Turkmenistan developing partnership relations with EASA
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 29
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmenistan has established active partnership relations with the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), Trend reports with reference to the Turkmenistan State News Agency.
“This consistent activity also indicates that Turkmenistan is open for multi-faceted cooperation and it seeks to develop relations in the field of civil aviation with other states and international organizations,” the report said.
In February, the EASA suspended the flights of Turkmenistan Airlines (Tukmenhowayollary), the flag carrier of its country, to the EU pending confirmation of compliance with international flight safety standards.
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 necessary documentation and processes, training personnel, implementing software and purchasing equipment, and, most importantly, bringing cultural changes in the company.
The airline company in June announced its intention to begin a formal request for a mandatory EASA assessment in early August 2019.
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) by 2020.
In 2021-2030, flights are planned to be launched to Madrid (Spain), Jakarta (Indonesia), Muscat (Oman), Kuwait (Kuwait), Singapore (Singapore), Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Cairo (Egypt) .