In his recent resolution, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved of the feasibility report of ‘Construction of Tashkent Airport New International Passenger Terminal (Tashkent 4),’ an investment project.
Uzbekistan Airways is constructing the terminal under the Engineering, Communication and Road Transport Development and Modernization Program for 2015-2019.
The project is exemplary of bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and South Korea. It is a centerpiece both for the carrier and for Uzbekistan in general.
The project aims at improving customer service and satisfying the growing demand for air travel. It is set to revamp the air hub and to allow more tourists to come to Uzbekistan.
Carried out in January-July 2016, the feasibility study was funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Uzbekistan Airways and KOICA researched into the airport’s infrastructure and the country’s aviation industry in general.
KOICA called on Incheon International Airport, Heerim, Yooshin, EY Hayoung and the Korea Transport Institute to help produce the report.
In December 2016 the Uzbek government and Korea’s Eximbank agreed on a loan from EDCF to finance the $430.9 million project.
According to the report, Tashkent 4 will take up around 87,000 square meters of space. The terminal will service nearly 1,500 passengers an hour, or 5.7 million passengers a year.
From above the 4-storey and 36-plane-platform will resemble the wings of the Huma bird.
The carrier’s press service says the 3-year construction will start this year. (UzReport/Business World Magazine)