Kyrgyz Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Aviation

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-10-05

Overview and Opportunities

As the Kyrgyz tourism sector develops, so does the aviation industry, and there is demand for new and used aircraft and other equipment. The government owns the country’s main airport, Manas International, in Bishkek, as well as the Osh, Issyk-Kul, Karakol and Batken airports.  In 2019, the volume of national air traffic amounted to more than one million passengers, of which about 48 percent was international air travel and about 53 percent domestic travel.  In general, revenues from air transportation of passengers in 2019 amounted to $100 million, with an 80/20 percent international/domestic split.  Over the past five years, passenger traffic on international airlines has increased.  In 2015 about 3 million people traveled, but by the end of 2019 passenger volumes reached 3.6 million – a 17 percent uptick.  Current domestic airlines are Avia Traffic Company and TEZ JET.  The average annual number of employees in the field of air transport in 2019 was 1,300 people.[1]

Resources

International airport Manas