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Uzbekistan: Open skies regime to be set at Qarshi International Airport

Qarshi International Airport is set be taken away from the structure of Uzbekistan Airways and moved under the umbrella of a specialized company.

The move is identified in a resolution on “measures for development of inbound tourism” that was signed by Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The president handed down a mandate to work on a concept for the development of Qarshi international airport, imagining its move to be supervised by a specialized company for the management of international airports, by July 1, 2018.

The document reads that “Open Skies” regime would be initiated on the territory of the airport, which include involving budget airlines.

This would be the first step in addressing the prevailing issue of high airfares, said industry experts.

The air terminal complex of Qarshi International Airport was erected back in 2006. It is outfitted with equipment needed for high-quality passenger service.

The capacity of the terminal is 200 people per hour. The building also has two sections for departure, as well as the arrival hall.

The runway currently complies with international standards and remains capable of accepting aircraft with a maximum mass of up to 180 tons.

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