The Russian Norwind Airlines plans to launch direct flights from Moscow to Turkmenabat, Türkmen Gündogary newspaper reports.
Currently, the Airline’s planes are landing at the Turkmenabat International Airport for refueling. Norwind Airlines flights operate at 97 airports in 26 countries of the world. Turkmenabat International Airport is listed on the official website of the company as one of the destinations.
At an international airport located in the eastern region of the country, aircrafts of a number of airlines of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia receive maintenance and refueling services.
The Turkmenabat International Airport, commissioned in February last year, covers a total area of 600 hectares. Its 3800 meters long and 60 meters wide runway is equipped with ground flight support systems like landing systems, distance-measuring radio beacon, runway lighting and meteorology equipment that allows receiving all types of aircrafts.
The Airport served about 422 thousand passengers over the first 9 months of this year. It also handed 990 thousand tons of cargo over the same period. In addition, about 5 tons of mail were sent from the airport and about 8 tons were received during these 9 months.