Itek Air

The Itek Air (Russian Авиакомпания ИТЕК - ЭЙР ) was an airline based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Itek Air was, like every other airline from Kyrgyzstan, on the black list of the EU and therefore was not allowed to fly in the airspace of the European Union.


Itek Air was founded in 1999. The first flights took place on the route Bishkek - Moscow Tupolev Tu- 134 and Tu-154 aircraft. Later Kogalym, Novosibirsk, Istanbul and Urumqi were included in the flight plan. In 2000, the recognition of Itek Air by the International Air Transport Association took place. In 2007, the airline carried 52 225 passengers in more than 530 flights. The airline was the pilot's license in 2010 only temporarily, and finally in 2012 permanently withdrawn.


Itek - Air Association Kyrgyz goals with the Russian capital Moscow and Novosibirsk and Urumqi in China.


Itek Air operation in its history, a total of seven different aircraft with an average age of 33.8 years

  • 5 Boeing 737-200
  • 1 Tupolev Tu- 134A
  • 1 Tupolev Tu- 154B


On August 24, 2008 a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after taking off from Manas Airport near Bishkek off and burned out. In this case, 65 people were killed.