NEWS AND EVENTS
July 30, 2015
NATIONAL AIRLINE “UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS”... A New Destination on the Flight Map
This July has been among the most fruitful months in the Uzbek National Airline calendar. The two important dates make Uzbekistan Airways to be optimistic about the future: one of them marks another milestone in the modernization of the national civil aviation fleet, and the second date has written a new point on the flight map.
Uzbekistan Airways ranks among Central Asia’s top airlines, as noted by international experts, who have repeatedly awarded the NAC for quality of service and safety in various international competitions. Uzbekistan Airways performs scheduled flights to over 40 cities of the world with offices in 25 countries. Modern airliners and developed terrestrial infrastructure of airports empower the NAC to compete with leading foreign air carriers.
On July 2, the airline performed its first flight from Tashkent to Minsk. The launch of new regular flights between Uzbekistan and Belarus was preceded by extensive activity of the NAC commercial department. Experts studied the market of the region, the trade turnover between the two countries, received permission from the local aviation authorities, and opened a representative office in Minsk. Now, the A320 and Boeing 757/767 fly to and fro twice a week.
The new flight is expected to strengthen the friendly, cultural and business links between the two countries, have a positive impact on the tourism capacity, and open broad opportunities for passengers of the Minsk National Airport through convenient transfer connections to Delhi, Amritsar, Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur by Uzbekistan Airways.
The sides have already developed convenient transfer connections to Europe and Southeast Asia. The Uzbek carrier is currently working on the interline agreement and code-sharing agreement with the Belavia airline company on selling NAC tickets.
The fifth anniversary of the launch of modern Airbuses 320 in Uzbekistan is another important date. Today, the National Airlines fleet operates 10 aircrafts of this kind, which fly throughout the country and in the CIS. All the aircrafts arrived from the manufacturer under the contract signed with the Airbus consortium as part of a company’s strategy on renewal of the air fleet. They have a two-class layout and designed for 150 passengers. A spacious well-equipped interior with comfortable seats ensure comfortable hours of flight. Low noise in the cabin and entertainments make a flight optimally pleasant.
The successful operation of the A320 is ensured by the company’s own highly qualified flying and technical staff, as well as specialized infrastructure for aircraft repair and maintenance. Experts of the Uzbekistan Airways Technics have mastered all kinds of A320 line and base maintenance. The training complex of the NAC Training Center has an A320 simulator of IPT class to maintain the appropriate qualification of the pilots. By the end of 2015 it is planned to install a full-flight simulator A320 by CAE, the Canadian manufacturer of flight simulators. It should hone the piloting skills of the flight crew in an optimally realistic environment.
During the operation, the A320 aircrafts have proven to be reliable, safe and comfortable, with high economic and fuel efficiency for operation at medium distances.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)