The national air company "Uzbekistan Airways" intends to adjust the
regular air communication on routes Samarkand-Simferopl and
According to the director of the Samarkand international airport Alisher
Shamsiddonov, it is connect with expected increase of passengers in the
spring-summer period. As he has emphasized, the new flights will allow
inhabitants and numerous visitors of Tashkent and Samarkand to reduce time of
flight to Bukhara and Khiva. Thereby the air route will connect ancient cities
of a Great silk way. And new Airflights The national air company "Uzbekistan
Airways" intends to adjust the regular air communication on Samarkand -
Simferopl and Tashkent-Samarkand - Bukhara - Urgench routes. According to the
director of the Samarkand international airport Alisher Shamsiddonov, it is
connect with expected increase of passengers in the spring-summer period. As he
has emphasized, the new airflights will allow inhabitants and numerous visitors
of Tashkent and Samarkand to reduce time of flight to Bukhara and Khiva.
Thereby the air route will connect ancient cities of a Great silk way. And
very soon the new branch line Bukhara-Urgench will open.
International airport in Urgench
After the modernization of the airport in Urgench it received international
status. Now it corresponds to the first category of IKAO. New building has
carrying capacity – 300 people per one hour. All passengers are divided into two
groups: an arrival and departure. There are spacious waiting room, aid station,
bars, café, currency exchange office, souvenirs shop. As a result of
reconstruction of a strip the airport can take the following air ships: А-310,
Boeing-767, 757, 747, RJ-85, Тu-154, Il-76, Il-96, and a system of air
navigation was improved. From the Urgench airport daily flights to Tashkent,
regular flights to Moscow, Minerany Vody and chartered flights on demand of
local and foreign tourist agencies are carrying out. BVV Business Report
More passengers give preference to Uzbekistan Airways
In 2005, the Uzbekistan Airways National company conveyed 1.7 million
passengers, thus reaching the pre-crisis 2000 level.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist acts in the US, the company reported
a 3-fold drop in the volume of passenger transportation. To survive, its leaders
were forced to cancel flights to a number of destinations. However, Uzbekistan
Airways succeeded in retaining passengers through both the improvement of the
quality of its services and modernization of its fleet. The USSR-made aircraft
were replaced with modern foreign planes. At present, the company's fleet
numbers 13 foreign jets, including 7 Boeings, 3 A-310 airbuses and 3
medium-range Rj-85 airliners. They account for some 90 per cent of the total
volume of long-range passenger transportation.
At the same time, Uzbekistan Airways has introduced, starting January 2006, a
20-per cent rise in its inbound passenger tariffs. Now its air tickets are more
expensive than those of Transaero or Aeroflot. This can be explained by the fact
that foreign competitors apply dumping methods or convey passengers with
transfer, which is more cheaply. BVV Business Report
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari gets two awards for security of flights.
Uzbekistan airlines received two awards for security of flights on Monday,
President of Flight Safety Foundation International Stuart Matuss awarded
honourable diploma to Uzbekistan airlines to ensuring security of flights.
The foundation is called as conscience of aviation industry and directs its
activity to increase global flights in civil aviation and prevention of
On the same day, the Uzbek company received memorable mark from Boeing to
high security and reliability of flights, achieved during 10 years of use of
Currently, Uzbekistan airlines has over 16 western air-crafts, including
Boeing, Airbus and RJ.
The company rounded up preliminary results for the year 2005. It has been
reported that growth in all the main production indicators was noted
throughout the year.
The overall growth in the regular passenger transportations made up 2.8% and
that in the passenger turnover — 0.4%. The growth in the cargo turnover
across the CIS countries and Uzbekistan constitutes 7.2% and 3.3%