ASHGABAT (TCA) — Turkmenistan’s flag carrier resumes regular passenger flights to Europe. Flights to Birmingham (UK) and Frankfurt (Germany) have been included in the timetable of Turkmenistan Air Company. Regular flights (once a week) are starting this week, state-run Newspaper Golden Age reported.
A Boeing 737-800 will fly from Ashgabat’s International Airport on Ashgabat – Birmingham – Ashgabat route on December 6 and Ashgabat – Frankfurt – Ashgabat flight will take place the next day.
As a result of the joint project with Lufthansa Consulting since February this year, Turkmenistan Air Company has confirmed compliance with technical requirements related to air operations of Third Country Operators in the European Union (EU). After the on-site audit by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Ashgabat at the end of September, the Agency reauthorized the airline as Third Country Operator on 11 October 2019.
Turkmenistan Air Company also plans to resume regular flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February next year. It is also planned to open flights to Hoe Chi Minh (Vietnam) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), which will provide additional convenience for transit travelers.
Turkmenistan Air Company is the flag carrier of Turkmenistan with headquarters in the country’s capital Ashgabat. The airline operates domestic and international passenger and cargo services mainly from its hub at Ashgabat International Airport. The airline transports more than 5,000 passengers daily within the country and nearly three million passengers annually on the international and domestic routes. The fleet consists of modern Western aircraft (such as Boeing 737, 757, 777) and a cargo fleet of IL 76.