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Eznis Airways suspends all operations in Mongolia

Eznis Airways DHC-8-400 JU-9919 (11)(Grd)(Eznis)(LRW)

Eznis Airways (Ulaanbaatar) suspended operations on May 22. The airline blamed the stoppage on “financial difficulties”. The company at the end was using two Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s) and one SAAB 340B. Eznis was operating from its Ulaanbaatar base mainly to Choibalsan, Moron, Ulaangom, and Ulgi in Mongolia at the end.

The company issued this statement:

This is to inform that Eznis Airways LLC is stopping its operation from May 22nd for an uncertain period of time due to the financial difficulties and the current situation at the airline industry. Eznis Airways LLC is a national airline that had been operating since 2006, constantly and reliably carrying thousands of passengers

We thank everyone who chose our airline, our regular passengers, our partners and our suppliers, for cooperation and support.

The management of the company and the shareholders had done everything during the last two years to survive, to keep positions of our employees and most importantly, to serve the public, but they cannot subsidize the financial losses any longer.

We bring our apologies for all our customers, passengers, employees, engineers, flight operation staff and the crew.

We wish you all the best in your future.

Copyright Photos: Eznis Airways. Top: Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YU-9919 (msn 4106) sits outside the Eznis hangar. Below: The two Q400s (JU-9917 and JU-9919) at the snowbound Chinggis Khan International Airport base.

Eznis Airways DHC-8-400 JU-9917 and JU-9919 (11)(Grd)(Eznis)(LRW)

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Eznis Airways becomes a new Bombardier Q400 operator in Mongolia

Eznis Airways (Ulaanbaatar) has become the world’s latest operator of Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprop in Mongolia. Bombardier issued the following statement:

“Bombardier Aerospace on September 21 welcomed Eznis Airways LLC to the growing family of Bombardier Q400 aircraft operators. Eznis Airways LLC, the largest private airline in Mongolia, has acquired a previously owned Q400 aircraft (DHC-8-402 JU-9919, msn 4106, ex C-GDXC and JA849A) and has started service in the country with the fast and fuel-efficient turboprop. Eznis acquired the Q400 aircraft through Nordic Aviation Capital, the Denmark-based leasing company.

Eznis’ acquisition of the Q400 aircraft follows the type acceptance certification that was awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia in May, 2012 for operation of the aircraft in the Central Asia nation. The certification in Mongolia preceded the decision in June, 2012 by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) – commonly known by its Russian acronym, MAK – to award aircraft type approval to the Q400 turboprop for operation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Powered by two new-generation, 5,071-shaft horsepower (shp) PW150A engines, and capable of flying at a speed of up to 360 knots (667 km/h), the Q400 aircraft can quickly climb above the strong summer head winds which blow across Mongolia, and also access the high elevation airports in mountainous regions of the country. Its steep approach capabilities allow the aircraft to quickly descend over the mountains to easily navigate the strong northerly winds found at Chinggis Khaan International Airport in UIaanbaatar, where Eznis is based.

The Q400 aircraft has been certified for gravel runway operations that predominate in rural Mongolia, which enables Eznis to fly mining charter customers directly to mine sites, while the aircraft’s large baggage compartment allows ample storage of mining provisions.”

Image: Bombardier.

ILFC delivers the first Boeing 737-700 to Eznis Airways

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) (Los Angeles), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has announced it delivered a Boeing 737-700 aircraft to Eznis Airways (Ulaanbaatar), the largest Mongolian privately owned airline.

The new aircraft will expand Eznis Airways’ international operations and be used to better serve the country’s rapidly growing air traffic demand. As of the first quarter of 2012, inbound and outbound international traffic in Mongolia has increased by 30% compared to the same period last year.

Eznis Airways currently owns the largest air fleet in Mongolia and the addition of this Boeing-manufactured airplane marks its 7th aircraft. The 737 series is a medium-range twin-engine narrow-body jet airliner and is the best-selling jet airliner in the history of aviation. The aircraft can fly nonstop to Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong from Ulaanbaatar.

Eznis Airways was established on January 6, 2006 by Newcom Group, one of the largest holding companies of Mongolia. The airline operates domestic scheduled and charter flights to 11 destinations in 9 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia and operates international scheduled service to Hailar in China’s Inner Mongolia region and Ulan-Ude in Russian Federation’s Buryat Republic, and charter services to points in China, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Copyright Photo: ILFC. Formerly operated by Copa Airlines as HP-1528CMP, Boeing 737-7V3 JU-9921 (msn 29360, ex N201LF) was officially handed over to Eznis Airways on June 14, 2012.

Eznis Airways acquires its first jetliner

Eznis Airways (Ulaanbaatar) today (June 23) took delivery of its first jetliner – this former Lufthansa CityLine BAe RJ85 (146-RJ85). JU-9909 (msn E2257) prepares to depart from Kemble in a revised livery.

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on the photo for the full background of this remote airline.

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