By Kamila Aliyeva
Turkish Airlines will start performing regular flights en route Istanbul-Samarkand from March 16, 2018.
This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a joint press conference with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The opening of the new flight will further bring the fraternal peoples of the two countries closer, according to the Turkish leader, Anadolu news agency reported.
The aviation authorities of the two countries agreed on the regular flights between Samarkand and Istanbul , which will be conducted once a week, during the winter navigation period of 2017/2018. Starting from the summer period, the schedule will change and two frequencies per week by each air carrier will be performed.
At the same time, the number of flights between Tashkent and Istanbul will remain unchanged.
The National Air Company Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekiston Havo Yullari) will launch flights each Monday en route Samarkand-Istanbul-Samarkand from October 30.
Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline with a fleet of 264 (passenger and cargo) aircrafts flying to 263 destinations worldwide with 220 being international and 43 domestic.
The airline is considered to be a global player and has a primary role in making Istanbul a major global hub linking North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.
Uzbekistan Airways is a monopoly air carrier in Uzbekistan, wholly owned by the state.
The aircraft fleet of the Uzbek airline currently has 31 aircraft of western production, including thirteen Boeing passenger aircraft, thirteen airbuses (three A-310 and ten A-320-200), three medium-haul RJ-85s and two cargo planes Boeing-767-300BCF.
The Uzbek airline operates flights to over 20 cities in Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia, 22 cities of the CIS countries and 11 destinations on local airlines.
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