Passenger traffic at Uzbekistan's airports expands 42% in 1Q24

Passenger traffic at Uzbekistan's airports expands 42% in 1Q24
Uzbekistan's airports handled 3.1mn passengers in 1Q24. / CentralAsia+ Aero
By Mokhi Sultanova in Tashkent May 12, 2024

Passenger traffic at Uzbekistan's airports surged 42% y/y to 3.13mn passengers in 1Q24, ato comm has reported, citing Uzbekistan Airports. 

Of the passengers, 2.37mn embarked on international journeys, while 762,430 took domestic flights.

Uzbekistan's international airports collectively managed 25,360 flights during the quarter, marking a 40% rise from a year ago. Some 17,340 flew international routes, while 8,000 were domestic services.

Local carriers accounted for 16,600 flights, while foreign airlines operated 8,760.

There was also growth in cargo and mail. In the first quarter, it was up 6% y/y to 17,130 tonnes.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev recently underscored the importance of developing Uzbekistan’s airports, with a particular focus on improvements at Tashkent International Airport.

As part of upgrading in the past three years, Tashkent International Airport enlarged its departure terminal from 56,000 to 80,000 square metres. 

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