Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 6
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The State National Service Turkmen Airlines is preparing for the opening of flights from Ashgabat to airports of Milan (Italy), Urumqi (China), Tbilisi (Georgia), Samara and Kazan (Russia), Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper said May 6.
Turkmen Airlines plan to increase the number of flights from the international airport of Turkmenbashi to Istanbul and consider the issue of opening of regular flights to Aktau.
The national airline of Turkmenistan concluded a commercial agreement with the Siberia airline (Russia), which enables citizens to acquire tickets for flights at the Main Agency of Air Connections via Moscow to any city in Russia, where flies the mentioned airline company. These cities are Novosibirsk, Abakan, Anapa, Astrakhan, Bratsk, Vladikavkaz, Volgograd, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody and other towns.
In addition, now one can buy tickets to Baku (Azerbaijan), Chisinau (Moldova), Madrid (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Dusseldorf (Germany) at the ticket offices in Turkmenistan.
Air carriers have begun to accept payments for tickets through the electronic system of cashless payments using payment cards of MasterCard, Visa, Altyn Asyr.
In the first half of 2015, the Main Agency of Air Connections of Turkmenistan is planning to organize the sale of tickets through the corporate website www.turkmenairlines.com .
Turkmen Airlines by using the most modern technology has greatly expanded the scope of regular international flights. So, since the end of 2014, Boeing-737-800 flies on the route Ashgabat-Paris-Ashgabat, as well as to Ankara (Turkey) and Riga (Latvia).
Boeing-777-200LR multi-seater aircraft flies to Malaysia, Britain, Germany, Russia and other countries. Currently, these flights are docked with the international flights from the Turkmen capital to Asia and Europe, which creates additional convenience for transit passengers.
In 2014, Turkmen Airlines transported more than 2 million passengers and about 16,000 metric tons of cargo.
Edited by CN