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Turkish low-cost airline eyes to link countries of religious tourism with Uzbekistan

Tourism Materials 27 January 2021 17:52
Turkish low-cost airline eyes to link countries of religious tourism with Uzbekistan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish low-cost airline, presented a map of flights connecting the countries of pilgrim tourism around the world, and a project to connect this stream with the cities of Uzbekistan, Trend reports referring to the press service of the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development.

During negotiations with the management of Pegasus Airlines, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development Aziz Abdukhakimov spoke in detail about the reforms and advantages implemented at the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to attract foreign airlines to Uzbekistan.

These include lower prices for domestic airports, jet fuel and ground handling services, and the introduction of a refund system for foreign tourists.

In turn, Pegasus Airlines specialists presented a map of flights connecting the religious tourism destination countries, and a project to connect this stream with the cities of Uzbekistan.

Also, representatives of Pegasus Airlines announced that they would develop and submit to Uzbekistan a new commercial proposal based on the benefits provided by Uzbekistan.

In addition, the Uzbek delegation got acquainted with the management system and logistics capabilities of the Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul.

Earlier it was reported that Aziz Abukhakimov said that work is currently underway to increase the number of flights and attract cheap low-cost airlines to Uzbekistan.

“Mass vaccinations against COVID-19 will begin all over the world starting from January through February. The work will be completed in the third-fourth quarter of 2021. This means that by this time tourism will start to recover. According to international organizations and international experts, tourism will increase by the end of vaccination,” the deputy prime minister said.

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