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Air Manas is seeking permission to launch passenger flights between the capitals of Kyrgyzstan and China.
“We can fly to Beijing. We are looking for the opportunities for that and for the permits,” confirmed Mehmet Nane, chief executive of Pegasus Airlines, the Turkish low-cost carrier that owns 49% of Air Manas.
Nane told me that demand on the Bishkek-Beijing leg will benefit from Pegasus’s existing Istanbul-Bishkek service – effectively turning the Kyrgyz capital into a sixth-freedom base for Turkey-China traffic.
“When you look at Kyrgyzstan on the map it’s the center of Asia," he noted...