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Uzbekistan Airways is the national airline of Uzbekistan and is headquartered in Tashkent.
The airline was founded and launched flights in 1992 when it flew its first-ever flight from Tashkent to London. Currently, Uzbekistan Airways is the only airline operating scheduled flights in the country, making it not only the main mode of transport for entering and leaving the country but also the most time-efficient way to travel around Uzbekistan domestically.
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Uzbekistan Airways has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.
Hand luggage must not exceed the dimensions of 56 x 45 x 25 cm (22 x 18 x 10 in), totalling 115cm (45in). You must not pack any prohibited items in your carry-on baggage including liquids over 100ml, illegal substances and sharp objects. In addition, passengers are allowed one additional personal item, for example, an umbrella, a camera, a handbag or printed material for reading during the flight.
For checked baggage allowances, passengers in F class are allowed 40 kg / 88lbs, passengers travelling in C class are entitled to 30 kg / 66lbs and passengers in Y class are allowed 20 kg / 44lbs. Pieces of checked luggage must fit within the dimensions of 158 cm / 62 in when combining the length, width and height.
Uzbekistan Airways offers Economy or Business Class.
Economy Class is Uzbekistan Airway's most basic cabin class.
Economy Class passengers are given an individual reading lamp at their seat, a personal table and a blanket and pillow. Each passenger is given access to 12 inflight audio channels and has the option to order from the airline's inflight menu.
Business Class passengers are given personal reading lamps, individual tables, 12 audio channels and access to the inflight system which displays flight information and live-progress of the flight. In addition to this, passengers are provided with a travel kit and are each given an iPad which can be used to gain access to the airline's inflight entertainment system.
Business Class passengers are can order anything they wish from the airline's Business Class menu, free of charge.
Business Class seats are extremely comfortable and wide and are made of leather. Each seat has a footrest attached.
Uzbekistan Airways passengers offers online and airport check-in for domestic flyers, or airport check-in only if you're flying internationally.
You can check-in online 24 hours before your scheduled flight time. At this moment in time, the online check-in service for flights of “Uzbekistan Airways” JSC is possible only on domestic flights. Please ensure to check-in online for a quick and easy process at the airport.
If you haven't checked-in online you must check in at the airport.
For passengers travelling internationally, the airline asks passengers to arrive at the airport 3 hours before their scheduled flight time.
For domestic travel, passengers are asked to arrive at the airport three hours prior to departure if flying on the Boeing-767/757 or the A320.
Uzbekistan Airways has in-flight entertainment for all Business Class flights and on select Economy Class flights. The in-flight entertainment will be available either on a personal screen on the back of the seat in front of the passenger or with a free-to-use iPad provided by the airline.
In-flight entertainment has a selection of TV shows, movies and music, usually from Uzbekistan.
Passengers can chat with friends, check emails and browse their favourite social media platforms with Uzbekistan Airways WIFI network, 'Internet on board. Uzbekistan Airways has a range of different packages that each have different performance capabilities.
LITE — the LITE package gives passengers 20MB to use for instant messaging.
MEDIUM — the MEDIUM package gives passengers 50MB to use for instant messaging, social media and news sites.
STREAM — the STREAM package gives passengers 120MB to work online and to freely surf the internet.
BUSINESS — the BUSINESS package gives passengers 220MB and gives passengers full internet usage.
The price of WIFI will depend on the tariff plan that the passenger chooses. Prices start at $5.95 USD.
The airline provides two separate menus, one for Economy Class passengers and a more premium menu for Business Class passengers. Special meals are available if ordered pre-ordered ahead of time.
All food and drink in Business Class are complimentary.
UzAirPlus is a loyalty program that rewards frequent flyers of Uzbekistan Airways. The program allows passengers to earn points for each flight flown on Uzbekistan Airways and spend them on future Uzbekistan Airways flights, as well as other additional bonuses such as flight upgrades, increased baggage allowances and access to the airline's lounges.
The airline is based at Tashkent International Airport and operates scheduled flights to more than 60 destinations, across Asia, Europe and parts of North America.
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Tashkent International Airport (TAS) is the main airport of Uzbekistan and the busiest airport in Central Asia as well as the primary hub of Uzbekistan Airways. The airport was named after Islam Karimov, the 1st president of Uzbekistan and has been serving the city of Tashkent. The airport comprises two terminals: Terminal 2 receives international flights and Terminal 3 is for domestic traffic. Tashkent International Airport (TAS) has 2 runways of around 4,000m in length each.
The airlines which use Tashkent International Airport include Qanot Sharq, Aeroflot, Air Astana, airBaltic, Asiana Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Korean Air, Uzbekistan Express and Ural Airlines. The airport will also be home to the new government-owned Silk Avia Airlines, due to begin operating in 2022. Tashkent International Airport has a passenger capacity of 25 million passengers with 2 runaways.
Uzbekistan Airways' fleet consists of over 30 aircraft. The airline has a mix of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including models within the A320 family, Boeing 757s, 767-300ERs and 787-8s.
Uzbekistan Airways isn't a member of any airline alliance at this time.
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