Pre-Caspian Turkmenbashi airport increases number of agreements with foreign companies
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 31
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The number of foreign airlines entering into an agreement with the international airport in the Pre-Caspian city of Turkmenbashi on the implementation of technical landings of cargo aircraft, their refueling and ground handling services increases, the state news agency "Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary" reported July 31.
They include such carriers, as the Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines Intenational S.A. company, the Slovak Global Air Cargo company, the American Trans Air Cargo company, the UAE’s Jetex Flight Support company, the Russian "Volga-Dnepr", "Avion Aero", "Aviakon Zitotrans" companies and others.
In particular, 426 technical landings of foreign aircraft were carried out at the Turkmenbashi international airport in 1H2018, which brought significant profits, which increased by 15.6 percent compared to the same period last year.
The airport serves an average of eight regular passenger flights daily, as well as three foreign aircraft performing technical landings, the message says.
Cargolux is the largest European cargo air carrier, and, as representatives of this company say, Turkmenbashi airport has an ideal location from the geographical and economic points of view for transit and commercial flights, as well as technical landings – for refueling and for use as a major cargo and logistics center in Central Asia.
The local airport was built in April 2010 for 125 million euros by the Turkish company "Polimeks" in compliance with high standards. Its new runway of 3,500 meters in length and of 60 meters in width allows for serving all types of aircraft. Special equipment from SIEMENS and Thales provides optimal control not only for the flight liners, but also for the air navigation of transit aircraft in the airspace of the coastal region. The airport's capacity per hour is up to six airliners and eight hundred passengers, the airport is capable of receiving aircraft with a take-off weight of up to 400 tons.
The air terminal was also built in order to optimize the flow of foreign tourists to the Avaza resort area in the Caspian Sea. A tourist complex for multi-billion foreign currency resources is being built in this territory, declared a free economic zone.