transport in the East

Turkey and Bulgaria begin rail service operations

A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Bulgaria will begin operations his week. According to the Turkish media, passengers will be transported between the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the Turkish north-western Edirne city from …

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UAE: four ships subjected to 'sabotage' off east coast

The United Arab Emirates said four commercial ships were subjected to "sabotage operations" after false reports circulated in Lebanese and Iranian media outlets saying there had been explosions at one of the nation's seaports. …

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Bus with passengers turns over in Turkey

A passenger bus turned over in the Turkish province of Adana. Two people died as a result of an accident. According to preliminary data, 23 people were hospitalized. The victims are citizens of Turkey. The causes of the …

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Airport closes in Turkey's Trabzon

Turkey closed the airport in Trabzon province due to temporary repair work at its runway, Turkish media reported. The airport is closed from 10:00 am local time to 18:00, Milliyet reported. The Trabzon airport, which was built …

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New flight to link Moscow and Kokshetau in May

A new flight en route Moscow-Kokshetau-Moscow will start flying since this mid-May, Deputy Governor of Akmola region Marat Igaliyev said. IrAero air carrier of Irkutsk will fly once a week on Sundays for a while. Lately …

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Turkish Airlines bids farewell to Ataturk Airport

Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines bid Istanbul's Ataturk Airport farewell with its last passenger flight from there, it said early Saturday, Anadolu agency reported. Ataturk Airport has been the hub and home for the carrier …

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FlyArystan starts selling tickets for its first flight

FlyArystan, a low-cost airline, has announced the sales start for its first flight en route Almaty-Taraz slated for May 1, 2019, Kazinform reported citing the company's press service. The one-way ticket cost starts at KZT 4,999, …

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 Saudi Flynas to launch flights to Baku

Saudi Arabia's leading low-cost airline, Flynas, has announced plans to launch six new destinations for the summer season, including to Baku. New cities include Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vienna in Austria, Trabzon in …

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Road accident in Turkey, dozens of victims

A passenger bus overturned in the Turkey’s Bursa Province, which left 35 people injured, according to preliminary data, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media. It is reported that the bus fell into the gorge, with passengers …

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Iran closes its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX

Iran has closed its airspace to Boeing 737 Max aircraft alongside other nations following two fatal crashes in five months involving that type of plane. "A ban on the passage of the Boeing Max aircraft through …

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Pakistan delays reopening of its airspace

Pakistan resumed flights at more airports but delayed until March 5 the reopening of its airspace nationwide, aviation authorities said, as tension with India eased after a standoff that brought the nuclear-armed neighbors to the brink of …

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Pakistani airspace to be closed until March 4

Pakistan’s aviation authorities have extended a prohibition on the use of the country’s airspace until 08:00 UTC (11:00 Moscow time) March 4, the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to this effect was posted on the website of Pakistan’s …

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Kazakhstan to add new flights in 2019

Kazakhstan will add new non-stop routes this year to Prague, Ulan Bator, Tokyo, Kazinform reported citing Turistik Kamkor corporate fund's press service. The first two flights will be oeparted by Scat air carrier. This May it will …

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