Low-cost Orange2Fly, Pegasus Airlines get ready to enter Uzbek market. Negotiations are underway with another 12 airlines

Greek low-cost Orange2Fly and Turkish Pegasus Airlines are negotiating to enter the Uzbek market, Podrobno.uz reports citing Ulugbek Kasymhojaev, the Acting First Deputy Chairperson of the State Committee for Tourism.

“We are already seriously working with Orange2Fly and Pegasus Airlines, together with Gosavianadzor (State Aviation Supervision Agency) and Uzbekistan Airways, we are negotiating with them. These airlines have plans to enter the Uzbek market. Russian low-cost airlines also show their interest. In general, negotiations are underway with 14 airlines including not only low-cost airlines, but also such giants, as KLM, Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France”, he told the Podrobno.uz reporter.

According to this source, such interest of foreign air carriers is connected with the fact that now Uzbekistan is actively promoting its tourism brand and, accordingly, the flow of travelers arriving in the country is growing.

“Foreign airlines are closely watching our market. Why is this happening? Because we are seriously promoting the tourism brand of Uzbekistan in the world. For example, the population in the Arab countries is very interested in our country as a tourist destination. Representatives of these countries say us they are now can’t go even to the mountains. There used to be Syria, which is currently unavailable for obvious reasons. There is Azerbaijan, but it is a small country. We have mountains in Baysun, Dzhizak, Tashkent region, Namangan. We have four large mountain clusters”, Mr. Kasymhodzhaev said.

Recall that Air Astana, Kazakhstan, plans to create its low-cost airline in Uzbekistan, the tariffs of which will be cheaper by half. It may appear at the end of this or early next year. It all depends on negotiations with the Uzbek authorities.

Source – https://podrobno.uz/

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