Azerbaijan: rail transportation up in Q1 2019

In January-March, 3.54 million tons of cargo were transported by rail, up by 8.2% YoY, Azerbaijan Railways CJSC reported. International shipments amounted to 1.82 million tons of cargo, including both export and import. Among the total cargo transportation, transit transportation amounted to 939,100 tons. Domestic shipments amounted to 781,200 tons of cargo. The average daily…

Azerbaijan: AZAL President and Egyptian Ambassador discuss opening of new flights

President of Azerbaijan Airlines, Jahangir Asgarov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Azerbaijan, Adel Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim in Baku. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on issues related to further cooperation in civil aviation between Azerbaijan and Egypt. Jahangir Asgarov emphasized an increase in passenger traffic at the international airports of…

Estonia: Operail profit up in Q1 2019

According to the consolidated interim report, the first quarter of 2019 has brought the international logistics and transport company AS Operail a net profit of EUR 2.6 million, which is twice as much as their net profit in the first quarter of 2018. Operail CEO Raul Toomsalu said that the main source of their profit…

Georgia: Tbilisi welcomes 90 modern buses

Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi is continuing to modernize its public bus fleet by introducing 90 brand new, 10-meter long diesel operated buses. There are 27 seats in the new buses, which can take up to 82 passengers in total. The buses are equipped for people with disabilities and with modern systems such as heating, air…

Georgia: air passenger traffic up in January-April 2019

Georgia’s three international airports serviced 1,450,847 passengers in January-April, up by 20% YoY, says the United Airports of Georgia. The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi Aleksandre Kartveli International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International…

Lithuania: Vilnius-London City flights hailed

The launch of a direct service between Vilnius Airport and London City Airport will give Lithuania another opportunity to attract London-based companies in the context of Brexit, Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevicius said ahead of LOT Polish Airline’s first business flight between Vilnius Airport and London City Airport. Paris and Munich are also mentioned…

Latvia: Deglava Bridge reopens for public transport

Augusta Deglava Overpass was reopened for public transport on May 4. A speed limit of 20 km/h was imposed, however. Riga City Council, Transport Department, Riga City Construction Office, State Police and State Construction Control Office representatives agreed as much on May 3. During the joint meeting, participants discussed the option to reopen the bridge…

Kazakhstan: FlyArystan maiden flight lands in Nur-Sultan

FlyArystan low-cost airline has performed its first flight landing in Nur-Sultan, the Telegram Channel of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Ministry reads. The solemn presentation of the first flight of FlyArystan low-cost carrier took place at the airport. Samruk Kazyna CEO Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister…

Azerbaijan: Boeing 747 freighter lands at new Istanbul New Airport for first time

The Boeing 747-8F aircraft of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines became the first F-category large cargo airliner that landed at the recently opened New Istanbul Airport. Baku-Istanbul-Baku flight was served by the Turkish “Celebi” ground handling company, which had been providing aviation services at a high professional level for many years. Since…

Latvia: Riga’s public transport company fined EUR 2.4 million in nano-water criminal case

Latvia’s Competition Council has applied a fine of EUR 2.4 million to Riga’s public transport company Rigas satiksme for participating in a prohibited agreement in the so-called nano-water case, as reported by the council on April 24. The Competition Council uncovered a prohibited agreement in two of Rigas satiksme’s price surveys on procurement of nano-technological…