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FVT-2014-08 - TO KIEV
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FVT-VISIT ALMATY KAZAKHSTAN
FVT-VISIT BAKU AZERBAIJAN
FVT-VISIT ISTANBUL TURKEY
FVT-VISIT KIEV UKRAINE
FVT-VISIT MOSCOW RUSSIA
FVT-VISIT PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
Formed and started operations in 2014: flyvista (FVT) is a low cost carrier (LCC) operating as a scheduled airline brand of Vista Georgia (AJD), which is certified by Georgia’s civil aviation authority and is strategically partnered with Aerovista (AEV). Aerovista (AEV) is an aircraft leasing, charter and management solutions provider (ACMI). Aerovista (AEV) has worked since 1999 with domestic and regional airlines in the (CIS), the Middle East and Asian markets offering tailored solutions to specific aviation requirements of its clients.
Paliashvili St #72
0162 Tbilisi, Georgia
Office tel: +995 322 670707
Jumeirah Lake Towers, LIWA Heights
P O Box 72017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Tel: +971 4 4473662
THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1990, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 69,700 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 5.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TBILISI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS GEORGIAN.
Visit Tehran - Iran (New route started)
* As a relatively old city, Tehran has a unique architectural heritage. It has numerous historic mosques, churches and synagogues though Azadi Tower and Milad Tower have come to symbolise the city.
* Most of the city has a rather modern and industrialized atmosphere. There are only a few monuments such as the Grand Bazaar and Golestan Palace which remain of the city’s classical architecture.
* The Alborz mountain range, which is north of the city, dominates the Tehran vista. The mountains are usually covered with snow from November to May offering a chance for both locals and visitors to escape the city and hit the slopes.
VISIT Kiev - Ukraine (New route started)
* Due to its many parks and two botanical gardens, Kiev is known as a green city. It is also said that during the summer one can walk from one end of Kiev to the other without leaving the shade of its numerous tree lined streets.
* The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine is located in the southern outskirts of Kiev and depicts the traditional rural architecture of the various regions of Ukraine.
* The Andriyivskyy Descent is home to St Andrew’s Church, Mikhail Bulgakov’s house, One Street Museum and many other historic attractions, museums and festivals.
Visit Moscow - Russia (Route coming soon)
* One of Moscow's most symbolic sites is the famous Bolshoi Theater with its neoclassical facade. Visit to experience a rich lineage of musical theater and opera.
* Visit the famous St Basil's Cathedral which previously was a church and is now a museum on Red Square.
* The Moscow Kremlin is one of the largest and most interesting museums in the world. It is also the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
Visit Almaty - Kazakhstan (Route coming soon)
* Fondly known as the City of Apples, Kazakhstan’s largest city stands at the foot of the Tien Shan mountain range and is a brilliant city for winter sports enthusiasts. All year round there is plenty of history and culture to experience while also offering an idyllic landscape and stunning mountain ranges.
* Visit Soho for international fare, eclectic music and enough entertainment to party the night away.
* The Arasan Baths offer three experiences - Russian (Russkaya), Finnish (Finskaya) and the Turkish (Vostochnaya) style of washing up.
* Get the best views of the city by taking a ride on the Kök-Töbe Cable Car. Pictures taken here make great postcards.
Visit Istanbul - Turkey (Route coming soon)
* Experience the allure of old Istanbul by exploring the nooks and crannies of the Grand Bazaar.
* Well known for its Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, Istanbul still has some surviving examples of Roman architecture like the Column of Constantine.
* Located along the Bosphorus are many delicious seafood restaurants, perfect for enjoying the catch of the day and the sites and sounds of Istanbul’s historic waterway.
Visit Baku - Azerbaijan (Route coming soon)
* Known as the “Paris of the East”, Baku is also the largest city on the Caspian Sea and has a subtropical, semi-arid climate.
* For those looking for an unique site, the Yanar Dağ or burning mountain is located outside of Baku and is best viewed at dusk.
* Shopping in Baku is always an option with Nizami Street and Park Bulvar being prime shopping destinations in Baku.
Visit Prague - Czech Republic (Route coming soon)
* Historic Prague is traditionally one of the cultural centers of Europe. It hosts many cultural events and has world class museums, galleries concert halls and modern music clubs.
* Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge are must see Prague landmarks. Nearby are also the Písek Gate and the Baroque St Nicholas Church.
* Prague Zoo in Troja is one of the best zoos in the world and has about 4,800 animals to see and learn about. The Mucha Museum in Nové mber (New Town) houses the works of the Czech Art Noveau artist, Alphonse Mucha.
Visit Minsk - Belarus (Route coming soon)
* As the cultural centre of Belarus there are numerous theatres, cinemas, museums and libraries to discover.
* The historical spirit still lives in the old town of Minsk, Upper Town. An easy to find landmark is the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
* Parks are in abundance in Minsk. Visit the Gorky Park or the lesser known Yanka Kupala Park for a romantic stroll. In the winter, visit the Minsk Botanic Garden and warm up in the café inside.
July 2014: 737-33R (28873, 4L-AJC), ex-(M-ABGT) leased from (GRAF1) (Aviation), 737-37Q (28537, 4L-AJG), ex-(G-ODSK), AerGo Capital leased.
August 2014: New Georgian start-up flyvista (FVT) has begun operations with a 2x-weekly, Tbilisi - Tehran service. It plans to expand services to include Moscow, Kiev, Almaty, Istanbul, and Minsk.
(FVT) motto: "for those who travel."
Flyvista (FVT) said it sees its market as primarily leisure travelers, with the main aim of increasing traffic to and from Georgia.
(FVT) is a sister company of Dubai-based Aerovista (AEV), which acts as the management arm of the Aerovista group, providing airplanes for lease, plus airplane management and support services.
Group (CEO) is Apandi Lakhiyalov, a graduate of Ukraine’s Kharkiv State Aeronautical University, who set up his first aviation company, TransAvis, in 1993, to provide technical support services to airlines and airplane manufacturers. He founded Aerovista (AEV) in 1998.
In recent weeks, the company has been heavily involved in arranging emergency evacuation flights of civilians from both Libya and Iraq, as civil unrest in those countries escalates.
Flyvista (FVT)’s fleet comprises two dry-leased Boeing 737-300s (one from San Francisco-based World Star Aviation, the other from Sydney-based (KV) Aviation. A spokesman said flyvista (FVT) intends to take on three or four Airbus A320s over 2015.
737-505 (25794, 4L-AJH), ex-(EI-FDE), delivery. 1 A320-232 (1422, 4L-AJF), EX-(9V-SLD), Kahala Aviation leased 2014-08.
September 2014: Flyvista (FVT) commenced operations to its second destination on August 28th, with the addition of thrice-weekly flights to Kiev Zhulyany (IEV). Operated by (FVT)’s single 737-300, the 1,461 km sector is already flown by Air Caucasus (ACY)’s four times weekly flights and YANAIR’s twice-weekly operations. flyvista (FVT) is also flying to Tehran in Iran as of August 4th and will commence a new service to Almaty in Kazakhstan on September 16th.
May 2015: Flyvista (FVT), Georgia has ceased commercial operations, less than a year after it was set up.
(FVT), which operated two leased Boeing 737-300s, was a sister company of Dubai-based Aerovista (AEV), which acts as the management arm of the Aerovista group, providing airplanes for lease, plus airplane management and support services.
In a brief written statement on the ending of Flyvista (FVY)’s services, Aerovista (AEV) said the group’s management “has decided to keep its operations as solely a charter/leasing operator.”
The young airline, which was based in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, has been rocked by geopolitical factors since it began Tbilisi - Tehran services last August, 2014. Its second route (to Kiev Zhuyany) opened later that month.
Aerovista said the continuing conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country were among the factors that prompted the decision to close Flyvista (FVT). This conflict led to the downing of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 and a decision by many airlines to avoid the Eastern European country’s airspace.
In addition, the Georgian government’s unexpected decision last September to stop issuing visas to travelers on arrival had an adverse effect on passenger flows. This forced passengers to get visas in advance of their travels from Georgian diplomatic mission.
“Aerovista (AEV) is now well-positioned to supply the European charter and leasing market with its fleet of A320 and Boeing 737 airplanes, which are based in Athens and Malta,” the company said. Aerovista (AEV) retains a fleet of six airplanes for lease and charter (two Airbus A320s, three Boeing 737-300s and a single 737-500.