The national airline of Uzbekistan together with Global Air, General Airline Sales Agent in Kazakhstan, participated in the 19th Kazakhstan International Tourism Exhibition “Tourism and Travel” - KITF-2019, which was held in Almaty from April 17 to April 19, 2019.
In the course of the exhibition, representatives of the NAC held meetings with both existing and potential partners of the airline. Visitors to the stand of Uzbekistan Airways were provided with information on the geography of flights, flight schedules, replenishment of the NAC fleet with new Airbus A320neo and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, with the availability of equipment for accessing the Internet,as well as additional services of the airline. New directions of the NAC in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Tbilisi (Georgia) were actively advertised. The exhibitors were able to familiarize themselves with the aviation capabilities of the Uzbek airline both in Kazakhstan and around the world.
Note that this tourism exhibition has been held since 2000 and is the largest professional tourism platform in Central Asia and the main event of the tourism industry in the country.
One more aircraft belonged to SCAT Airlines undergoes maintenance in the Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT), a division of Uzbekistan Airways. The plane arrived in Tashkent on the eve of the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Airways Technics experts carry out C-check form service for SCAT Airlines’ Boeing 757-200. C-check, in this case, includes a complete check of all the systems and components of the aircraft.
“SCAT” Airlines is a long-term partner of Uzbekistan Airways Technics, the air fleet of this airline has been served annually at the hangar in Tashkent for many years. In 2018, MRO services for six foreign aircraft were rendered to UAT by a foreign customer, four of which are part of the SCAT Airlines fleet.
According to long-term partners, the image of Uzbekistan Airways Technics works far beyond the borders of Uzbekistan. The UAT, being the closest, and hence the most convenient repair site in the region, has established itself as a reliable partner providing a wide range of services.
Uzbekistan Airways Technics of Uzbekistan Airways has more than 90 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of aircraft, engines and components.
The quality of the work performed and the safety of flights on the serviced aircraft are the priority areas of the airline’s activities, and the right to perform maintenance and repair of the aircraft Boeing 757/767/787, Airbus 300/310/318/319/320/321, is confirmed by certificates issued by European, international and national organizations.
Without stopping at what has been achieved at the moment, the final stage of large-scale work on the development of the MRO of the Boeing aircraft – 737-300 / 400/500/600/700/800/900, which in turn will allow to provide its services to the airline and increase demand in the foreign market.
From May 1, 2019 regular passenger flights on the route Tashkent – Jakarta – Tashkent will be introduced with a frequency of two times a week with an intermediate landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to the following flight schedule (LOCAL TIME):
Flight number HY-551 departs from Tashkent at 06:45 am and arrives in Jakarta at 09:00 pm (via Kuala Lumpur). Flight number HY-552 takes off from Jakarta at 10:30 pm and arrives in Tashkent at 07:00 am (Thursday).
Flight number HY-553 departs from Tashkent at 09:25 pm and arrives in Jakarta at 09:25 am (Friday).
Flight number HY-554 departs from Jakarta at 10:50 am and arrives in Tashkent at 09:35 pm (via Kuala Lumpur).
From July 16, 2019 Uzbekistan Airways introduces new regular passenger flights on the route Tashkent-Tbilisi-Tashkent with a frequency of 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Fridays according to the following schedule (LOCAL TIME):
Tuesday: HY-745 Tashkent 15:50 - Tbilisi 18:30
Tuesday: HY-746 Tbilisi 19:30 - Tashkent 23:50
Friday: HY-745 Tashkent 08:00 - Tbilisi 10:40
Friday: HY-746 Tbilisi 11:40 - Tashkent 16:00
Flights will be operated on modern Airbus-320 aircraft.
On April 15, 2019 in the capital hotel "Hyatt Regency Tashkent" was held the grand opening ceremony of the tourist exhibition Tashkent Travel Mart 2019 in B2B format. Tashkent Travel Mart is a modern platform for building and developing partnership relations among representatives of tourist organizations from countries around the world.
The national airline of Uzbekistan, being one of the partners and exhibitor, presented its services as a dynamically developing airline of the Central Asian region, which makes flights to more than 40 cities of the world.
Within the framework of this event, Uzbekistan Airways organized a draw of two free air tickets in the direction of Tashkent-Tbilisi-Tashkent, which in turn served as an advertising campaign on the eve of the opening of regular direct flights on this route among representatives of the tourism industry not only from Uzbekistan, but also from foreign countries.
Despite the fact that the event is being held for the first time, it has already aroused great interest among representatives of about 100 organizations focusing their activities in the field of tourism. Tourist organizations from Azerbaijan, Greece, Georgia, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and other countries take an active part in the exhibition.
The exhibition in the B2B format will provide an excellent opportunity for representatives of domestic and foreign tourism organizations, financial institutions, online services, airlines and tour operators to showcase their services, find new partners and establish mutually beneficial cooperation with them.
On April 13, 2019, the fleet of the National Airline of Uzbekistan was replenished with the fourth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
The aircraft was acquired as part of an investment project to upgrade and expand the NAC aircraft fleet with modern aircraft to ensure competitiveness and safety of flights.
The new aircraft arrived from the manufacturing plant like the previous three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. It also features GE Aviation's GEnx-1B engines, which provide low noise, minimal CO2 emissions, and better fuel efficiency. The airliner is designed to carry 246 passengers, 24 - in business class and 222 - in economy class.
It is designed to provide maximum comfort for passengers. Spacious lounge, comfortable and wide seats, new flooring, lighting and noise insulation, personal HD touch screens for using entertainment programs make an impression and provide the passengers of Uzbekistan Airways an exciting pastime in flight.
Note that the next Boeing 787-8 differs from the previous three Dreamliners operated by the NAC with the availability of equipment for accessing the Internet. This is the third liner of Uzbekistan Airways, where you can use the “Internet on board” service. Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a communications provider aboard the aircraft and also a supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems (Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity) as on the A320neo of the NAC.
The national airline of Uzbekistan, being the first customer of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in Central Asia, began their commercial operation in 2016. In accordance with the NAC development plans in 2020, its fleet will have six airliners of this type and will become the leading operator of such aircraft in the CIS.
The modernization of the fleet will allow the Uzbekistan Airways to adequately represent the republic’s interests in the global air transportation market, will have a significant impact on increasing the economic potential of the country, including in the development of domestic and foreign tourism, and will certainly open a new stage in the development of the national air carrier.
On the eve of April 12 - World Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics, an introductory tour was organized at the Tashkent International Airport named after I.Karimov for activists of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan and students of the Tashkent Tax College.
The youth and their teachers visited the international airline terminal and the new arrival hall, observed the processes of passenger check-in, passing inspection, handing over and receiving baggage, passing through the “green” and “red” corridors. They learned about the rules of air transportation, passport control, special equipment located in the terminal, saw the main production operations and operating mechanisms that allow the airport to operate continuously.
They also had the opportunity to visit the most modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Airline specialists told the youth about the structure of the aircraft, its technical features and capabilities.
According to the students, the tour left their most vivid impressions, and thanked the airport staff for the warm and cordial welcome.
In the Directorate of Uzbekistan Airways, the Department of the organization of transportation and ground handling of the airline together with the Representative Office of the NAC in Paris and the Embassy of France in the Russian Federation held a seminar on Schengen Visa Check and Immigration Rules of the French Republic.
At the seminar, organized to increase the knowledge of the specialists of the NAC in the field of visa and immigration rules of France and Schengen countries, as well as improve the work on identifying passengers with inadequate travel documents, officer of the French Embassy in the Russian Federation, officer Frank Petretic, introduced the staff of the airline and its structural units with new types of Schengen visas and their protective features. The workshop participants received comprehensive information on the required documents for entry into the countries of the European Union.
This event is a positive example of cooperation of the National Airline of Uzbekistan with diplomatic missions of foreign countries to share experience, and, undoubtedly, will further improve the quality of service provided to passengers at airports in the republic.
On April 9, 2019 in the capital airport named after Islam Karimov landed, the second in a row, the newest and highly economical aircraft of Uzbekistan Airways Airbus A320neо.
This aircraft, like the previous A320neо, differs from its predecessors in its high efficiency thanks to the latest LEAP-1A engines manufactured by CFM International, improved aerodynamic characteristics due to modern developments in wing design and, notably, equipment with wireless Internet access.
It also has a two-class layout and is designed to carry 150 passengers (business class - 12, economy class - 138). The modern design of the passenger compartment creates maximum comfort for passengers in flight. Comfortable and wide seats with individual screens for entertainment, an improved air conditioning system that guarantees the freshness of the air and its even distribution in the cabin of the aircraft, will give the Uzbekistan Airways passengers the most pleasant feelings from the flight.
Accessible Internet will help passengers pass the time and quietly get to their destination. The airline offers four Internet connection service packages: LITE (20 Mb) - for communication via instant messengers, MEDIUM (50 Mb) - for browsing social networks and news sites, STREAM (120 Mb) - for work and Internet surfing, BUSINESS (220 Mb ) - to maximize the capabilities of this service. The minimum cost of the Internet tariff plan is $ 5.95, the maximum - $ 52.95.
The in-flight communication provider is the Panasonic Avionics Corporation, which previously installed the In flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) onboard entertainment and communication system on the new Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner which is operated by the NAC. This system allows passengers to have an exciting time using the entertainment program from personal HD touch screens, which includes many different movies, music, video games, navigation system, etc.
Recall that the new aircraft were acquired as part of the development strategy and the program of modernization and unification of the NAC fleet. The first Airbus A320neo, received on March 11, has already been successfully operated on international routes of the airline. One of these days is expected to receive the fourth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which is also equipped with equipment for access to the Internet.
Uzbekistan Airways completed the construction of a new passenger terminal at the Termez international airport, as part of the investment and infrastructure projects.
On the eve of the opening ceremony of the International Bakhshi Art Festival in Termez, a new passenger terminal met guests and participants of the festival. They were satisfied with the services of the staff and facilities created for passengers at the airport.
The modern terminal is capable of serving 400 passengers per hour. Particular attention was paid to the acceleration of the customs control processes, inspection points and baggage claim. Passenger-friendly conditions are delivered in waiting rooms and CIP halls, rooms for mothers and children, places for prayers, a first-aid post and other departments. There are duty free shops, Wi-Fi free access, as well as a visa issuing sector for foreign tourists.
This terminal will serve to the opening of new international flights and increase the flow of tourists.
Currently, it is planned to reconstruct the runway and other airfield pavements of the Termez international airport.