Sunkar Air (Almaty) is a new airline in Kazakhstan. The new company has taken delivery of its first aircraft and plans to commence charter operations this month according to kazpravda.kz. Former United Airlines and ATA Airlines (last operated by Small Planet Airlines) Boeing 737-322 LY-AQX (msn 24664) was delivered to the new airline on June 18 according to Skyliner Aviation News.
Air Kazakhstan (2nd) (Astana) has ordered 10 Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s) for deliveries starting in March 2015 according to The Astana Times.
Air Kazakhstan is a new airline and will start domestic operations next year after the first arrival.
The name Air Kazakhstan is an historic name in the country. The original Air Kazakhstan started as Kazakhstan Airways in the 1920s but changed to Air Kazakstan on March 10, 1997 until 2001, when it became Air Kazakhstan according to Wikipedia. The previous Air Kazakhstan ceased operations on February 29, 2004.
SCAT Airlines’ (SCAT Air Company) (Shymkent) Canadair CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) UP-CJ006 (msn 7413) crashed today while on approach to Almaty, Kazakhstan. The regional jet was operating flight DV 760 from Kokshetau to Almaty with 15 passengers and five crew members. The aircraft was attempting a landing in fog and crashed in swampy terrain.
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