Air Manas Air Company
Today's Air Manas was formed on the basis of previously existing airline, which was engaged in the implementation of charter flights since 2006. During those years the civil aviation sector, as well as our economy, have gone through difficult phase of ordeal related to the protracted process of transition economy. After analyzing the situation, it became clear that Air Manas needs a strategic partner with experience and know-how in the aviation industry for further development.
The efforts of Kyrgyz Government to attract foreign investments had borne fruits: mutual visits of high level Governmental Delegations gave a serious impetus to bilateral trade relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. Thus, at the end of 2012 on the basis of pre-existing airline, a new Kyrgyz airline with the same name of Air Manas was created, where 51% -owned by the Kyrgyz side, and 49% - by newly attracted strategic partner in face of the “Pegasus Airlines ", the one of the leading air companies in Europe.
In December 2012, there was a radical renewal of Airline, a so kind of rebirth: after the attraction of strategic partner, the new team and new management were set up. The revival stage of Airline had begun: our Air Company developed a modern concept and the strategy of its development. In the process of formation of the revived airline, Air Manas has set a goal: to adopt global best practices and experience in the aviation industry, with particular attention to the perfection of safety systems, training and staff development.
Being at the revival stage, when the Air Company is not known at the market, especially at the international one, targeting the sustainable development Air Manas shall to provide good level of load factor for its regular flights. That is why it was decided to apply for the marketing approach and start its flight under the brand name of “Pegasus Asia”. After the successful start-up, later on, starting from September 2015 Air Manas returned to its origin: it gave back the brand name borrowed for the time being from its strategic partner and started to develop its original legal name & brand name of Air Manas. Here it shall be noted that there was only change in brand name, whereas the company’s structure, mission and vision, and plans remain the same, as well as a strategic partnership and cooperation between Air Manas and “Pegasus Airlines” that continue in a favor of both parties.
Today Air Manas - is one of the dynamically developing airlines of the Kyrgyz Republic. We have proposed new business model widely practiced in a number of foreign countries - low-cost model airline, adapted to the market in our region - has become a kind of business card of our Air Company.
The base airport Air Manas is one of the main airports of the Kyrgyz Republic - International airport "Manas" in Bishkek. In its fleet, Air Manas uses the aircraft of type "Boeing 737-400" and "737-800". At the base airport, Air Manas has also its own certified aviation-technical base for the operational maintenance of aircrafts. Due to the ongoing professional development program, experienced crew and technical staff will ensure maximum safety on board of the aircrafts; in an effort to meet the high standards and the needs of the passengers.
The main priority of the Airline Air Manas is its commitment to international standards of quality and safety. In November 2014, our airline has become the first winner of the international certificate ISO 9001: 2008 of Quality Management Systems in the Kyrgyz Republic among local airlines, successfully passed the necessary stages of certification. ISO 9001 Certification - a multi-level process that will help our company to constantly improve the quality of work, improve internal production processes, thereby aiming for a common goal - to satisfy our customers.
Within the concept and development strategy, the airline Air Manas is guided by the motto 2 theses:
The first one- "We haven’t start aviation in Kyrgyzstan, but we will change it". In this context, we have supported the initiative of progressive circles of the civil aviation sector of our Republic, which have come together around a common goal - to improve aviation safety standards and ensure the country out of the EU blacklist. Therefore, the purchase by us the aircraft "Boeing 737-800NG», the first in the history of civil aviation of the Kyrgyz Republic aircraft of the new generation, symbolizes the start of reaching the new level by the sector of civil aviation of our country.
The second one - "Flying is the right of everyone (every citizen)." By building a completely new business model, which is based on higher productivity and lower costs, Air Manas provides people the ability to fly at very affordable prices. Due to what is it achieved? We use modern and young fleet (new aircraft consume less fuel and less likely to break); there is no expenditure on the optional elements of luxury (most of us can fly without the business class, without calorie food on board, alcoholic and soft drinks, etc.) etc. This is only an incomplete list of core resources, due to which Air Manas builds its business model in this way, using the best practices proven in the world.
Our regular passengers have already realized that the earlier they plan their flight and flight reservation, the higher the probability that they will get tickets at the most affordable rates. Plan in advance your air travel and you will see: flying - is really everyone's right!
Family of Air Manas