Wednesday, August 08, 2012 -
Turkmenistan’s national air carrier is preparing to purchase three new Boeing aircraft, the chair of the airlines said at a government meeting on Wednesday.
The airline currently has a fleet of 19 Boeing 757s, Boeing 737s, and Boeing 717s, the Turkmenistan.ru government portal said.
Turkmenistan Airlines intends to expand its fleet to number 39 in total by 2030, Ayadov said, citing the “accumulated positive experience of their practical use in the international, regional, and domestic routes.”
The Turkmen government is also working to improve the infrastructure of the aviation sector in the country.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received representatives from Turkish construction firm Polimeks, who presented plans for the construction of a new airport servicing the Turkmen capital Ashgabat.
Polimek’s blueprints project the creation of an airport with passenger, VIP, and cargo terminals, as well as a new runway and a centralized fueling station. The plans also include space for medical and fitness centers and a 100-seat dining room.
A Ukrainian firm, Altcom Financial-Industrial Group, presented plans for an airport terminal in Turkmenabat, located in the Lebap province, while Turkish firm Belda unveiled its plans for modernizing the airport at Dashoguz, located just south of the Uzbek border.