Canada's Bombardier delivers passenger jet to Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 26 / Trend H.Hasanov /
A new passenger jet, the Challenger-870 manufactured by the largest aircraft builder the Canadian Bombardier company, landed at the Turkmen capital's international airport of the Turkmen capital, Turkmen Airlines said on Monday.
This will increase the number of international flights and further improve the quality of services provided to passengers and safety, the report said.
This airliner has a capacity of up to 70 passengers and a cruising speed of 544mph at 41,000 feet. The deal was the second from this aircraft company, approved by a decree of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Prior to that, Challenger-605aircraft, designed for VIPs, for up to 18 passengers was purchased. In general, Turkmen Airlines uses aircraft from Boeing for its international and domestic flights, while selling the outdated Soviet-era planes.
At present, Turkmen Airlines operates flights to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Great Britain, Turkey, UAE, Germany, Thailand, China, India and other countries.
Preliminary intergovernmental agreements on establishing air communication were reached with a number of countries and in particular Azerbaijan, France, South Korea, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.