Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
A new arrival terminal for passengers of international destinations has been opened at Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov, the Uzbekistan Airways said in a statement.
The terminal has been built on the basis of the old building of the national air carrier and has a capacity of up to 1,200 passengers per hour. The new building is 1.5 times larger than the old one and will only work only for arriving passengers.
The decision on the reconstruction of the building was made in 2017 by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who set a goal to improve passenger service and speed up the process of passing necessary procedures when arriving to the country.
The terminal has new engineering and technological equipment, including green and red corridors, four luggage carousel with a length of 60 meters, 24 passport control points, a visa support point, two currency exchange offices, two Duty Free shops and two cafes. Screens helping passengers to find out where their luggage goes have also been installed. The building provides for the use of telescopic gangways. The new terminal also has an open Wi-Fi network and kiosks selling SIM-cards.
The time for passing passport control is reduced from 15-20 minutes to 7-10 minutes. Luggage is delivered from an aircraft to the luggage carousel in 10 minutes. Incoming guests and citizens of Uzbekistan will be able to complete all formal procedures at the airport in 20-30 minutes.
The old building of national air carrier, designed for departing and arriving passengers, was built in 1997. Its total area initially was about 4,800 square meters (now - 9800), and the capacity - 300 passengers per hour. The building was decommissioned in 2012, after launch of the new Tashkent-3 terminal.
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