In Turkmenistan going incentives to attract foreign airlines to the country

В Туркмении собираются льготами привлечь иностранные авиакомпании в страну

Turkmenistan intends to provide incentives for foreign airlines to attract them to the airports in Turkmenistan, local media reported.

In September in Ashgabat has opened a new international airport throughput capacity of 1,600 passengers per hour. New air Harbor of the Turkmen capital cost of more than $ 2 billion can accept planes of any type. According to local media, the issue of increasing the interest of foreign airlines to the Turkmen airports was discussed at the meeting of the government.

As reported at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister for transport and communication Satlyk Satlykov for efficient use of airports proposals to serve on preferential conditions, the aircraft of foreign airlines that regularly use the airports in Turkmenistan. Such airlines will be able depending on the intensity of flights to get a discount on the cost of landing and ground services.

The rate will be determined depending on the frequency of landings at airports. It is proposed in the case of 5 to 10 flights a week to set 15% discount, 11 to 15 flights – a 25 percent, from 16 and more than – 35-percent discount. According to Turkmen Vice-Premier, preferential conditions for foreign airlines designed to increase their interest in the Turkmen airports given the fact that the country is in this area implemented a number of major projects.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the proposals and instructed the government “to ensure the effectiveness of financial-economic activity of the Turkmen civil aviation by making informed management decisions and production planning on the basis of advanced methods and modern technologies”.

About when in the Turkmen airports will start preferential maintenance of aircraft of foreign airlines was not reported.