Tashkent-Lahore flight operation | Uzbekistan Airways Resumes After Four Years
LAHORE: Uzbekistan Airways resumed its flight operation from Tashkent to Lahore on Wednesday following a four-year pause.
The first Uzbekistan flight landed in Lahore as per the schedule according to which the Uzbek flagship carrier will operate two flights a week, Wednesday and Friday from Tashkent to Lahore.
Uzbekistan Airways suspended its flight operation for Pakistan in 2013 due to poor load factor. The airline planned to resume its operation in July, 2016 but for some reasons the operation was not started and was postponed for indefinite period.
Now ultimately after the long span of four, the Lahore-Tashkent flight operation has successfully resumed. Earlier this year, the General Manager of Uzbekistan Airways Hamid met the top officials of Uzbekistan Airways in Tashkent. Later he confirmed to media about the resumption of the Lahore-Tashkent flight operation in April 2017.
While talking to the media, the Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Furkat Sidikov, described the resumption of Lahore-Tashkent flight operation a great achievement.
The Uzbek ambassador said that the flight operation would take the already-enhanced relationship between Pakistan and Uzbekistan to the next level. He said that the flight operation will also improve the people-to-people contact, and eventually it will help cultural exchanges between the two countries.