Uzbekistan Airways to build new terminal for local flights in Tashkent by 2012
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 18 / Trend D. Azizov /
Uzbek National Airlines "Uzbekistan Airways" will build a new terminal for local air flights worth 92.92 billion soums in Tashkent in 2010-2011, a source in the airline said, with reference to the relevant presidential decree.
A source said that the construction project of a new terminal for 400 passengers has been approved by the Resolution of Uzbek President Islam Karimov March 11.
The project will be financed from the state budget funds and own funds of "Uzbekistan Airways".
While realizing the project, the airline plans to announce some tenders for the purchase of necessary material and technical equipment.
The terminal is planned to be constructed in August 2011 in accordance with the presidential resolution.
Tashkent airport complex currently includes a terminal for local air flights and a terminal for central airlines (international airlines and airlines to the CIS countries).
A terminal for local flights was reconstructed in 1995. In 2001, reconstruction of a terminal for central airlines was completed.
A terminal for local airlines will be redirected to transit flights coming from the CIS countries in accordance with the strategy of the airlines development.
"Uzbekistan Airways" is the monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan. It is wholly owned by the state. Fleet of the company has about 20 Soviet-made aircrafts and 16 Western-built airliners. All Uzbek airports are the structural units of the airlines.
As of March 18, the official exchange rate is 1546.99 soums per $1.