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Kazakhstan is a republic in Central Asia, bordered on the north by Russia; on the east by China; on the south by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan; and on the west by the Caspian Sea and Russia. Almost all of Kazakhstan is located in the west central portion of the Asian continent; however, a small part of the republic lies west of the Ural River on the European continent. Astana (formerly Aqmola), located in northern Kazakhstan, replaced Almaty as the republic's capital in 1997.

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April 27, 2017

Skybus resumed operations in early 2017 after suspending services [status change]

July 4, 2016

Irtysh-Air [added] was established in 2007 by staff from the former carrier Irtysh Avia, which had ceased operations in 2004

May 28, 2016

Bek Air is to be rebranded as Halyk Air by the end of the 2016 [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

7thSky   

2013 - date 2013 - date

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Aero Air Company   

2009* - 2011* 2009* - 2011*

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Aero Eko (Aero Eco)   

1995* - 1997 1995* - 1997

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Aeroprakt KZ   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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AeroService Kazakhstan Aviakompaniasy   

1991* - 1999 1991* - 1999

^ Comments : AeroService Kazakhstan Aviakompaniasy was founded in 1991

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Aerotrans   

2003* - 2006* 2003* - 2006*

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Aerotur (KZ Airlines)   

2009* - 2009 2009* - 2009

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Air Almaty   

2005 - 2009* 2005 - 2009*

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Air Astana  updated

2002 - date 2002 - date

^ Comments : Air Astana was formed by BAE Systems and the Kazakhstan Government for domestic services in 2001. Launched international services to Dubai on 15May2002. Took over the services of Air Kazakstan when it ceased operating

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Air Atyrau   

1999* - 2009* 1999* - 2009*

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Air Bas (Irbis Air Company)   

2001 - 2006* 2001 - 2006*

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^ Genealogy : IRBIS

Air Berkut   

2002* - 2003* 2002* - 2003*

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Air Kazakhstan  updated

(2015) (2015)

^ Comments : Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna on 19Feb2015 as Air Kazakhstan. Re established as Qazaq Air on 05May2015 & commenced revenue operations with flights between Almaty and Astana on 27Aug2015

^ Genealogy : Air Kazakhstan >Qazaq Air

Air Kazakhstan   

1997 - 2004 1997 - 2004

^ Comments : Air Kazakhstan was established in early 1920s as Aeroflot Kazahkstan Division & started from the remnants of Kazakhstan Airways. Changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10Mar1997. Ceased operations on 29Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division >Kazakhstan Airways +>Kazair >Air Kazakhstan

Air Kokshetau (Kokshetau Airlines)   

2002 - 2009 2002 - 2009

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Air Service Asia   

1994* - 1999 1994* - 1999

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Air Trust Air Company   

2009 - date 2009 - date

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Air VIP   

1997* - 2000* 1997* - 2000*

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Ak Sunkar Aircompany   

2009* - 2009* 2009* - 2009*

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Ak-Kanat Aviakompania   

1999* - 2000* 1999* - 2000*

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Aktiubinsk Aviation Company   

1996* - 1997 1996* - 1997

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Almaty Avia Cargo (Almaty Aviation)   

2002* - 2010 2002* - 2010

^ Comments : Almaty Avia Cargo (Almaty Aviation) was founded in 2002 & AOC was revoked in 2010.

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Alphaline (Alfa Line)   

1995* - 2000 1995* - 2000

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Araiavia   

2004* - 2004* 2004* - 2004*

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Aral Air   

1995* - 1995* 1995* - 1995*

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Arkhabay   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Asia Alpha Airways   

2008* - 2009* 2008* - 2009*

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Asia Continental Airlines (Avialines)  updated

1999* - 2010 1999* - 2010

^ Comments : Asia Continental Airlines (Avialines) was an Almaty based carrier that was founded in 1999

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Asia Service Airlines   

1994* - 1999 1994* - 1999

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Asia Wings   

2010 - 2012 2010 - 2012

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Astan Air   

1997* - 1998* 1997* - 1998*

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ATMA   

1994 - date 1994 - date

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Atyrau AirWays (Atyrau Aue Joly)   

1996 - 2010 1996 - 2010

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Avia Jaynar   

2001 - date 2001 - date

^ Comments : Avia Jaynar operations started on 30Jun2001. Almaty based carrier

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Avia Pusk (Avia-Pusk)   

2000* - 2003* 2000* - 2003*

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Aviakompania Kokshetau   

1997 - 1998 1997 - 1998

^ Comments : Kokshetau Airlines was founded in 1997 as Aviakompania Kokshetau

^ Genealogy : Aviakompania Kokshetau >Kokshetau Airlines

Aviation Company North   

(****) (****)

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Aviatrack   

1996* - 1999 1996* - 1999

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Avluga-Trans   

1995 - 1997 1995 - 1997

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Azamat   

1996* - 1996* 1996* - 1996*

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Bek Air   

2011 - date 2011 - date

^ Comments : Bek Air was rebranded from Berkut Air (1999-2011). It was in the process of rebranding itself as Halyk Air with the transition expected to be completed by the end of the 2016 but unfortunately it did not launch operations

^ Genealogy : Berkut Air >Bek Air

Berkhut State Air Company   

2000* - 2009* 2000* - 2009*

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Berkhut ZK (Berkhut West)   

1997^ - 2010 1997^ - 2010

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Berkut Air   

1997* - 2011 1997* - 2011

^ Comments : Bek Air was rebranded from Berkut Air (1999-2011). It was in the process of rebranding itself as Halyk Air with the transition expected to be completed by the end of the 2016 but unfortunately it did not launch operations

^ Genealogy : Berkut Air >Bek Air

Beybars Aircompany   

2007 - 2009* 2007 - 2009*

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BGB Air   

2004^ - 2007 2004^ - 2007

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Burundai United Aviation Division  updated

1965 - 1997 1965 - 1997

^ Comments : [JSC AIRLINE was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 whose history dates back to 1946. In 1965 it was renamed to BURUNDAI UNITED AVIATION DIVISION. Renamed to BURUNDAIAVIA in 1997 and to the current name in 2002]

^ Genealogy : Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 >Burundai United Aviation Division >BurundaiAvia >JSC Airline

BurundaiAvia (Regional Service Airline Burundaiavia)  updated

1997 - 2002 1997 - 2002

^ Comments : [JSC AIRLINE was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 whose history dates back to 1946. In 1965 it was renamed to BURUNDAI UNITED AVIATION DIVISION. Renamed to BURUNDAIAVIA in 1997 and to the current name in 2002]

^ Genealogy : Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 >Burundai United Aviation Division >BurundaiAvia >JSC Airline

Caspiy   

2011 - date 2011 - date

^ Comments : The Aktau-based "Socially Responsible Corporation Caspiy National Company JSC" is a conglomerate with interests including oil, gas, mineral extraction, transport & water

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Comlux KZ  updated

2008* - date 2008* - date

^ Comments : Comlux Kazakhstan was founded in 2008. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Comlux and operate charter and business flight out of its base of Almaty

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Deta Air   

2006 - 2012 2006 - 2012

^ Comments : Deta Air was founded in 2003 & received its AOC on 06Jul2004. Started operations on 16Jan2006 & ceased in Jan2012

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Don Avia   

2004* - 2006* 2004* - 2006*

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East Kazakhstan Region Air Enterprise   

2004^ - date 2004^ - date

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East Wing   

2006* - date 2006* - date

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^ Genealogy : East Wing

Eastern Express   

2006 - 2012 2006 - 2012

^ Comments : Luk Aero operations restarted on 15Dec2012 after rebranding from Eastern Express. Had its AOC revoked by the Kazakh Aviation Transport Prosecutor's Office non-compliance with the country's aviation laws

^ Genealogy : Eastern Express >Luk Aero

EOL Air   

2009* - 2009 2009* - 2009

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Euro Asia Airlines (EuroAsia AirExpress)   

2000 - 2009* 2000 - 2009*

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Euro-Asia Air International   

1997 - date 1997 - date

^ Comments : Euro-Asia Air International operations started on 15May1997. Domestic charter passenger carrier.

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Excellent Glide   

2009* - 2009 2009* - 2009

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Fenix   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Flamingo   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Fly Jet KZ   

2008 - date 2008 - date

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GST Aero Aircompany   

1999^ - 2006* 1999^ - 2006*

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^ Genealogy : >East Wing

GVG (Air GVG Company)   

1999* - 1999* 1999* - 1999*

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Halyk Air   

(2016) (2016)

^ Comments : Bek Air was rebranded from Berkut Air (1999-2011). It was in the process of rebranding itself as Halyk Air with the transition expected to be completed by the end of the 2016. Unfortunately it did not launch operations

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Hozu-Avia   

2002* - 2009* 2002* - 2009*

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IJT Aviation   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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InvestAvia   

2006 - 2014 2006 - 2014

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Irbis   

2009* - 2009 2009* - 2009

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Irtysh Avia   

1996 - 2004 1996 - 2004

^ Comments : Irtysh Avia was formed in 1996 & operations started 30Jun1996

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Irtysh-Air   

2009 - 2013* 2009 - 2013*

^ Comments : Irtysh-Air was established in 2007 by staff from the former carrier Irtysh Avia, which had ceased operations in 2004. Started operations on 22Apr2009

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Itrasarana   

2004* - 2004* 2004* - 2004*

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Jana-Arka Air   

1998* - 2003 1998* - 2003

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Jet Airlines   

2004* - date 2004* - date

^ Comments : Jet Airlines was formed in 2004

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Jet One   

2009* - date 2009* - date

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JSC Airline (Burundaiavia)  updated

2002 - 2010 2002 - 2010

^ Comments : JSC AIRLINE was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 whose history dates back to 1946. In 1965 it was renamed to BURUNDAI UNITED AVIATION DIVISION. Renamed to BURUNDAIAVIA in 1997 and to the current name in 2002

^ Genealogy : Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 >Burundai United Aviation Division >BurundaiAvia >JSC Airline

Kaz Air Jet   

2009* - date 2009* - date

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Kazair   

1992 - 1995 1992 - 1995

^ Comments : Air Kazakhstan was established in early 1920s as Aeroflot Kazahkstan Division & started from the remnants of Kazakhstan Airways. Changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10Mar1997. Ceased operations on 29Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division >Kazakhstan Airways +>Kazair >Air Kazakhstan

KazAir West   

1996 - 2010 1996 - 2010

^ Comments : KazAir West was established and started operations in 1996. International, regional and domestic passenger and cargo charter carrier

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Kazairtrans   

2008 - date 2008 - date

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Kazakhstan Airways   

1995 - 1996 1995 - 1996

^ Comments : Air Kazakhstan was established in early 1920s as Aeroflot Kazahkstan Division & started from the remnants of Kazakhstan Airways. Changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10Mar1997. Ceased operations on 29Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division >Kazakhstan Airways +>Kazair >Air Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Aue Zholy (NAC)   

1993* - 1996* 1993* - 1996*

^ Comments : Kazakhstan Aue Zholy went bankrupt

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Kazakstan Transaer   

1999 - 1999 1999 - 1999

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^ Genealogy : >Kaz TransAir

Kazavia   

2010* - 2010 2010* - 2010

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Kazaviaspas   

2002* - date 2002* - date

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KazTrans Air   

2001 - 2012* 2001 - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Kaz TransAir

Khozu Avia   

2002* - date 2002* - date

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Kokshetau Airlines   

1998 - 2010 1998 - 2010

^ Comments : Kokshetau Airlines was founded in 1997 as Aviakompania Kokshetau

^ Genealogy : Aviakompania Kokshetau >Kokshetau Airlines

Kustanai United Aviation Detachment   

1998* - 1999* 1998* - 1999*

^ Comments : (Domestic charter airline)

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Luk Aero   

2012 - 2014 2012 - 2014

^ Comments : Luk Aero operations restarted on 15Dec2012 after rebranding from Eastern Express. Had its AOC revoked by the Kazakh Aviation Transport Prosecutor's Office non-compliance with the country's aviation laws

^ Genealogy : Eastern Express >Luk Aero

MAK Air   

2005^ - 2009 2005^ - 2009

^ Comments : MAK Air has its AOC revoked on 01Apr2009

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Mega Aircompany (Omega Aircompany)   

2005* - 2013* 2005* - 2013*

^ Comments : Mega Aircompany was formed in 2005 as a charter airline based in Almaty

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Miras Air   

2000^ - 2013* 2000^ - 2013*

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Navigator   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Olimp Air   

2009* - 2009 2009* - 2009

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Orient Eagle Airways   

1997* - 2002 1997* - 2002

^ Comments : Orient Eagle Airways was founded in 1997

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Orlan-2000   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Pankh Center Kazakhstan   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Prime Aviation   

2008* - date 2008* - date

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Qazaq Air  updated

2015 - date 2015 - date

^ Comments : Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna on 19Feb2015 as Air Kazakhstan. Re established as Qazaq Air on 05May2015 & commenced revenue operations with flights between Almaty and Astana on 27Aug2015

^ Genealogy : Air Kazakhstan >Qazaq Air

RPS Air Freight   

2004* - 2005* 2004* - 2005*

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Ruslan Airline   

1997* - 2000* 1997* - 2000*

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Salem Aircompany   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Samal Air   

2006 - 2013* 2006 - 2013*

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SAN Air Company   

1995* - 1999 1995* - 1999

^ Comments :  

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SAPSAN   

2010 - date 2010 - date

^ Comments : SAPSAN airline was formed in 2009

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Sayakhat Air Company   

1991 - 2012 1991 - 2012

^ Comments : Sayakhat Air Company was founded in 1989 by Vladimir Kouropatenko & Nikolai Alexeyevich Kuznetsov as first private airline company in Kazakhstan. Operations started on 30Jun1991

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Sayat Air   

2008* - -2009 2008* - -2009

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SBS Aircraft   

1999* - 1999* 1999* - 1999*

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SCAT   

1997 - date 1997 - date

^ Comments : SCAT was formed in 1997

^ Genealogy :  

Semeiavia   

1997 - 2013 1997 - 2013

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sever Aviakompania   

1997* - 2000* 1997* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

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Sky Cargo   

2004* - 2006* 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

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Skybus  updated

2008* - date 2008* - date

^ Comments : Skybus was founded in 2008. Resumed operations in early 2017 after suspending services

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Skyjet   

2009* - 2012 2009* - 2012

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Skyservice   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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Starline.kz   

2007 - 2009 2007 - 2009

^ Comments : Starline.kz was established late 2005 by Leonid Sokolov, though flight operations were only launched in May2007. On 01Apr2009, the airline had its airline license revoked

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Sunday Airlines  updated

2013 - date 2013 - date

^ Comments : Sunday Airlines, took to the skies on 23Apr2013 & officially launched operations on 26Apr2013. Set up by its Kazakh parent carrier Scat (DV, Shimkent (CIT)), the charter airline intends to operate leisure-oriented charter flights on behalf of Kazakh tour operators using one of Scat's four B757-200s

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Sunkar Air   

2015 - date 2015 - date

^ Comments : Sunkar Air status started in early 2015

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Syr Sunkari (Syr Sunkary Aviakompania)   

1997* - 2000* 1997* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

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Tahmid Air  updated

2008 - 2009 2008 - 2009

^ Comments : Tahmid Air started operations on 20Jan2008. Added on EU ban list 14Jul2009 (Interntional charter airline based at Almaty International)

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Taraz Wings   

1996* - 1997 1996* - 1997

^ Comments :  

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Trans Asian Airlines (TAA)   

1996* - 1999 1996* - 1999

^ Comments : Trans Asian Airlines (TAA) was formed in 1996

^ Genealogy :  

Tselina Air Company   

2002* - 2003* 2002* - 2003*

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Tselinograd United Air Detachment   

1994* - 2001* 1994* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

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Tulpar Air Service   

1999* - 2009 1999* - 2009

^ Comments : Tulpar Air Service was a Almaty based carrier

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Tyan Shan   

2009* - 2010 2009* - 2010

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ULBA Avia   

1999* - 1999* 1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

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Ust-Kamenogorsk Air Division Of Eka   

2009* - 2009* 2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

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Varty Pacific Airlines   

2000* - 2003* 2000* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

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Vega Air Company   

1999* - 2002 1999* - 2002

^ Comments :  

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Vipair Airlines (VIP Air) (VIP Avia)   

1996* - 1999 1996* - 1999

^ Comments :  

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Yuzhnaya Aircompany   

2002* - 2006* 2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

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Zhersu Avia   

2009* - 2011 2009* - 2011

^ Comments :  

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Zhetysu Aircompany   

1997* - date 1997* - date

^ Comments : Zhetysu Aircompany is an Almaty based carrier that was formed in 1997

^ Genealogy :  

Zhezair (Zhezkazgan Air)   

1996* - 2011 1996* - 2011

^ Comments : Zhezair was formed in 1996

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