Monument to Tu-134 plane installed in front of airport building in Tajikistan’s Khujand

A pedestal with Tu-134 plane was installed in front of the terminal building of Khujand International Airport, Tajikistan. According to Kurboni Alimardon, CEO, Khujand International Airport JSC, this airplane was installed in honour of the 21st anniversary of National Unity and in memory of the plane, which had served the inhabitants of the region since 1974.

The initiative to create a monument to this aircraft belongs to Mr. Alimardon.

“This is a tribute to the Tupolev Aircraft Design Bureau and to the memory of the plane that had served the residents and guests of the Sughd Region, Tajikistan, for several years,” Mr. Alimardon said at a press conference.

The TU-134 airplane landed at the Khujand airport for the first time in 1973, and its regular flights began on March 21, 1974.

After the reconstruction of the runways, the airport in Khujand is able to take any type of aircraft at any time and any weather.

Currently, the construction of a new terminal building is underway, which will allow to increase the airport’s carrying capacity by several times, up to 500 passengers per hour.

TU-134 is a passenger airplane for short and medium-range flights. The liner was developed in the early 1960s by the Tupolev Aircraft Design Bureau and it was manufactured at the Kharkov Aircraft Production Enterprise, Ukraine, before 1984.

TU-134 is one of the most used passenger aircraft assembled in the Soviet Union. Its production was completely discontinued in 1989.

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