Air Astana Acquires Two Additional EMBRAER 190 Jets

Air Astana Acquires Two Additional EMBRAER 190 JetsEmbraer and Air Astana, the national flag carrier of Kazakhstan, signed a contract for the sale of two EMBRAER 190 jets, today, at the 49th Paris Air Show, in France. The deal also includes options for another two aircraft. The total value of the contract, at list price, is USD 85.6 million, based on January 2011 economic conditions, and could reach USD 171.2 million, if all options are exercised. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2012.

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CEO: Air Astana, AeroSvit may form partnership

CEO: Air Astana, AeroSvit may form partnershipAir Astana President Peter Foster told ATW that Ukraine-based AeroSvit approached Air Astana about forming a possible partnership and will hold talks this month. Foster said the two carriers “have a lot in common,” such as a Boeing fleet, and he believes the network of both carriers would “fit perfectly,” but didn’t provide additional details on the potential deal.

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Dilyaram Arkin

Dilyaram ArkinAs we have formerly written, the ex-president of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, in his interview to the K-Plus channel, blamed the Kazakhstani authorities for the raider takeover of his bank and for many other things. What is actually behind Ablyazov’s accusations? And why nobody hurries to extradite Ablyazov? “Freedom of Speech” talks to the President of the National Bank of the RK Grigoriy Marchenko, whom the runaway banker also put on his black list.

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