The Kyrgyz Civil Aviation Authority (KgCAA) has suspended Air Bishkek's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) after the carrier failed to demonstrate it had at least one airworthy aircraft as required by local law.

Air Bishkek (Bishkek) suspended operations in February this year citing financial difficulties. Following that, its sole aircraft, A320-200 EX-32002 (cn 386), was ferried to Zhytomyr for maintenance but has yet to return.

According to Central Asian Aero News, the KgCAA has given the carrier until September of this year to get itself up to regulatory compliance or risk the outright revocation of its certificate.

Air Bishkek operated scheduled passenger flights between Bishkek and Osh International in Kyrgyzstan and to Moscow Domodedovo, Irkutsk International, and Surgut in Russia and Urumqi in China.