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Uzbekiston Havo Yullari ups volume of passenger transportation by 9.2%

Friday 5 August 2011

TASHKENT (Trend) – Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekiston Havo Yullari) increased its passenger transportation by 9.2% to 1.62 million people in the first half-year compared to the same period of 2010, the Airways reported.

Including, passenger transportation to the CIS countries increased by 15.4%, far abroad countries – 2.9%, on domestic airlines – 6.5%. Uzbekistan Airways carried out 11,929 flights in January-June, which are 301 flights more than the first half-year of 2010. Cargo transportation volume increased by 6.7% in the first half-year given paid luggage – up to 24,000 tons.

The fleet includes 26 western aircrafts, including 10 Boeing (five Boeing 767-300 and five Boeing 757-200), three Airbus A310, eight Airbus A320-200, three medium-RJ-85, and two cargo A300-600F.

The Uzbek national airline Uzbekistan Airways increased the transportation of passengers by 14.3% up to 2.16 million passengers in 2010 compared to 2009. The passenger transportation to the CIS countries increased by more than 11%. It also increased by 17% to the foreign countries. An 18% increase was observed on domestic airlines. The volume of cargo transportation increased by 63%. In total about 50,000 tons of cargo were transported by the Uzbekistan Airways in 2009.

Uzbekistan Airways serves almost 50 destinations worldwide and at home, from Tashkent International Airport. The airline owns 11 airports. Since its formation, Uzbekistan Airways has mainly aimed its passenger service at Western Europe and other international locations. Most flights to international locations operate from Tashkent, although regional international services do exist. According to some reports, Uzbekistan Airways is in negotiations with SkyTeam to join the alliance; however, as of yet. If accepted, the membership will enable Uzbekistan Airways customers to fly to over 900 destinations worldwide on partner airlines.

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