Tuesday, November 01, 2011 -
A new terminal in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara airport began receiving international flights on Monday.
The terminal was commissioned by Uzbek state airlines Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) and meets all international standards, the Trend news agency reported on Tuesday.
The new terminal will only be used for international flights.
Construction of the terminal cost $14.6 million, a sum financed by Uzbekistan Airways.
The terminal can accommodate up to 400 passengers per hour, and is fitted with VIP halls as well as medical points, ticket offices and a postal department.
Visitors can also avail themselves of a duty-free shop and currency exchange points.
Thus far in 2011, Bukhara International Airport has serviced over 1,900 flights and 74,000 passengers, a 19 percent increase of traffic over the comparable period in 2010.
Bukhara is located over 250 miles west of the Uzbek capital Tashkent, and is a well-known tourist draw catering to thousands of international visitors per year. It is home to Silk Road ruins and mausoleums.