Air Manas is a low-cost airline based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Its main base is Manas International Airport.

Air Manas
Авиакомпания «Эйр Манас»
Air Manas logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZM[1] MBB AIR MANAS
Founded2006 founded as Air Manas
HubsManas International Airport
Secondary hubsOsh Airport
Focus citiesMoscow Domodedovo Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Fleet size5
Destinations9
HeadquartersBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Websitehttp://www.airmanas.com/

HistoryEdit

Air Manas was founded in 2006 in Bishkek. First flight of Air Manas was carried out in December 2009. In June 2012, 49% of the air company was bought by a Turkish Pegasus Airlines. The first flight under the brand name Pegasus Asia was operated from Bishkek to Istanbul on 22 March 2013 .[2] Now the airlines operates domestic flights between Bishkek to Osh, as well as international flights from Kyrgyzstan to India, Russia, Turkey and China.

RebirthEdit

The efforts of the Kyrgyz Government to attract foreign investments had borne fruit: mutual visits of high level Governmental Delegations gave a serious impetus to bilateral trade relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. Thus, at the end of 2012 in the basis of pre-existing airline, a new Kyrgyz airline with the same name of "Air Manas" was created, being 51% owned by the Kyrgyz side and 49% by newly attracted strategic partner Pegasus Airlines, one of the leading air companies in Europe.

The base airport for Air Manas, is the main airport - International Airport Manas, located near Bishkek. In its fleet, Air Manas uses Boeing 737-400 and 737-800 NG.

Air Manas has its own certified aviation-technical base for the operational maintenance of aircraft.

DestinationsEdit

Air Manas serve the following as of July 2015:

China
Kyrgyzstan
Russia
Turkey
Uzbekistan

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

The Air Manas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of October 2019):[5]

Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Boeing 737-400 1 168

Former fleetEdit

The airline operated the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "History". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (25 November 2016). "Pegasus Asia adds Moscow Zhukovsky service from Dec 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Manas adds Bishkek – Tashkent service in Dec 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019". Airliner World (October 2019): 19.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017". Airliner World (October 2017): 19.

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