Uzbek national airline commissions air terminal for domestic flights in Tashkent
Uzbekistan , Tashkent, Sept.26 / Trend, D. Azizov /
The national airline of Uzbekistan " Uzbekistan Havo Yullari " (Uzbekistan Airways) commissioned a new air terminal for domestic flights in Tashkent. The new terminal cost $52 million, the airline said on Monday.
"As of Monday, Sept. 26, all flights from Tashkent to local destinations will pass through the new terminal 'Tashkent-3'," the report said.
As reported, construction of the new domestic air terminal was completed in August. The two-storey air terminal meets international standards and can allow passage of 400 passengers per hour.
The estimated air terminal project was developed by JSC "Tashgiprogor." The project was financed by centralized capital investments, as well as through internal funds of "Uzbekistan Airways."
In total, in 2011-2015, Uzbekistan Airways plans to implement 13 investment projects to develop a ground infrastructure with a total cost of $179.1 million.
The program will be funded using internal airline funds, amounting to $68 million, the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan loans worth $52.5 million, foreign credits of $5.2 million, and state budget funds of $22.8 million.
Uzbekistan Airways, the monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan, is wholly owned by the state. Uzbek airline carries out flights to 21 cities in Europe, the United States, Middle East, Asia, and 22 cities in the CIS countries.
In 2010, the company increased its passenger transportation by 14.3 percent, as compared to in 2009, to 2.16 million passengers, with freight traffic increased by 1.63 times, to 43,500 tons.