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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uzbekistan Airways received first Boeing 767-300ER converted from passenger aircraft to freighter (BCF).
Under the agreement with Boeing, national airline of Uzbekistan ordered two passenger-to-freighter conversions in all.
The aircraft conversion project is performed under the assistance and financial support of the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The aim of the project is to expand airline`s freighter fleet up to the international standards to develop Navoi Intermodal logistics center, as well as to increase cargo transportation volume of the airline.
Boeing operates the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter conversion at the Singapore Technologies Aerospace Services Co Pte Ltd (SASCO) maintenance facility. Uzbekistan Airways tested all the options and received the aircraft according to the schedule. The second 767BCF to arrive Tashkent in December 2014.
According to the winter schedule of the national airline, the flight Tashkent-Riga-Tashkent will be operated on Fridays.
Departure from Taskent - 6:40 pm
Arrival to Riga - 9:10 pm
Departure from Riga - 11;50 pm
Arrival to Tashkent - Saturday, 7:45 am.
The flights from Tashkent to New York via Riga are available every Sunday on Boeing 767.
Since October 31, 2014 by flights on the route Tashkent-Urumqi-Tashkent will be carried out on Fridays under changed schedule.
Start of check-in: 14:15
Departure time: 17:15
Arrival time to Urumqi: 22:40 (Beijing time)
Urumqi –Tashkent (HY-508):
Start of check-in: 22:10 (on Friday Beijing time)
Departure time: 00:10 (on Saturday Beijing time)
Arrival time to Tashkent: 00:05 (on Saturday local time)