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Formed and started operations in 2001. Formerly Altyn Air. Named Kyrgyzstan Air Company. Domestic, regional & international scheduled & cargo, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
12-A Manasa Street
720017 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
KYRGYSTAN (REPUBLIC OF KYRGYZSTAN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 198,500 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BISHKEK, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS KYRGHIZ.
April 2001: Founded as "Altyn Air.
July 2006: Re-branded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company (LYN) after taking over national carrier, Kyrgyzstan Airlines.
November 2011: Kyrgyzstan Air Company (LYN) is a scheduled carrier operating passenger services from the capital Bishkek and Osh to other points within Kyrgyzstan, to several destinations in Russia, and to China, Dubai, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Charters are also flown.
Employees = 4,177.
(IATA) Code: QH - 138. (ICAO) Code: LYN - (Callsign - ALTYN AVIA).
Alliances: Air Manas (MBB), and Ural Air.
Main Base: Bishkek Manas Airport (FRU).
Hub: Osh Airport (OSS).
December 2011: ACCDT: Kyrgyzstan Air Company (LYN) TU-134A (D-30 III) (61042, /79 EX-020), crashed on December 28 in Osh, Kyrgystan. The airliner was operating flight QH 3 from Bishkek to Osh with 73 passengers and six crew on board. The airliner made a hard landing, broke its wing, overturned and caught fire in heavy fog. 31 people were injured. 17 were hospitalized.
According to this report by the "AP," rescuers quickly extinguished the fire and evacuated 82 passengers and six crew members.
The airline was founded in April 2001 as Altyn Air and started operations in 2001. It was re-branded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company (LYN) on July 28, 2006 after taking over national carrier Kyrgyzstan Airlines.
737-476 (24445, VH-TJT) and 737-59D (26419, EX-37501), ex-(G-GFFD), deliveries.
March 2012: On 17 March, Kyrgyzstan Air (LYN) expanded its presence in Tajikistan, adding a new non-stop service from its base in Bishkek (FRU) to the neighboring country’s second-largest city, Khudzhand (LBD). Previously, (LYN) served only the Tajik capital Dushanbe. 737-500 equipment will be deployed on the 500-kilometer route, which is offered on a twice weekly basis and offers connecting opportunities for flights to a range of destinations, including Moscow and Ürümqi. No other airline has served the route before.
February 2013: Kyrgyzstan Air Company ((IATA) Code: QH, based at Bishkek Manas (FRU)) (LYN) has started to operate its weekly service between Bishkek and Tashkent Yuzhny (TAS) with Saab 340A (340A-146, EX-34001) wet-leased from Sky Bishkek (based at Bishkek Manas (FRU)). Sky Bishkek so far had only operated domestic routes on behalf of Air Bishkek ((IATA) Code: KR, based at Bishkek Manas (FRU)).
July 2013: 737-382 (25162, EX73701), ex-(LY-SKW) delivery.
September 2013: Russia and Kyrgyzstan have begun to liberalize a bilateral agreement regulating flights between the countries. At the end of August, aviation authorities agreed to add up to five weekly frequencies on routes from Moscow to Bishkek and Osh during the upcoming winter.
December 2013: Kyrgyzstan Air (LYN) expanded its international network on December 9th, with a new service from Bishkek (FRU) to Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC). The airline’s 10th destination from its Bishkek hub, will be operated twice-weekly (Monday and Friday), utilizing a mixed fleet of 113-seat 737-500s and 133-seat 737-300s. The 2,667 km sector faces no direct competition, but flydubai (FDB) (five times weekly) provides indirect competition by serving Bishkek from Dubai’s main airport.
Kyrgyzstan Aircompany ((IATA) Code: QH, based at Bishkek) has officially changed its name to Air Kyrgyzstan. The flag carrier of the Central Asian republic, Air Kyrgyzstan (LYN) operates a fleet consisting of a 737-300, a 737-400 and a 737-500 (with winglets) on routes which include local flights, as well as services to Russia, Uzbekistan, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
July 2014: Russian aviation authorities have offered to remove all restrictions on the number of frequencies and destinations between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan representatives said they would be ready to discuss the rule changes later this year.
In addition, Russian authorities have offered to add 26 frequencies to the Moscow - Bishkek route and 20 frequencies on Moscow - Osh for the summer 2014 season, not the winter 2015 season, as earlier announced.
Russian authorities explained that decision based on seat load factors on the routes over >80%. Last year, Russia and Kyrgyzstan added new frequencies on the routes between the countries.
Russia’s industry experts say the bilateral agreements between Russia and former (USSR) republics are sometimes tougher (in an effort to protect local airlines) than those between Russian and European countries. But over the last few years, Russia persuaded several countries to change the rules. In 2011, Russia agreed to liberalize rules with Ukraine. In January 2014, flight rules were liberalized between Russia and Armenia.
November 2015: 737-301 (23937, EX-37001), returned to Nordic Aviation Capital after lease.
Note: KYRGYZSTAN AIR (LYN)) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.
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0 737-301 (CFM56-3C1) (23937, EX-37001), RETURNED NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL 2015-11.
1 737-382 (CFM56-3C1) (25162, EX73701), EX-(LY-SKW) 2013-07.
1 737-476 (CFM56-3C1) (24445, VH-TJT, "SAM 4" - - SEE PHOTO - - "LYN-737-476 - 2011-12"), EX-QANTAS (QAN), EX-(N245SY) 2011-12. 150Y.
1 737-484 (CFM56-3C1) (2130-25361, /91 EX-37401), EX-(N761AS) 2011-06. 150Y.
1 737-59D (CFM56-3B1) (2186-26419, /91 EX-37501), EX-(G-GFFD) 2011-12, WITH WINGLETS. 110CY.
1 SAAB 340-A (CT7-5A2) (146, /89 EX-34001), SKY BISHKEK WET-LEASED 2012-02. 34Y.
2 AN-24RV (AI-24A) (77310805, /77 EX-24805; 77310807, /77 EX-014), 2003-04. 8C, 40Y.
0 TU-134A-3 (D-30 III) (61042, /79 EX-020, DESTROYED - - SEE ACCDT - - "LYN-2011-12 ACCDT"), 2003-12. 68Y.
1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (91A-900, /91 EX-85718), 2002-06, 8C, 148Y.
2 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (91A-904, /91 EX-00002; 92A945, /93 EX-00001), 2007-02, 164Y.
JELDOSHBEK BEKFURGANOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL.
EGEMBERDI MYRZABEKOV, PRESIDENT.
ALEKSANDR VIKTOROVICH, HEAD OPERATIONS
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