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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 www.uzairways.com. 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.  

28 Sep 2018

Direct flights to Phuket

From January 5 to February 2, 2019 Uzbekistan Airways will introduce the direct flights to Phuket Island (Thailand), with a frequency of one time per week according to the following schedule (LOCAL TIME): Saturday: HY-535 Tashkent 21:00 - Phuket 05:30 (Sunday) Sunday: HY-536 Phuket 07:05 - Tashkent 11:45 Flights will be operated on comfortable Boeing-767 aircraft.
24 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways introduces its services in Japan

Uzbekistan Airways took part in the JATA 2018 International Tourism Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, on September 20-23, 2018. The Exhibition was held under ‘The Power of Travel’ slogan. Over 130 countries and regions, 1,310 travel companies, transport sector organizations and hotel chains were presented in the JATA 2018. Uzbekistan is positioned not only as a separate state, but as the heart of Central Asia, through which the roads open to the countries and cities of the Great Silk Road. According to the organizers of this Exhibition, “The more the heart moves in travel, the wider world grows in you, and the national air carrier of Uzbekistan, being the wings of Central Asia, makes these trips more comfortable and the distances are shorter.” Japanese tour operators highly appreciated the decision of the Government of Uzbekistan to introduce a visa-free regime for Japanese tourists, which gave even more opportunities to get to know Uzbekistan, which is geographically distant, and at the same time it close in spirit for Japanese. Special attention from Japanese tourism companies is paid to the high level of security provided in Uzbekistan, as well as to the sincere warm attitude among Uzbek inhabitants to the guests of the country. During two days of the JATA 2018, a number of meetings were held with both acting and potential partners of Uzbekistan Airways. The interest of Japanese tourists in the airline’s air route network was studied, plans and intentions for 2019 were discussed.
21 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways discusses topical air transport development issues with international experts

On September 20, 2018 within the framework of the international conference named “Central Asia in the System of International Transport Corridors: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities”, Uzbekistan Airways held a sectional meeting on civil aviation devoted to topical issues of air transport development in Central Asia. Over 60 foreign participants and guests of the conference, including representatives of international associations, agencies, air carriers, logistics companies, aviation authorities of Russia, France and other countries took part in it. Bakhtiyor Khakimov, Director General, Uzbekistan Airways, greeted the sectional meeting. Welcoming the participants of the meeting, he noted: “Today, Tashkent has turned into an international expert platform for developing ideas and proposals to further develop transport projects in Central Asia. The President of Uzbekistan Sh. Mirziyoyev, noting the development trends of regional cooperation at the conference named “Central Asia: One Past and Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity”, held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in November 2017, initiated a number of proposals for Central Asia, including the holding of this international forum on transport corridors in Tashkent. It should be noted that the population of Central Asia is growing every year and now it is already over 72 million people. The growth is also observed in the economic indicators of the region. As the profitability and population increase, in effective transport communications, and the unique geographical location of Central Asia between Europe and Asia allows to develop transport and logistics infrastructure. It serves as a driver in establishing effective linkages of international cooperation, including in the framework of the PRC “One Belt One Road” initiative. In this context, an important role is assigned to develop air transport as a catalyst for economic growth and development of the Central Asian countries towards increasing their transit and tourism capacities and mutual trade turnover.” Further, according to the program of the meeting, the “Central Asia without Borders” video was shown about the Uzbekistan’s transport capacities. One has also showed a presentation named “Uzbekistan Airways: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities” aimed to further develop the international intermodal logistics center and the aviation industry in Uzbekistan as a whole. At the event, reports were also made by the heads of international organizations. Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Rafael Shvartsman showed his presentation named “Celestial Silk Road: Aviation – Its Influence on the Economy of Uzbekistan”. Secretary General of the International Air Transport Association TIACA Vladimir Zubkov spoke about the importance of air cargo in international trade. Mario Antonio, Regional Marketing Director, the Boeing Company, acquainted with the forecast of the Central Asian air transportation market and opportunities for their development in the region. Stefan Konkoli, Regional Sales Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Airbus, got acquainted with the forecast of the air transportation market in CIS. Ms Patti Chau, Regional Director, Airports Council International (ACI), revealed her topic “Airports – Ensuring a Safe and Sustainable Transport System”. The participants of the meeting noted the importance of this event in developing common positions and approaches, to work out joint agreed decisions to develop a common regional transport and logistics sector. As a result of the section session, Uzbekistan Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a Joint Action Plan for 2018-2025 aimed to further develop the aviation services sector in Uzbekistan, which includes measures to introduce modern standards and technologies at the airport in Tashkent for passenger services, to develop freight transport within the Navoi International Intermodal Logistics Center and to harmonize Uzbekistan’s airspace. Agreements were also signed on procedures for interaction and coordination of ATS units in Uzbekistan with the Tajik ATS (air transport system) and to cooperate with Azur Air on maintenance of its aircraft at Uzbekistan Airways Technic company.
18 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways increases air transportation capacities

NAC “Uzbekistan Airways”- Safety, Stability, Comfort. On the eve of the international conference named “Central Asia in the System of International Transport Corridors: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities” – the first high-level transport forum in the history of Uzbekistan, it would be good to sum up and recall some achievements in the Uzbek civil aviation sector. The airline is constantly working to strengthen its position in the international air transportation market. Every year the air route network, the sales network of Uzbekistan Airways services and air transportation capacities increase. Over the past year, new destinations have been launched to Dushanbe, Samarkand, Istanbul, flights to Lahore have resumed, flight frequencies to New York, Dubai, Bishkek, Moscow and several other Russian cities have increased. If last year the airline carried 2.7 million passengers, then this year it is planned to transport over three million passengers. The figures are also growing in terms of cargo transportation, as Uzbekistan Airways cargo liners connect the Navoi International Airport, Uzbekistan, where the International Intermodal Logistics Center is established, with the main hubs and logistics centers of Eurasia. The cargo terminal of the airport, thanks to the use of world-class technologies, is able to cover the entire range of services for the reception, temporary storage and dispatch of goods. Handling of goods on the territory of the terminal is carried out around the clock, customs clearance of export and import cargoes are in accordance with the current customs legislation, which allows to work in the system of international freight cooperation.
19 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways participates in another meeting with participants of the international conference on transport corridors

On September 19, 2018 in the framework of the preparation for the forthcoming international conference named “Central Asia in the System of International Transport Corridors: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities”, the meeting with the Latvian delegation was held at the Directorate of Uzbekistan Airways. Bakhtiyor Khakimov, Director General, Uzbekistan Airways, held talks with Kaspars Ozolins, State Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Latvia. The meeting noted the high potential of cooperation between the two countries in the transport sector, especially in the logistics sector. The Latvian side expressed its interest in cargo air transportation and readiness for further cooperation in the light of developing trade relations between Uzbekistan and Latvia, as well as resuming the Silk Road and integration into it. The national airline offered the Latvian side its services for the training of aviation personnel on the basis of its Training Center and presented the Navoi International Intermodal Logistics Center as an object of further partnership. Also, the cooperation on previously performed transit flights via Riga to New York were discussed. Latvian colleagues thanked the management of the airline for their readiness to share ideas and experience in the development of the partnership and expressed the hope that Uzbekistan Airways will not only increase the frequency of flights to Riga, but also establish air communication with other cities of the Republic of Latvia.
19 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways negotiates with DNATA

Within the framework of the program of business cooperation and attraction of investments, the Directorate of Uzbekistan Airways held a meeting with representatives of Dubai National Air Transport Association (DNATA) – Darek Swan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, DNATA, and Kevin Ennis, Vice President, Commerce and Business Development Department, DNATA. Uzbekistan Airways was the initiator of this meeting. During the negotiations, DNATA representatives presented their presentation about the company, its structure, directions of activity, which includes a wide range of aviation services starting from on-board catering to air cargo transportation and realized projects. Representatives of the company expressed their readiness for further cooperation with Uzbekistan Airways in all directions, including cargo air transportation. In turn, the management of Uzbekistan Airways provided with information about the Navoi International Intermodal Logistics Center, its potential for receiving and storing cargo and its favourable geographical position. The visit program of the DNATA representatives to Uzbekistan includes a visit to the Navoi International Intermodal Logistics Center, where they will be able to personally familiarize themselves with the infrastructure of the facility and its potential nowadays. During the talks, both sides agreed to re-meet to discuss issues of possible bilateral cooperation, which will be organized following the visit of guests to the Navoi International Center for strategic studies. For reference: The Dubai National Air Transport Association (DNATA) conducts business in 83 countries around the world, on six continents, and is one of the world’s largest providers of aeronautical services offering services for ground handling, cargo transportation, travel and maintenance on board aircraft. DNATA was founded in 1959, operates efficiently in the aviation industry in 131 airports in the Middle East, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Americas.
20 Sep 2018

"Uzbekistan Airways" is a participant of the International Conference "Central Asia in the System of International Transport Corridors: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities"

Today in the capital started the International Conference "Central Asia in the system of transport corridors: strategic perspectives and unrealized opportunities".  The forum of transport workers at such a high level, held for the first time in our country, was opened by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov with the welcoming address of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the participants of the conference. The NAC "Uzbekistan Airways" is one of the main participants of this conference and organizer of the sectional meeting on civil aviation, which will take place after the plenary session, in the second half of the first day of the forum. Representatives of the leading international organizations, companies and institutes, aviation authorities of a number of countries were invited to the sectional meeting of the NAC to discuss topical issues of air transport development in Central Asia during the discussions.
19 Sep 2018

Representatives of the national air carrier discussed cooperation issues with Korean Air

On September 19, negotiations took place between the Director General of NAC Uzbekistan Airways Bakhtiyor Khakimov and the Vice President of Korean Air Noh Sam Seok. At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on issues related to further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan Airways and Korean Air. In particular, issues of cooperation in the sphere of passenger and air cargo were discussed. The airlines’ leaders considered prospects for further cooperation and expressed their intention on consolidating mutual efforts for further development and strengthening of international air cargo between the two countries. For information: the history of cooperation between the NAC "Uzbekistan Airways" and "Korean Air" has been around for many years, during which the companies worked to expand practical partnership in developing new markets, developing the logistics infrastructure of Uzbekistan, sharing experience in managing civil aviation and training personnel. Together with Korean partners, a number of projects have been implemented, including the creation of the International Intermodal Logistics Center on the basis of “Navoi” Airport, which today is one of the most high-tech cargo complexes in the region and is intended to become the leading hub connecting Europe with Asia.
19 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways’ Director General meets with representatives of French aviation authorities

On the eve of the International conference on transport corridors, the Uzbekistan Airways Directorate hosted another meeting with the participants of this forum. Bakhtiyor Khakimov Director General, Uzbekistan Airways, met with the Head of International Cooperation with Europe, CIS and Japan of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of France Jacques Veant and Director for the development of the General Education National Civil Aviation School of the French Republic Michel Chauvin. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the establishment of cooperation in the field of training and professional development of aviation personnel. During the talks, the French side was provided with detailed information on the Uzbekistan Airways’ Training Center, modern simulators installed in it, and on the opening of the initial training courses for civil aviation pilots on the basis of the Training Center. In turn, the French colleagues acquainted the representatives of the airline with their capabilities in this area and gave their suggestions on training specialists for Uzbek civil aviation.   The meeting also discussed issues of cooperation in the training of aviation personnel, the exchange of experience and the implementation of joint projects for further mutually beneficial cooperation. Let’s note, the air communication between France and Uzbekistan was established in 1998. Since 1993, Uzbekistan Airways has been closely cooperating with Airbus, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers, as its Headquarters is located in the suburbs of Toulouse, France, since the delivery of the first airbus plane in Uzbekistan. In 2011, the program for the delivery of ten comfortable Airbus A320 aircraft was completed, and in 2019, the Uzbekistan Airways fleet will be replenished with two Airbus A320 Neos. Jointly with Airbus, a number of projects have been implemented, not only in the supply of aircraft, but also in the development of aviation personnel. The pilots of the Uzbekistan Airways had previously undergone simulator training at the Airbus’ training centers.  
19 Sep 2018

Uzbekistan Airways negotiates with Cargolux

On September 19, 2018 on the eve of the international conference named “Central Asia in the System of International Transport Corridors: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities”, the Directorate of Uzbekistan Airways held talks between Bakhtiyor Khakimov, Director General, Uzbekistan Airways, Vugar Nasibov, Regional Director for CIS and Georgia, Cargolux Airlines International SA, and Charles Klein, CEO, Civil Aviation Directorate Department, Luxembourg. At the meeting, the parties discussed the possibility of establishing cooperation in cargo air transportation and commercial flights through the Navoi International Intermodal Logistics Center. Mr. Nasibov said, “Our airline carries out regular cargo flights around the world, and the Central Asian region is very attractive to us. We are interested in expanding our presence in the Uzbek market, including in the transportation of goods through the Navoi International Airport, on the basis of which the International Intermodal Logistics Center has been established, since we believe that it is ideally located for carrying out transport between Europe and Asia.” Also during the meeting issues were considered related to ground handling, tariffing of services, provision of discounts, etc. Recall, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. is a cargo airline based in Luxembourg. It is one of the largest European transport companies performing regular cargo transportation around the world.

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