198,500 sq. km
Aeroflot Kyrgyzstan CAD domestic routes map, early 1970s
Kyrgyzstan is a South-Central Asian Union country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast.
The history of aviation in Kyrgyzstan begins on October 7 1923 with the decision of the Council of People's Commissars of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
The first aircraft on the territory of Kyrgyzstan was landed by the Finnish pilot Theodore Suopio. In 1927, he arrived with a Junkers 13 in Bishkek.
The first airport in the country was founded in 1933 in the village of Popenovka near Bishkek. The backbone of the first Kyrgyz squadron was three U-2 aircraft to serve the needs of agriculture.
The first ever flight across the Kungei Ala-Too and Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain ranges in 1933 was made by Nikolay Ieske and Yevgeny Balakshi. They flew the U-2 aircraft at an altitude of 3500 meters. In the same year, the Bishkek-Balykchi-Karakol and Bishkek-Tashkent-Almaty flights opened.
year - number of passengers
1961 - 610,000
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6 panels (12 pp), 110 x 230 mm, EN
Aviareklama, ca. 1974
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Бишкек (Фрунзе) - Bishkek (Frunze 1926 - 1991)
Ош - Osh
- First air route Rybachye - Naryn - Uzgen - Osh opens
- start of the routes Frunze - Osh and Tashkent - Osh
- 12 June - First regular Il-18 flight arrives, coming from Frunze.
- First arrival of An-24
- Opening route Moscow - Osh
- 10 May - The new airport building is commissioned
Пржевальск - Przhevalsk
Талас - Talas
- Between 1984 - 1989, a ticket from Talas to Frunze costed 10 rubles 50 kopecks for the 35 minutes flight