Fleet of the Turkmenistan Airlines has been recently renewed with several Boeing aircraft, the Turkmen government said in a message.
Turkmenistan received three Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 2013 and two Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft in 2014.
In April 2015, Turkmenistan decided to purchase three more Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
In addition, Turkmenistan is considering the further acquisition of 50- and 100-seat aircraft for domestic flights.
Currently, the Turkmenistan Airlines, in addition to domestic flights, carries out regular flights to dozens of countries.
The area of the flights is constantly expanding. Thus, an intergovernmental agreement on flights was initiated between Turkmenistan and Luxembourg. In June 2015, Europe’s largest carrier, Cargolux Airlines International, started cargo flights from Luxembourg to Turkmen city of Turkmenbashi.
Cargolux has been also flying to Ashgabat since June 2016.
Turkmenistan also had negotiations with Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines on cooperation prospects and opening a Pegasus office in the country.
Pegasus will in the near future start flights from Istanbul to Turkmenbashi.
Turkmenistan is constructing a new international airport in Ashgabat, which is designed to become a major transit hub for continental and intercontinental flights.
Another international airport is being built in the city of Turkmenabat. (Trend/Business World Magazine)