8 Feb 2023 12:59

Ural Airlines cleared for flights to Uzbekistan

YEKATERINBURG. Feb 8 (Interfax) - Ural Airlines has been cleared to perform regular flights from Russia to a number of Uzbek cities, the Russian Federal Air Transport Service said in its materials.

The airline will be able to fly to Namangan, Karshi, Urgench, Fergana, Nukus, Navoi and Bukhara in summer 2023, and to Samarkand in the 2023-2024 winter season.

The company has also been allowed to increase the frequency of flights on earlier approved routes, including flights to Namangan from Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar and St. Petersburg, flights to Urgench, Fergana, Nukus and Navoi from St. Petersburg, and flights to Samarkand from Yekaterinburg.

The authorization of flights to Uzbekistan is a result of the airline's strategic development plan, the Ural Airlines press service told Interfax.

As reported earlier, Ural Airlines suspended flights to Uzbekistan and other countries last spring, following the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia and massive seizures of aircraft operated by Russian airlines abroad.

Now the company operates flights to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, according to information available on its website.

Ural Airlines is based at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, Yekaterinburg's Koltsovo Airport, and St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport. It has a fleet of Airbus planes.