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    Qazaq Air privatisation effort runs into trouble again


    Efforts to privatise the Kazakh regional carrier Qazaq Air appear to have foundered, three weeks after the government restarted a sale process.

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    Qazaq Air privatisation restarts after previous sale attempt ruled invalid


    Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna is attempting again to sell a shareholding in regional operator Qazaq Air, after a previous competition was declared invalid. Samruk-Kazyna had unveiled a privatisation scheme last August to sell between 49% and 100% of the airline through a two-stage competition. But in mid-November, it states, ...

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    Kazakh government formally seeks offers for privatising Qazaq Air


    Kazakhstan’s government has formally opened invitations to potential investors for the privatisation of regional operator Qazaq Air. Qazaq Air was set up by the government in 2015 and uses a fleet of five De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops. It is owned by the Kazakh national wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna. “Attracting a ...

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    Kazakhstan’s Qazaq Air seeks jets for network expansion


    Kazakh regional carrier Qazaq Air is looking to introduce jets to its fleet in order to expand its network. The airline’s management has visited Dublin to discuss options with a number of possible lessors, aircraft manufacturers and financial firms. Qazaq Air has not disclosed its specific requirements. But the airline ...

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    Kazakh authority proposes airline divestments to increase competition


    Kazakhstan’s government is proposing to increase competition in the air transport sector by selling shares in airlines which are part of the Samruk-Kazyna sovereign fund. The country’s Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition points out that airlines with state participation – including Air Astana, its budget operation FlyArystan ...

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    Airlines set to operate around half of scheduled Kazakhstan flights today


    Airlines are expected to operate around half the scheduled flights planned for Kazakhstan today as the closure of Almaty airport amid protests in the country continues to impact services.

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    Air Astana launches low-cost unit with international ambitions


    Kazkahstan's flag carrier Air Astana could give its new budget arm FlyArystan an international debut later this year and follow this by establishing subsidiaries in neighbouring countries under plans to make the unit a pan-Central Asian low-cost carrier.

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    PICTURE: Qazaq Air receives first purchased Q400


    Bombardier has delivered the first of two Q400 turboprops ordered by Kazakhstan's Qazaq Air, a carrier that launched in 2015 using leased Q400s.