“Manas” airport is turning into an international transit center between Europe and Southeast Asia. “Kyrgyzstan Aba Jodoru” – national airline company – has recently signed an agreement with the Dutch company “Air Holland” to lease a Boeing 767/767. It will make flights from Bishkek to London and Deli – Bishkek – London. At the press conference on the occasion, Ashok Patel, head of British tourist agency “Travel Pack” and Andrew Smith, director of “International Aviation” company promised to encourage tourists visit Kyrgyzstan. The airport, now in accord with the international standards, is turning a new page in its history. And Kyrgyzstan is entering the international airline market.
NA «Êyrgyz Press», June 03, 2003