Uzbekiston Havo Yullari ups passenger transportation by 13.6 per cent
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Nov. 1 /Trend D.Azizov/
Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekiston Havo Yullari) increased passenger transportation by 13.6 per cent to 1.962 million passengers in January-September compared to the same period of 2011, the airline reported.
Passenger transportation to the CIS countries increased by 17.1 per cent, far overseas countries - 6.5 per cent and on domestic airlines - 16.4 per cent.
Since the beginning of the year, the airline reduced the volume of freight traffic in view of paid baggage and postal transportation by 16.7 per cent - up to 30.000 tons against 36.000 tons last year.
In January- September Uzbekistan Airways carried out 18.517 flights, which is 457 more than the previous year.
Uzbekistan Airways is the state owned monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan. The fleet includes 27 western aircraft, including nine Boeing (four Boeing 767-300 and five Boeing 757-200), three Airbus A310, 10 Airbus A320-200, three medium-RJ-85, and two cargo A300 -600F planes.
Uzbekistan Airways carries out flights to 21 cities throughout Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia and 22 cities in the CIS countries and on 11 routes on domestic airlines.
In 2011 the airline increased its passenger transportation by 7.2 per cent compared to 2010 - up to 2.322 million passengers with cargo transportation- 5.1 per cent - up to 48,200 tons.