Mussabayev, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Aidyn Aimbetov and Toktar Aubakirov. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz.
Kazakhstan's third astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov awarded highest state award

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev awarded Aidyn Aimbetov, the third Kazakh cosmonaut, Khalyk Kakharmany (People’s Hero) title.

Kazakhstan's third astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov awarded highest state award
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Kazakhstan improves position in world flight safety ranking

Kazakhstan's compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards has risen from 47 to 65 percent.

Kazakhstan improves position in world flight safety ranking
Airlines go slow on aircraft tracking
Airlines go slow on aircraft tracking

Less then 10% of airlines have introduced full-time flight tracking recommended by IATA. Why is the simple process taking so long?

Airlines go slow on aircraft tracking
Talgat Mussabayev. Photo courtesy of kargaly.coz.kz.
Aidyn Aimbetov's flight to ISS is a milestone event for Kazakhstan: Chairman of Kazcosmos Talgat Mussabayev

Space flight of Kazakhstan’s astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov to the International Space Station is a milestone event for Kazakhstan.

Aidyn Aimbetov's flight to ISS is a milestone event for Kazakhstan: Chairman of Kazcosmos Talgat Mussabayev
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstani airline SCAT increases ticket prices by 20%

Following suit of the Kazakhstan national airline Air Astana, another Kazakh airline SCAT has announced a ticket price rise.

Kazakhstani airline SCAT increases ticket prices by 20%
Still frame from the video
Canadian WestJet flight attendant acts out safety demonstration

Canadian WestJet flight attendant acts out safety demonstration

Canadian WestJet flight attendant acts out safety demonstration
Aidyn Aimbetov ©RIA Novosti
Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov to make research in space

Kazakhstan’s astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov will conduct a number of studies during his 10 day space flight on board the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft.

Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov to make research in space
Astana Airport. Photo courtesy of balu-tourism.kz
Astana Airport not receiving or releasing aircrafts at night time in August

Astana airport will not be receiving or releasing any flights from 10:00 pm to 03:00 am from August 19 to 25.

Astana Airport not receiving or releasing aircrafts at night time in August
Aydin Aimbetov. Frame from video of Khabar TV channel.
Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov prepares for his flight to ISS on September 1

Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov has been going through a pre-flight preparation in Russian Star City for two months already.

Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov prepares for his flight to ISS on September 1
New Kazakhstani low-cost airline presented

A new low-cost airline Qazaq Air has been presented in Kazakhstan's Astana.

New Kazakhstani low-cost airline presented
Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia to launch direct flight
Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia to launch direct flight

Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia plan to launch a direct flight.

Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia to launch direct flight
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Dozens of flights delayed in Astana, Almaty

Poor weather conditions and delays of arrivals force Astana and Almaty airports to reschedule flights.

Dozens of flights delayed in Astana, Almaty
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Nearly 50 flights delayed in Almaty

Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan has delayed 49 flights because of the weather.

Nearly 50 flights delayed in Almaty
Photo courtesy of airastana.com.
Air Astana launches Astana-Bangkok flight

Kazakhstan’s national flag carrier Air Astana has launched a direct flight between Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana and Thailand’s capital Bangkok.

Air Astana launches Astana-Bangkok flight
Battles leave Lugansk airport, busy tourist hub, in ruins
Battles leave Lugansk airport, busy tourist hub, in ruins

After almost two months of deadly combat between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian guerrillas, the Soviet-era airport has been literally wiped off the map.

Battles leave Lugansk airport, busy tourist hub, in ruins
Grandmother Jamillah Noriah Abd Anuar shows photos of her family that perished in the MH17 crush. Photo © Zulazhar Sheblee/The Star
MH17 crash: tragedy of Malaysian family

A family of 6 Malaysians coming from Kazakhstan died in the MH17 flight crush.

MH17 crash: tragedy of Malaysian family