Orient Eagle Airways

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Orient Eagle Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations1998
Ceased operations2002

Orient Eagle Airways was an airline based in Kazakhstan, operating VIP charter flights for the Government of Kazakhstan.[1]


The airline was founded in late 1997 and acquired two aircraft: A Boeing 737-200 (which was written off in 1998, see below) and a larger Boeing 757-200. The latter was sold to Berkut Air in early 2002, marking the moment when Orient Eagle Airways was shut down.[2][3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 12 April 1998 at 08:48 UTC, the Boeing 737-200 of Orient Eagle Airways (registered P4-NEN) overran the runway at Almaty International Airport in a bad-weather landing. The right main landing gear collapsed, by which the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. All 80 passengers and 8 crew members on board survived.[4]