Kyrgyz air carriers unwelcome in Europe
The European Commission revised its black list of air carriers whose flights to the European Union are banned, on September 11. 24.KG reports with references to Kyrgyz Weekly that all 25 Kyrgyz air carriers made the list.
The following air carriers operate in Kyrgyzstan: Air Central Asia; Air Manas; Asia Alpha Airways; Avia Traffic Company; Bistair-Fez Bishkek; Botir Avia; Click Airways; Dames; Eastok Avia; Esen Air; Galaxy Air; Golden Rule Airlines; Intal Avia; Itek Air; Kyrgyz Trans Avia; Kyrgyzstan; Kyrgyzstan Airlines; Max Avia; Ohs Avia; S Group Aviation; Sky Gate International Aviation; Sky Way Air; Tenir Airlines; Trast Aero; World Wing Aviation.
Only two Kyrgyz air carriers - Phoenix Aviation and Reem Air - made the first European Commission black list in March 2006. Both were immediately liquidated, but two air carriers (Sky Gate and Star Jet) found themselves on the second list in October 2006. This is the fifth black list the European Commission compiled, and it includes all Kyrgyz air carriers without exception.
Kyrgyzstan Aba Joldory (Kyrgyzstan Airlines), the best known air carrier in the country, was proclaimed a bankrupt on September 11, when a Bishkek court allowed the claim from Manas international airport. The air carrier's debts to creditors had exceeded 400 million soms (nearly $11 million) by then.
© Translated by Ferghana.Ru.