was the national airline
. It ended operations in 1997."." Aviation Safety Network
. Retrieved on July 27, 2009. It operated domestic and international services. It had its head office in Almaty
."World Airline Directory." Flight Global
. 29 March-4 April 1995. .
The airline was established in 1995, it also flew aircraft for Kazakhstan Government. The company declared bankruptcy in 2004.
Incidents and accidents
On November 12 1996, in one of the deadliest air disasters, Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907, an Ilyushin Il-76TD en route from Chimkent, Kazakhstan to New Delhi, India; collided inflight with Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763, a Boeing 747-168B en route from New Delhi, India to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The two aircraft collided in mid-air over the village of Charkhi Dadri, India, killing all 349 people aboard both aircraft. "." Aviation Safety Network
. Retrieved on July 30, 2009.
It is currently the deadliest mid-air collision in aviation history.