Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 14
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmenistan Airlines (Tukmenhowayollary), the flag carrier of its country, is seeking to improve its performance in order to overcome the difficulties encountered and meet the relevant requirements put forward by the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) at the beginning of this year, Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen company.
Since then, Turkmenistan Airlines, together with Lufthansa Consulting, has developed and agreed on corrective action plans and has begun to implement them.
They include improving basic management systems, in particular safety and quality management systems, developing documentation and implementing processes, training personnel, implementing software and purchasing equipment, and, most importantly, cultural changes in the company.
As another step towards achieving compliance, the airline company announced its intention to begin a formal request for a mandatory EASA assessment in early August 2019, the report said.
In February, the EASA suspended the flights of Turkmenistan Airlines to the EU pending confirmation of compliance with international flight safety standards.
Earlier it was reported that Turkmenistan Airlines carry out regular flights to the airports of Moscow, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Dubai, Amritsar, Minsk, Almaty, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Istanbul, Beijing and Ankara.
The modernization of the air fleet will allow launching flights from Ashgabat to Jeddah, Medina (Saudi Arabia), Cochin, Ahmedabad (India), Samara (Russia), Hanoi (Vietnam), Vienna (Austria), Sofia (Bulgaria), Budapest (Hungary), Manama (Bahrain), New York (US), Toronto (Canada) till 2020.
The flights are planned to be launched to Madrid (Spain), Jakarta (Indonesia), Muscat (Oman), Kuwait (Kuwait), Singapore (Singapore), Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Cairo (Egypt) in 2021-2030.