Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 3
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan National Airways (Ozbekiston Havo Yollari) carried 535,600 passengers in January-March 2016, said the message posted on the company's website.
Uzbekistan Airways transported 575,000 passengers during the same period of 2015. Thus, the company reduced passenger traffic by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2015.
In the first quarter of 2016, the Uzbekistan Airways NAC aircraft executed 5,007 flights against 5,549 flights in the same period of 2015 (decrease by 9.8 percent), according to the company.
Meanwhile, 1,874 flights were implemented to the CIS countries (decrease by 6.2 percent compared to the same period of 2015), to the far abroad countries - 1,354 flights (decrease by 2.9 percent) and 1,779 flights - on domestic routes (decrease by 17.5 percent).
The volume of cargo transportations of the airline amounted to 8,900 tons in 1Q2016 (increase by 4.8 percent). Moreover, 7,700 tons of cargo was transported via Navoi International Airport that is by 35 percent more than in the same period of 2015.
Uzbekistan Airways is the monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan and is wholly owned by the state.
Its fleet currently consists of 29 aircraft of western production, including 11 Boeings (four 767-300, five 757-200 and two 767- 300-ER), 13 Airbuses (three A-310 and 10 - A-320-200), three medium-range RJ-85 planes and two Airbus A300-600F cargo planes.
Uzbekistan Airways conducts flights to 21 cities of Europe, America, Middle East, Asia, and 23 cities of countries of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and 11 destinations on local airlines.