Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 2
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The company Cargolux has started regular flights to the city of Turkmenbashi with a frequency of four flights a week, said the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan July 1.
Flights are carried out according to the agreement initialed between the governments of Turkmenistan and Luxembourg and the memorandum of understanding signed by the aeronautical authorities of the two countries.
Plane Boeng-747-400F of Cargolux company carried out the first cargo commercial flight to Turkmenbashi. Route of the liner runs from Hong Kong to Budapest with a stop at the airport of the seaside town.
The airline plans to transport cargo from Hong Kong and Luxembourg to Budapest, Vienna, Taipei and other cities in the world.
The head of the delegation of European airlines, vice president of Cargolux Maxim Strauss said the delivery of goods will be carried out at the airport of Turkmenbashi taking into account the agreements and mutual benefit.
"Aviation experts of the two countries said that the airport on the shore of the Caspian Sea can become an important link in the international transport and communication system," the Neutral Turkmenistan said. "It is expected to create a modern transit airport, the so-called hub on the basis of the modern infrastructure of air harbor."
It also reported that the international airport of Turkmenbashi was created with the highest standards.
"The new runway, special equipment of SIEMENS and Thales companies, an automated air traffic control center provide continuous monitoring for airliners and flight of aircraft in transit airspace," said the newspaper.
Centralized filling stations, that make it possible to simultaneously refuel eight aircrafts, enhance service aviation equipment maintenance. The cargo terminal is also equipped with automated cargo handling system.
Edited by CN