Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Iyul 26 / Trend, D.Azizov/
National Airline of Uzbekistan "Uzbekiston Havo Yullari" (Uzbekistan Airways) in the first half of 2010 increased its passenger transportation by 14,5 percent to 972,600 people compared to the same period of 2009, the Airline said.
In January-June the Airline carried out 11,620 flights, which is 0.8 percent more than a year earlier, the average loading for per flight increased from 74 to 84 passengers.
According to the Airline, in the first half of 2010 cargo transportation, including excess baggage and mail increased by 2.5 times -to 22,600 tons
More than half of all goods - 11,700 tons - were transported by planes A300-600, leased from Korean Air, on routes from Navoi to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangkok. In March and May two more flights - Frankfurt and Dhaka were added to these flights.
Earlier it was reported that in 2009 "Uzbekistan Havo Yullari" carried passengers by 8.1 percent less than in 2008 - 1,885 million, the amount of freight as a result of 2009 increased by 20.3 per cent - to 26,700 tons
"Uzbekistan Airways" is the monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan. It is wholly owned by the state. Fleet of the company has about 15 Soviet-made aircrafts and 16 Western-built airliners, including 10 Boeing (five 767-300 and five 757-200), three Airbus A-310 and three medium-RJ-85.
Airline plans to purchase 16 Western-built airliners -Boeing and Airbus worth $1,136 billion.
Uzbek airline carries out flights to 21 cities in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia, to 22 cities of CIS countries and 11 directions on the local air routes.