Category Archives: Turkmenistan

Ashgabat International Airport begins checking phones of Turkmen citizens arriving in Turkmenistan

Citizens of Turkmenistan, who arrive in Ashgabat, are checked, as regards their personal data in mobile phones, one of the inhabitants of Turkmenistan told Azatlyk Radio.

President of Turkmenistan receives head of ICAO

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu.

Passengers checked by dogs at airport in Ashgabat

On the eve of the Asian Games-2017, additional security measures were introduced at the airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Residents of Turkmenistan reported that new measures have been introduced in the last few days to inspect passengers, the Turkmen service of Azatlyk Radio said.

Turkmen authorities to organize special flight to Mecca for pilgrims

160 pilgrims from Turkmenistan will travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj from August 17 through September 7, 2017, the Turkmen Government said on Wednesday.

Turkmenistan Airlines to introduce online payment services

Turkmenistan Airlines, the flag carrier airline of Turkmenistan, is working to render online payment services through its official website, the Arzuw News agency reported July 27.

Turkmenistan Airlines, Malaysian PETRONAS to become partners of the Asian Games

On July 14, 2017 the Executive Committee for the preparation for the Asian Games-2017 reported that Turkmenistan Airlines will be the official partner of these Games.

Turkmenistan’s national air carrier actively develops its cargo/freight segment

In the current conditions of globalization of the world economy, the importance of international cargo/freight transportation is permanently increasing to ensure the uninterrupted supply of modern production and distribution systems. In this regard, air transport is an important means to maintain and strengthen international trade between neighbouring and distant states.

Turkmenistan Airlines buys new Boeing but cuts domestic flights

According to the Chronicle of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan Airlines reduces
the number of its flights on domestic air routes.

Since this week, Mary – Dashoguz domestic flights have been completely
discontinued. Earlier, they were operated twice a week, on Thursdays and

The number of daily flights en route Dashoguz – Ashgabat has been
reduced from six to three. Employees of the airline explain this by a small
number of passengers on these flights, but they say that flights have been cancelled

At the same time, one should note that in 2016-2017only, Turkmenistan Airlines
announced on launching seven new international flights from Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat
to Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Kiev (Ukraine), Tehran (Iran), Milan (Italy), Bishkek
(Kyrgyzstan), Tbilisi (Georgia), Astrakhan (Russia) and Kazan (Tatarstan,
Russia). At the moment, only the flight to Kazan flies, which is loaded by passengers by
a quarter only.

In addition, Turkmenistan Airlines earlier terminated its flights to Riga (Latvia),Toronto (Canada)
and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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Turkmenistan acquires Boeing-737-800 airliner

national fleet of Turkmenistanhas been replenished with another Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary
(TDH) state agency said on Thursday.

A new passenger airliner Boeing-737-800 landed at Ashgabat International Airport. It became the
third aircraft of this series, for the purchase of which, according to the
Decree of the President of Turkmenistan issued in April 2014, acontract was signed with the Boeing Company, USA.

Hours – long flight from the city of Seattle(USA)
was carried out by the Turkmenistan Airlines crew. According to tradition,
representatives of the older generation performed the ceremony of blessing at
the airport on the occasion of the arrival of a new airplane.

range of non-stop flight for Boeing-737-800s reaches 5,660 kilometers, as
this allows using them for passenger flights to Almaty, Ankara, Istanbul, New Delhi,
Dubai, Kazan, Minsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of the Eurasian
continent,” one said in the statement.

comfortable and highly efficient airliner is designed for 160 passengers. 
The cruising speed of such aircraft is 850 kilometers per
hour. Air navigation and electronic equipment uses the most advanced

the national air fleet has such aircraft, as Boeing-757, Boeing-737, Boeing
-717, including the wide-body long-haul Boeing-767-300 ER liner.

TDH notes that the number of such airliners will grow, which will allow to
launch new scheduled air services from Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat to Milan
(Italy), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Tehran (Iran),
Tbilisi (Georgia) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan) .

with Boeing began in 1992. The national air carrier Turkmenistan Airlines
actively uses the airliners of this company for international and domestic
flights, whereas the outdated Soviet-style aircraft are exposed for sale.

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President of Turkmenistan instructs to organize helicopter tours for tourists in Ashgabat

Президент Туркменистана поручил организовать для туристов вертолетные туры по Ашхабаду

the governmental meeting in Ashgabat,
, the
President of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to organize
helicopter excursions for tourists who will arrive in Ashgabat on the days of
the Asian Games in enclosed spaces and in martial arts, according to the TDH State
News Agency.

A week
earlier, the President, sitting at the helm of the helicopter,  and flew Ashgabat himself to check readiness
of the capital city for the forthcoming Asian Games. As a result of this audit,
the President of Turkmenistan remained dissatisfied and ordered to remove all
cars parked in the courtyards of dwelling houses to be parked at special
parking lots, create more green areas and remove all construction debris that he
personally saw from the helicopter.

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