Uzbekistan Airlines changes route of flights over Ukraine’s territory

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 / Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 25

By Demir Azizov- Trend:

Uzbekistan Airlines has made a decision to perform all flights from Uzbekistan to European cities and back, bypassing Ukraine's airspace.

The routes of flights to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome and Milan have been changed, according to Uzbekistan Airlines.

The specialists of the company have also developed a safe route for the Tashkent-Kiev-Tashkent flight.

As a result of the changes, the duration of flights on this route will increase on average by 10-15 minutes.

Airlines of many countries have changed the routes of their flights over Ukraine's territory after the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine's Donetsk city.

On July 17, it was reported that the Boeing 777 (MH17) of Malaysia Airlines crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. MH17 was carrying out flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. At the time of the air disaster there were 295 people on board the plane. All of them died.

Uzbekistan Airways is a monopoly air carrier in Uzbekistan, carrying out flights to 22 cities in Europe, Americas, Middle East, Asia, 24 cities in the CIS, as well as 11 domestic flights.

Uzbekistan Airways carried out over 11,400 flights transporting more than 1.2 million passengers and 20,000 tons of cargo in Jan.-June 2014.

Edited by CN

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