The capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, will host the first international Uzbekistan Airports, Aviation & Logistics Forum (UAALF 2020) on February 19-20, according to the Uzbek media outlets.
The organizers expect the UAALF 2020 to gather a large number of international logistics specialists, heads of transport ministries, high-ranking representatives of airports, aviation and transport companies from the UK, Germany, France, Canada, India, Brazil, Turkey, Kuwait, Egypt, Russia, China and South Korea at Uzekspocentre Exhibition Complex.
“More than 300 representatives from 32 countries will take part in the forum, including such companies as Boeing and Jetcraft, Air Charter Service, Bombardier Business Jets, Lufthansa Consulting, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air Astana and others,” said Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan, during a press conference last week dedicated to the Forum.
The Uzbek side hopes that after the event, a number of airlines, particularly low-cost airlines, will be interested in flying to Uzbekistan, and operators may also want to take control of the country's air harbors.
The International Forum will also host high-level meetings, conferences, exhibitions and interesting presentations, including those related to the development of tourism.
“From now on, we will work on creating new airlines,” said Ganiev as the press conference came to an end. “At least 5 or 6 companies will appear in the market in the near future. The quality of passenger transport will also improve. The challenges are huge. This also applies to the transport of goods. By creating competitive conditions, I think we can create an aviation hub. We will be able to fly in all directions since we are located in the center of the continent.”