Tajik Air tries to survive

The national airline of Tajikistan, Tajik Air, intends to establish a stable air company’s operations this year, Tajik Air Director Dilshod Ismatullozoda said at a meeting with journalists on Monday in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

“A Tajik Government’s Decree has been passed to withdraw Tajik Air from the financial crisis for 2018-2023. According to this Decree, an Action Plan has been adopted, which we will gradually implement,” Mr, Ismatullozoda emphasized.

According to him, in particular, there are plans to reduce costs, introduce new technologies, acquire aircraft, increase the fleet and pay off loans.

“In August 2018, the Tajik Air’s Council of Observers was established, which is studying the ways of taking the air company out of the current situation,” the CEO of Tajik Air said.

According to him, in 2018, the total profit of the airline amounted to TJS 573.7 million, which is by TJS 4.3 million less than in 2017, and the air company’s expenses for the reporting period amounted to TJS 654.4 million, which is by TJS 77.9 million more than in 2017.

“We have developed an Action Plan and intend to take the air company out of the crisis,” Mr.  Ismatullozoda summed up.

Recall that in early January 2019, Tajik Air announced the suspension of its flights to Russian cities. Later, the airline employees were sent on unpaid leave.

At that time, Tajik Air stated that this measure was related to financial problems faced by the airline.

On January 21, at an extended government meeting, President Emomali Rakhmon criticized the activities of the Tajik Air leadership and appointed a new director.

Source – http://avesta.tj/

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