New private airline appears in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 12 / Trend D. Azizov /
The Uzbek State Inspection for Flight Safety Supervision issued a certificate of "Silk Road Cargo Business", the inspection said.
According to information, the Uzbek State Inspection issued a certificate to the airlines to carry out cargo transportation on international and local routes.
The airlines will operate under the contract signed with the National Air Company Uzbekistan Airways about leasing the aircraft IL-76 with a crew.
The Uzbek State Inspection has not announced the names of the airlines' owners.
Uzbekistan Airways is wholly owned by the state. The fleet includes 24 Western aircrafts, including 10 Boeings, three Airbus A310s, six Airbus A320s, three medium-RJ-85s, and two cargo A300-600Fs.
It carries out flights to 21 cities in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia, and 22 cities in the CIS.
The Uzbek Airline increased passenger transportation by 14.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2.16 million in 2009, while the amount of freight transportation increased 1.63 times to 43,500 tons.