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09 Nov 2018

Payment for Uzbekistan Airways' air tickets by MasterCard

The existing methods of paying online for the flights of Uzbekistan Airways through the airline's website were supplemented by the option to pay through the MasterCard payment system. Previously, this feature was only available through the UzCard and VISA payment systems. You can purchase the tickets of Uzbekistan Airways via the site In addition, there is an option to pre-select and book the seats in the aircraft cabins of the airline online, which is available on both paid and free basis.  

16 Feb 2015

Uzbekistan Airways Technics is providing MRO for B-757, VIM-avia

Another beneficial result of international customer network development at Uzbekistan Airways Technics maintenance enterprise is the С-check of Boeing-757-200 for VIM-avia airline, Russia. The current cooperation between UAT and VIM-avia is to provide C-check for two B-757 of Russian airline.  
27 Jan 2015

23rd anniversary of the establishing the National Aircompany “Uzbekistan Airways”

         The modern aircompany means more than just passenger transportations. Huge mechanism, safety of hundreds thousand passengers, first of all, depends on coordinated work of which, today is obliged to carry out its tasks with cruiser speed, adapting to a tough competition. New terminals, comfortable aircraft, flight simulators of new generation, technical and technological innovations, recognition and awards of the prestigious international organizations, successful passing the IOSA audits, joining the IATA – all of these is an acknowledgement of reliability and stability of the national air carrier of Uzbekistan on the world aviation market. On January 28, 1992 the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan had signed the Decree on creation of the National aircompany “Uzbekistan Airways”. Since this time the large programs on updating the air fleet, modernization of all ground infrastructure are realized in the industry with comprehensive support of the country leaders. Quality and safety of aircompany’s services are provided both in the sky and ground. Pride in its modern aircraft fleet, systematic development of all land infrastructure, high level of professionalism of the personnel of airline of Uzbekistan is a result of understanding and assistance of the President of the country and the government. Safety. There are two basic components of safety in modern aviation world, namely flight safety and aviation security. The first one consists of a continuous work on providing the airworthiness of the aviation technics, on preparation and training the flight crews, training the flight attendances on actions in emergency situations, on improvement of airports’ infrastructure, providing the fuels and lubricants for flights, etc. The second one consists of non-admission of interference on the activity of civil aviation by persons whose actions may damage the objects of civil aviation on the ground, or our aircraft and NAC’s clients in air. Throughout these 23 years the fleet of the National aircompany has being modernized stage by stage. Only during last three years aircompany’s fleet has been replenished by new ten A320, four Boing-767-300ER aircraft. Six modern and comfortable aircraft of domestic production IL-114-100 are also successfully operated. New technics are received for small aviation too. New multi-purpose helicopter MI-8MTV-1 with unique functionality from the Russian manufacturer will soon be added to the fleet of aircompany of Special Aviation Works (SAW). In 2016 arrival of two liners of future – Boeing-787-8 Dreamliner is expected. “Dream liner” is the aircraft, which had landed in 2012 in our capital’s airport during world demonstration tour once again underlining aspiration of aircompany to perfection and new horizons. Converting two passenger “Boeing” aircraft to modern cargo planes for the purpose of development of International Intermodal Centre of Logistics on the base of airport “Navoi” and increase of freight traffic volume of the NAC is one more important step for development of aviation of Uzbekistan. Today “the second life” has been given to these aircraft which served for the benefits of the aircompany during many years and now correspond to the international requirements and standards for freighters. Their commercial loading is equal 53 tons, they have been certified according to the fourth noise level (Stage 4 noise level) that allows to perform take-off and landing at the airports having restrictions for flights at night. On December, 25th 2014 converted Boing-767-300VCF of the NAC had executed the first flight on a route “Urumqi – Tashkent”. 48,660 kg of cargo were transported on its board. It is also planned to carry out flights from airport “Navoi” to Dubai, Tianjin, Frankfurt-am-Main, Aktobe, Delhi (in average 13 flights per week) on these aircraft. IILC "Navoi" combines air freight to Europe, India, China and Southeast Asia. From the beginning of its opening it has been transported more than 200 thousand tons of cargo. Maintenance and providing the airworthiness of aircraft of the NAC takes a special place in aircompany’s activity. All services of aviation enterprise “Uzbekistan Airways Technics” are confirmed by the international certificates. It has now technical base and qualified personnel for rendering all kinds of line and base maintenance and repair not only for aircraft of the national air carrier, but also for the foreign companies. The joint project is carried out with company "Boeing" on opening the new Centre on repair of large elements of aircraft, made of composite materials, on the base of “Uzbekistan Airways Technics”. Construction work will come to the end soon, and the necessary personnel are already prepared for the Center. Continuous perfection of system of professional training is one more important aspect in activity of the NAC. The great attention is given not only to training, but also to improvement of professional skill of pilots, flight attendants, experts in ground provision of flight safety. The modern procedural simulators for aircraft “Boing-757/767”, “А320” and unique “Full-flight” simulator for domestic aircraft IL-114-100 have been mounted in the Simulators Complex of the Training Centre of aircompany. They allow flight crews to be trained in the conditions as much as possible approached to real ones. The ground personnel are trained under the special programs developed by qualified teaching staff of the Training Centre of the NAC. The matter on acquisition of one more simulator – “Full-flight” simulator for aircraft А320 – is now studied. The NAC “Uzbekistan Airways” brings the considerable contribution to realization of huge tourist potential of our republic. Every year the stream of tourists grows that puts new problems before aircompany’s staff. During the last years the republican airports were completely reconstructed and modernized according to requirements of time; all of them have the status “International”. The Quality Management System ISO 9001 has been implemented. New perfect and reliable customs and screening means are established, park of special airport vehicles is updated, technology of service is improved, number of passenger terminals is increased. Commissioning two passenger terminals with capacity up to 300 passengers per hour at airport “Urgench” became a worthy gift for 23rd anniversary of independence of republic and for birthday of the national air carrier. Each of these terminals carries out its own function; the first serves the arriving passengers, the second – the departing passengers. Not only modern materials, but also elements of traditional national art, in particular, the Khorezm ceramics, have been used for decoration of facade and interior of buildings. At the airport the special office has been opened where any foreign tourist may get consultation on visa and other questions. New passenger terminals are also successfully function at airports “Tashkent”, “Bukhara”, “Navoi”, “Samarkand”, “Fergana”. Over 2.8 million passengers arrive and depart annually in the main domestic “air harbour” “Tashkent”. The new terminal of domestic routes, the transit hall, the new block for departing passengers, equipped according to the international requirements, are placed in operation with a view of improvement of service and comfort for passengers at the capital airport with capacity over 1300 passengers per hour. The VIP Hall (for service of very important persons) and business lounge (with raised comfort) are now reconstructed. Commissioning a new runway after full reconstruction, which will allow landings of aircraft without restrictions, is shortly expected at airport “Namangan”. Three airports of Uzbekistan, namely “Bukhara”, “Samarkand” and “Urgench”, more than once became the winners in various nominations of prestigious competition “The best airport of year of the CIS countries” of Association “Airport of Civil Aviation” (“Bukhara” – six times, “Samarkand” – ten times, “Urgench” – two times) among the airports serving from 100 thousand to 500 thousand passengers per year. The geography of flights of the NAC is extended – new routes to Singapore, Khabarovsk, as well as flights from Frankfurt-am-Main to Urgench, attractive to the European tourists, and flights from Milan and Paris to this ancient city are opened. The new route Tashkent – Minsk is also planned. Due to raised demand of passengers the second frequency per week to Urumqi, and the second daily flight to Amritsar and Delhi is now opened. Direct flight to Riga and new intra-republican flight “Bukhara – Fergana” are now carried out. Financial condition of aircompany is the major indicator of efficiency of its activity. Despite instability in global economy and difficult market conditions, the company is dynamically developed. According to the results of year 2014 the National aircompany has performed 23 thousand 811 flights, transported more than 2 million 625 thousand passengers. Transportations of cargo, including mail and paid luggage, have amounted over 42 thousand 812 tons. For 12 months of last year volumes of cargo transportation through International Intermodal Centre of Logistics “Navoi” have made 30 912,1 tons that is at 24 % more than in 2013. Air traffic control includes not only qualitative and modern equipment, but also timely tracing, control of flights. Today in this sphere the ICAO’s system of units – universal system of the international standard (readout of flight attitude relative to the pressure QNH) has been implemented. It gives the possibility to make flights more safe and will attract more air carriers to use air space of Uzbekistan and more passengers to use flights of the National aircompany “Uzbekistan Airways”. The main task of the National aircompany is to provide a regularity of flights, carefully monitor all trends on the financial markets, making product of the NAC accessible to the passenger. The staff of the National aircompany “Uzbekistan Airways”, numbering many thousands people, will further make all efforts for promotion of the company’s product on the international market, as the aviation industry is one where backlog is impossible – only the strongest, effective and flexible air carriers remain on the market. One of such, the air carrier of Uzbekistan, during 23 years shows its “right to the sky” to the whole world, adhering to its main criteria – safety, stability and comfort.
20 Jan 2015

Travelling Europe: Special offers

Uzbekistan Airways offers discounted flights to Europe. Flights from/to Tashkent from/to Paris, London, Milan, Rome and Frankfurt are available for economy passengers till March 31, 2015. The number of seats is limited.      
12 Jan 2015

Immigration rules of Turkey

Since April 11, 2014 in accordance with the Turkey’s Law No.6458 «On foreign citizens and International protection» the minimal permissible term of validity of foreign citizen’ passport was established for entry to Turkey. This Law is effective since January 1, 2015. According to the Article 7 of this Law, if person has passport or other identity document or residence permit, validity term of which is less than 60 days, then such person will not be allowed to entry to Turkey. Validity term of passport of foreign citizen, who is permitted to stay within the territory of Turkey during 30 days without entry visa, shall be not less than 3 months.
15 Dec 2014

Special New Year discounts for flights to Europe

Uzbekistan Airways offers special New Year tariffs for the flights to/from Europe. The discounted tickets are available from November 27, 2014 till January 31, 2015 for economy passengers. Round trips are available from/to Tashkent from/to Paris, London, Rome, Milan and Frankfurt. Number of seats is limited.
16 Dec 2014

New passenger terminal at Urgench airport opened

On 15 December 2014 a new departure terminal with the capacity of 300 passengers per hour was opened at the international airport in Urgench to enhance the tourist potential of the region, improve passenger service and to develop the ground infrastructure.  The official opening ceremony was attended by the Governor of Khoresm province Mr. Bobojonov, the Director General of the contracting company 93-Makhsustrest Mr. Normuradov, the personnel of the Urgench airport and representatives of mass media.  The new departure lounge has become a worthy present for the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of Uzbekistan Airways which is celebrated on 28th January 2015.    
23 Dec 2014

Boeing-767-300BCF: Flights in new configuration

Uzbekistan Airways’ second   Boeing-767-300BCF converted from a passenger into a cargo aircraft, arrived in Tashkent on the 20 December 2014. The renovated liner was manned by a professional crew of the commander Iosif Zak and the second pilot Ruslan Almamamedov. This plane, as well as the first one, has been a part of the programme involving the conversion of two passenger aircraft Boeing-767-300ER into a cargo version Boeing-767-300BCF agreed by Uzbekistan Airways and the Boeing company. According to international experience, the refitment of a passenger airliner into a cargo plane is the optimal way to continue the aircraft’s working life. This project has been made possible by the logistical and financial support of the Uzbekistan government. Its objective is to establish a modern fleet of cargo planes compliant with international standards and requirements for the development of the international intermodal hub at the Navoi airport and to increase Uzbekistan Airways’ cargo transportation capacity.   The first step was made at the Uzbekistan Аirways Technics – the passenger seats and all the related pieces of equipment were removed. Then the aircraft were converted into cargo planes at the Boeing’s refitment branch SASCO in Singapore. The work involved hatch installation, the alteration of the floor, installation of cargo equipment, new air conditioning and fire protection systems specially adapted for cargo transportation. The crew’s cabin has been also re-equipped to accommodate personnel responsible for the escorting of cargo.   The refitting of the second Boeing-767-300BCF took about 110 days and has been completed according to the schedule. The aircraft has been accepted and introduced by the company after appropriate testing procedures. Today the Boeing aircraft that had served for the company’s benefit for many years has been granted ‘the second life’ and it will now go through a thorough С-check service and re-painting at Uzbekistan Airways Technics. The converted aircraft will serve the flights from the Navoi international airport to Dubai, Frankfurt, Tian Jing, Aktobe, Delhi and other destinations, altogether 13 flights a week. The plane’s commercial payload is 53 tons. They have been upgraded to the stage 4 noise level, which will enable them to land at the airports that have night flying restrictions such as London’s and Frankfurt’s airports. The first flight of the first converted Boeing-767-300BCF from Urumchi to Tashkent is scheduled for the coming months.
26 Dec 2014

Transportation of pets to UAE

As per the UAE regulations, all pets entering the UAE , it is restricted to transport pets/small animals to Sharjah and Dubai in checked or hand luggage. All pets must arrive as manifest cargo shipment. Otherwise pets will be put under quarantine definition.
26 Dec 2014

Boeing-767-300BCF: First charter flight

 Uzbekistan Airways received first Boeing-767-300 cargo freighter. The first charter flight of Boeing-767-300BCF was operated on the route Tashkent– Urumqi-Tashkent on December 26, 2014. The airline transported 50 t. of cargo. The freighter was piloted by the captain of Boeing division, Boris Nikitin and co-pilot Valeriy Kim.   Uzbekistan Airways starts to operate second Boeing-767-300BCF soon. The airliners will fly from Navoi International Airport to Dubai, Tianjin, Frankfurt, Aktobe, Delhi –  13 flights a week. Commercial load of B767-300BCF is 53 t. Its certified stage 4 noise level which meets the requirements of international airports and in particular - London and Frankfurt airports.  
05 Nov 2014

Bukhara International Airport: First reception and service of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Bukhara Airport (BHK) for the first time received and serviced B787 Dreamliner which operataed charter flight from UAE. Training of the airport ground handling specialists on technical characteristics of 787 were arranged by Flight Inspection Service of BHK.