Uzbekistan Airways receives allowance to sell its air tickets for international flights below their cost

The national airline of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Airways, has the right to sell its air tickets for international flights at prices below the cost price.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Decree “On Measures to Develop Inbound Tourism”.

The President of Uzbekistan granted Uzbekistan Airways with the right to sell its air tickets for international flights below their cost in order to ensure the competitiveness of flights.

Mr. Mirziyoyev instructed the Ministry of Finance, in a two-month period in conjunction with the Uzbekistan Airways, to introduce a mechanism to reduce the Air Company’s taxable base for the amount of sale of air tickets at reduced prices.

The President recommended to approve a forecast in agreement with the State Committee for Tourism Development to attract foreign tourists and introduce a bonus system for managers and employees of the Air Company’s representative offices abroad in order to increase the tourist flow from the host country, and in case of not being able to ensure the fulfillment of the assigned tasks – to apply necessary liability measures.

The document notes that special shuttle-buses will operate in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, which will connect international airports with railway stations, bus stations, as well as large hotels.

The schedule of buses will be linked with the flight schedule.

Also, Uzbekistan Airways passengers will be able to use paid communication services on board aircraft.

According to the document, the Airline will introduce such services on board its aircraft, as telephone calls, sending SMS messages and the Internet.

The President of Uzbekistan ordered to approve an Action Plan by March 31, 2018 to provide additional paid services in Uzbekistan Airways aircraft.

Uzbekistan Airways is the largest airline in the CIS, not counting Russian ones.

The annual growth of passenger traffic is 10-15 percent. Flights are carried out to more than 60 destinations, including those in Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to Uzbekistan Airways, 10 foreign airlines, mostly Russian ones, carry out their air transportations of citizens of Uzbekistan and guests of Uzbekistan on both domestic and international flights.

Uzbekistan Airways is wholly owned by the state and owns 11 airports located in the territory of Uzbekistan. Six of these airports are international. The Air Company has its representative offices in 25 countries worldwide.

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