The Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Saint-Petersburg hosted a regular presentation of the tourist potential of our country and Uzbekistan Airways' services for representatives of the tourist business of Saint-Petersburg and the North-Western Federal District.
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Entrepreneurship in Tourism of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry Natalia Ivanova took part in the event.
The presentation allowed to acquaint the audience with the rich historical heritage of Uzbekistan, attractive tourist routes, peculiarities of national customs and traditions, as well as to announce the opening of a new one, created in accordance with all international standards of ski resort "Amirsoy".
During the meeting, it was noted that close cooperation between Uzbekistan Airways and the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in St. Petersburg with the participation of AeroTour, the general agent of the airline, has yielded positive results. Effective promotion of national tourism potential in foreign markets is impossible without the participation of Uzbekistan Airways, which is actively working on the implementation of projects aimed at promoting the Uzbek tourism destination abroad and attracting a large number of foreign tourists to our country.
The national air carrier of Uzbekistan presents its services at the international tourism exhibition JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2019, which runs from October 24 to 27 in Osaka, the third largest city in Japan.
This is the world's largest promotional field, being one of the largest and most significant events in the world in the field of travel and tourism. It demonstrates all the modern areas of the tourism industry - business, exotic, ecology, cruises, hotel, restaurant service and much more.
This year, along with Uzbekistan Airways airlines, 1,440 companies from 136 countries and regions of the world will exhibit their services. For travel enthusiasts, information is offered on the rich tourism potential of our country, tourist routes, the national air carrier, which offers regular flights from Japan to Uzbekistan and an extensive transit transportation network.
Representatives of the tourism sector of Japan note the high level of development of the tourism sector in Uzbekistan, including the aviation sector, and visitors and guests of the exhibition call it one of those countries that must be visited at least once in a lifetime, especially if there is direct air flight operated on modern airliners "Uzbekistan Airways" Boeing 767, and with summer navigation in 2020 - on a comfortable Boeing-787 Dreamliner.
It is generally known, flight safety has always been the main and unconditional priority for the national air carrier of Uzbekistan.
The main experts influencing this most important indicator of the aviation business are not only pilots, but also air traffic controllers. Maintaining the necessary level of their interaction, mutual understanding and qualifications is a prerequisite for maintaining and achieving a high level of flight safety, reducing the impact on aviation of difficult weather conditions and other external factors.
For this purpose, on October 25, 2019, the 1st Flight Dispatch Conference with the participation of specialists from the flight and dispatch services of Uzbekistan will be held at the Aviation Training Center LLC, Uzbekistan Airways. The conference, organized for the first time after the separation and transformation of Uzbekistan Airways JSC and Uzbek Air Navigation Center into a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan, which is the national provider of air navigation services throughout Uzbekistan, will be attended by the most competent and respected aviation experts.
During the event, issues of close interaction between flight and dispatch services will be discussed, familiarization with the most modern norms and standards, innovations in radio communication and navigation equipment, flight procedures and air traffic services will be introduced. In the future, such conferences are planned to be held on an annual basis with invitation of reputable aviators from around the world to participate in it.
The creation of a new, modern simulator for air traffic controllers on the basis of the Airline’s Training Center is another proof of maintaining the level and quality of interaction between the main air carrier of our country and the Uzbek Air Navigation Center. This highly intelligent and innovative complex will simulate a control tower at the airport. Employees of the Uzbek Air Navigation Center from all regions of Uzbekistan will undergo training and feel in a real air traffic situation by simulating a circular view using high-resolution video panels. The launch of the simulator in operation is scheduled before the end of 2019.
Uzbekistan Airways informs you that from November 1, 2019, the registration of passengers for flights at the Urumqi airport ends 50 minutes before the flight departure time, and boarding of the passengers on the aircraft - 20 minutes before the flight departure time.
Recall, “Uzbekistan Airways” operates regular passenger flights to Urumqi twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Aircraft of Uzbekistan Airways flying HY-633 from Tashkent to St. Petersburg was forced to make an emergency landing at the airport of Kazan due to the deteriorating health of one of the passengers.
The plane has now flown to the destination airport. Arrival in St. Petersburg is expected at 13:40 local time.
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The first group of young people is studying the profession of civil aviation pilot at the Aviation Training Center of Uzbekistan Airways.
It is well known that throughout its history, the national air carrier of Uzbekistan has carried out initial training of pilots in foreign flight schools. However, by 2016, the specialists of the Airline's Training Center, with the support of the flight inspectorate staff of the State Aviation Supervision Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan, taking into account the international and own experience of training, were able to develop a unique concept for the initial training of pilots on their base, without the involvement of foreign educational institutions and specialists.
In 2017, the new concept was comprehensively studied by a joint working group of ministries and agencies on behalf of the head of our state, which helped the aviators to prepare a relevant government decree and ensure the beginning of its implementation.
The competitive selection of candidates for pilot training was held in parallel with the process of reorganization of Uzbekistan Airways into a modern air transport company in the form of Uzbekistan Airways Joint Stock Company and transformation of the State Unitary Enterprise "O‘quv Mashq Markazi" (Training Center of NAC) into a limited liability company "Aviation Training Center". Out of almost 200 candidates who are graduates of higher educational institutions of technical profile, only 5 candidates were able to prove their compliance with high requirements on physical and mental health, knowledge of foreign languages and exact sciences. This is less than the airline's current demand for pilots, so starting from the end of this year, the competitive selection process will continue and be conducted on a permanent basis. In order to meet the growing needs, the Training and Education Centre plans to train at least 25-30 civil pilots per year.
Currently, the first group of participants of the initial training courses for pilots is actively and successfully mastering aviation disciplines in 3 main areas: aviation law, aeronautics theory, design of the aircraft, its systems and engines.
Upon completion of the theoretical module, next summer they will start training and flight modules, where modern virtual and full-featured simulators will be used, as well as the most modern ultra-light training aircraft, which in the aviation world are called "flying desks".
By the end of 2021, the first pilots of civil aviation to have undergone training in Uzbekistan, on the basis of the Training Center of the domestic airline, will become members of the flight staff of Uzbekistan Airways.
On October 10, 2019 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Saint-Petersburg there was held a meeting of the Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan Zafar Abdurakhmanov with representatives of Uzbekistan Airways and AeroTour, the general sales agent of the NAC.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss further plans for close cooperation in the development of tourism in Uzbekistan, promotion of its tourism potential in the region and increase the tourist flow to our country.
The Consul highly appreciated the work of the national air carrier of Uzbekistan and the Russian tour operator to popularize the Uzbek tourist destination and attract tourist flow to our country, expressed gratitude to the representative of "Uzbekistan Airways" in St. Petersburg Zafar Saydazimov and Director General of "AeroTour" Nadezhda Koshnenkova for her contribution to the organization and participation in events aimed at strengthening international relations between the two countries, and handed over letters of gratitude to the Consulate General.
From 9 to 11 October the 56th International Tourism Fair TTG ITALIA RIMINI 2019 takes place in Rimini.
"Uzbekistan Airways" presents at this major event of the tourism industry in Italy the tourism potential of Uzbekistan and a full range of services in the field of air transportation.
Today, the fair included a presentation of the tourism potential of our country, as well as a session of Associate Professor of the University of Milan, journalist Marco Cattaneo on the topic of "Temurid Empire".
During the three-day TTG ITALIA RIMINI 2019, guests and participants will be able to get detailed information about the tourist destinations of Uzbekistan and the possibilities of Uzbekistan Airways, familiarize themselves with the airline's flight schedule during the autumn-winter navigation and aircraft fleet, as well as its plans to expand its flight network.
It should be noted that as a result of participation of Uzbekistan Airways at the previous fairs a number of agreements were signed with leading tour operators of Italy, such as Francorosso, Viaggi del Elefante, Altreculture, Alpitour, Colombia Turismo, Mistral and others. To date, these companies are leaders in sending tourist groups from Italy to Uzbekistan by Uzbekistan Airways flights. According to statistics, this year the growth of tourist flow from Italy to our country has amounted to more than 30%.
Taking into account that TTG ITALIA RIMINI is a unique platform on which more than 2,500 companies from all over the world annually present their services in the sphere of tourism, as well as the potential of the Italian tourism market and the interest of its residents in Uzbekistan, participation in this international exhibition is a great opportunity to present the services of "Uzbekistan Airways" and popularize the Uzbek tourism destination in the region, which will contribute to increasing the tourist flow from Italy and increase the intensity of visits to our country by Italian citizens.
Uzbekistan Airways operates regular passenger flights to Milan and Rome twice a week: to Milan on Fridays and Sundays, to Rome on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On October 3, a group of bloggers from the Kingdom of Thailand's PR company arrived in Tashkent on a HY-534 flight from Bangkok. Representatives of the National Airline, the capital's air harbor and mass media greeted the guests at the International airport "Tashkent" named after I. Karimov.
Over the past half century, tourism has become one of the fastest growing and most important sectors of the economy in the world. Uzbekistan is the heart of Central Asia and an important strategic country located on the Great Silk Road and possessing great tourism potential. And the state policy in the field of tourism is aimed at transforming the tourism industry into a strategic sector of the national economy.
National air carrier Uzbekistan Airways makes its significant contribution to the development of this sector. The airline is actively engaged in activities aimed at promoting domestic tourism and attracting foreign tourists to our country. New routes are being opened, the number of flights to international and domestic destinations is increasing, and direct flights from foreign countries to the historical cities of our country are being introduced in the tourist season. Attractive tours to Uzbekistan are being developed jointly with tour operators, group tariffs are being offered and a flexible discount system is being applied.
The next project of the NAC "Uzbekistan Airways" organized by the "Uzbekistan Airways" representative office in Bangkok in cooperation with the travel agency "Dolores Tour" has become a kind of study tour for the residents of the Kingdom of Thailand in our country. A team of bloggers from the PR company of this Kingdom arrived in Tashkent today to make a kind of pilgrimage tour on the heritage of Buddhism and get acquainted with the historical cities of Uzbekistan.
From 3rd to 9th October, the working team of Thailand is waiting for a tour around the sights of the cities of our republic. Guests will travel to Termez, where they will visit the oldest architectural monuments of the era of the Kushan Empire: Buddhist monastery complex Kara-Tepe, located on the bank of the Amu Darya River, and Buddhist temple complex Fayaz-Tepe near the old Termez, dating back to the 1st-3rd centuries B.C., which is considered the first cult Buddhist building, as well as the cult Buddhist construction - the Buddhist stupa Zurmala near Old Termez, which is the first Buddhist construction discovered in Central Asia and one of the oldest Buddhist symbols rising to the mounds, will be met by a colorful sunset in the village of Baysun. Bloggers will also visit the sights of Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent and mountain resorts in Uzbekistan - Chimgan, Beldersay, Archazor and Charvak Lake.
Today, Uzbekistan Airways has a modern fleet of aircrafts. All the airline's flights are performed on the aircraft of the world's leading manufacturers - "Airbus" and "Boeing": Boeing 757/767, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Airbus A320Neo, as well as cargo Boeing 767-300BCF. Modern and comfortable airliners "Uzbekistan Airways" fly to more than 60 routes to Europe, Asia and America, perform charter flights from Alaska to New Zealand.
And this project, aimed at promoting the tourist potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan and services of Uzbekistan Airways, will undoubtedly contribute to the increase of tourist flow to our country and the development of the line of pilgrimage tourism.
Today the guests, after all the procedures in the arrival hall of “Tashkent” airport have been completed, will go to the local airline terminal for check-in for the flight HY-65 of Tashkent-Termez by direct transfer.