Uzbekistan receives second Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 7
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
Uzbekistan Airways, the national airline of Uzbekistan, received the second of the two purchased Boeing-787-800 Dreamliner aircraft.
“The plane landed at the Tashkent International Airport,” the national airline company told Trend.
The first Boeing-787-800 Dreamliner aircraft arrived in Uzbekistan in late August 2016, Uzbekistan Airways started commercial operation of the aircraft in September 2016.
Uzbekistan Airways concluded the contract with Boeing for the purchase of these two aircraft and a spare engine totaling $246.4 million in 2008.
Currently, the construction of a hangar worth $40 million for maintenance of Boeing-787-800 Dreamliner aircraft is being completed. The project is financed by a loan from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan in the amount of $28 million and equity of the airline.
Uzbekistan Airways is the monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan and is wholly owned by the state.
Its fleet currently consists of 30 aircraft of western production, including 12 Boeings (four 767-300, five 757-200, two 767- 300-ER and one Boeing-787-800 Dreamliner), 13 Airbuses (three A-310 and ten A-320-200), three medium-range RJ-85 planes and two Boeing-767-300BCF cargo planes.
Uzbekistan Airways conducts flights to over 20 cities in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia, and in 22 cities of countries of Commonwealth of Independent States and 11 destinations on local airlines.