SCAT Airlines

SCAT Airlines, legally PLL SCAT Air Company, is an airline with its head office on the property of Shymkent Airport in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.[2] It operates services to all of the major cities of Kazakhstan and to neighbouring countries. Its main base is Shymkent International Airport, with focus cities at Aktau International Airport, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport and Almaty International Airport.[3]

PLL SCAT Air Company
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IATA ICAO Callsign
DV VSV VLASTA[1]
Founded1997
Commenced operations1997
HubsShymkent International Airport
Focus cities
SubsidiariesSunday Airlines
Fleet size20
Destinations33
HeadquartersShymkent, Kazakhstan
Key peopleVladimir Denisov (President)
Websitescat.kz

HistoryEdit

The airline was established and started operations in 1997. It is owned by Vladimir Denissov (53%) and Vladimir Sytnik (47%).[3] Its name is the acronym of Special Cargo Air Transport.[4]

 
SCAT Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX

SCAT founded Sunday Airlines as a new charter venture and subsidiary, for which SCAT operates four Boeing 757-200s as well as one Boeing 767-300ER.[5]

In August 2015 the airline announced the signing of a commitment for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft with the first expected to be delivered in May 2016.[6] However, this provisional order had not been firmed up by its 1 August 2016 deadline, apparently due to issues around the leasing terms.[7]

In November 2017, the airline signed a firm contract for the purchase of six aircraft of the latest generation Boeing 737 MAX 8 with the American corporation Boeing. On 29 March 2018 the company's fleet replenished the first in the post-Soviet countries Boeing 737 MAX 8 (with CFM International LEAP-1B engines). This is the first of the six purchased Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.[8]

In 2018, European airspace restrictions were lifted for SCAT Airlines[citation needed] and in May 2018 Vilnius became their first scheduled EU destination.[9][10] In March 2018, SCAT Airlines was accepted as a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). SCAT Airlines became the second Kazakhstan airline included in the IATA register.[11]

DestinationsEdit

Codeshare agreementsEdit

SCAT Airlines codeshares with the following airlines:

FleetEdit

As of September 2020, The SCAT Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[13][14]

SCAT Airlines Fleet[15]
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 757-200 3 12 188 200
Boeing 737-300 5 144 144
Boeing 737-500 3 118 118
Boeing 737-700 1 149 149
Boeing 737 MAX 8 1 0 186 186 Launch CIS customer.[16]
Boeing 737 MAX 9 2[17] 16 173 189
Bombardier CRJ200ER 4 50 50
Bombardier CRJ200LR 3 50 50
Total 20 2

Incidents and accidentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airline Codes November 2006
  2. ^ "КОНТАКТЫ Archived 2012-06-21 at the Wayback Machine." Scat Air. Retrieved on 28 May 2012. "Головной офис Казахстан, г. Шымкент, здание аэропорта"
  3. ^ a b Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  4. ^ "Aviation Safety: Commission removes all Kazakh airlines from EU Air Safety List - Mobility and Transport - European Commission". Mobility and Transport (in German). Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  5. ^ ch-aviation.com - SCAT retrieved 17 June 2015
  6. ^ "Kazakh Superjets". Airliner World: 10. November 2015.
  7. ^ "SCAT". Airliner World (October 2016): 8.
  8. ^ "Aircraft Fleet - SCAT Airlines". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  9. ^ "SCAT Airlines - Company News". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (12 December 2017). "SCAT adds Vilnius service from May 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  11. ^ "IATA: Current Airline Members". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (16 September 2019). "SCAT / Azerbaijan Airlines plans codeshare service from late-Oct 2019". Routseonline. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 18.
  14. ^ "Aircraft Fleet". scat.kz. 25 October 2018.
  15. ^ SCAT Airlines Fleet Details and History planespotters.net, accessdate 18 September 2020
  16. ^ "ФОТО: На заводе в США собрали Boeing 737MAX для казахстанской SCAT". ato.ru. 17 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Kazakhstans SCAT Airlines orders two B737 MAX 9s". ch-aviation.com. 13 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Passenger plane crashes near Kazakh city of Almaty". BBC News. 29 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30.
  19. ^ Gordeyeva, Maria (29 January 2013). "UPDATE 4-Passenger plane crash kills 21 in Kazakhstan". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30.
  20. ^ Hradecky, Simon (27 July 2018). "Accident: SCAT B752 at Almaty on Jul 26th 2018, tail strike on go-around". Aviation Herald.

External linksEdit

  Media related to SCAT (airline) at Wikimedia Commons