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Uzbekistan Airways Orders A320s  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4150 posts, RR: 37
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

German media report that Uzbekistan Airways has ordered 6 A320, engine choice tbd.


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User currently offlineLH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Nice! I think they will replace Tu154... Or 757? Don't see them expanding a network...


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User currently offlineJFK787NYC From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Uzbekistan is a decent airline. It flies to JFK and all around.

I believe all the airlines in the CIS have a chance to build up, Central Asia is booming much more than Russia.

I believe the best chance to build up for a airline is AIR ASTANA.

They should buy 787s and fly to New York non-stop Almaty


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

At last, another order for Airbus! What took them so long?  Silly

According to interactive investor it's a firm order.

http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxn...3&subject=companies&action=article



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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting Manni (Reply 3):
At last, another order for Airbus! What took them so long?

Indeed, yet ANOTHER Airbus order which comes only a few days after Paris 2007.

Guess Airbus had to no choice but to defer some of the order announcements it had bagged till after the show, because it couldn't book enough press rooms for all their briefings to the international press at Le Bourget.

Maybe they should have asked to use Boeing's Pavilion for these occasions...  scratchchin 


User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Quoting JFK787NYC (Reply 2):
They should buy 787s and fly to New York non-stop Almaty

They are buying 787's!

They have a very mixed fleet:

3 Airbus A310-300
3 Antonov An-24RV
8 Antonov An-24V
3 Avro RJ85
6 Boeing 757-200
4 Boeing 767-300ER
2 Boeing 787 (orders)
1 Ilyushin Il-62M
7 Ilyushin Il-76TD
1 Ilyushin Il-114-100
5 Tupolev Tu-154B
5 Tupolev Tu-154M
9 Yakovlev Yak-40

Dont be surprised to see them order A321, more 787 and Sukhoi Superjet.


User currently offlineLH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 5):
They are buying 787's!

He was speaking about Air Astana : )



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8642 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Airbus press release : http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...tems/07_06_28_uzbekistan_a320.html

"Uzbekistan Airways, Uzbekistan's national carrier, has signed a firm order for six Airbus A320 aircraft, further enlarging its Airbus fleet. The announcement was made at a signing ceremony in Tashkent."



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User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 69
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

During this week Airbus have announced a total of 43 orders.  Smile

Easyjet 35 x A319's
Qatar 2 x A319's (ACJ)
Uzbekistan Airways x 6 A320's


Not at all bad considering that Le Bourget was only last week  Smile

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Wings



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8642 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1892 times:

Not sure if these were already included in previous firm order lists as well...

"Airbus also signed purchase agreements with China Aviation Suppliers Import and Export Group Corporation (CASGC) for 15 A320 family aircraft, with Shenzhen Airlines for 28 A320 family aircraft, with Sichuan Airlines for 18 A320 family aircraft, with Hainan Airlines for13 A320 family aircraft, with Spring Airline and Juneyao Airlines for six A320 family aircraft respectively, allocating 86 of the 150 aircraft purchased under the General Terms Agreement signed between CASGC and Airbus in October 2006. Nearly half of these 150 A320 family aircraft will be assembled and delivered in Tianjin."

from http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...es_items/07_06_28_tianjin_fal.html



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1875 times:

This was announced probably earlier this month when they also decided to get 2 787s on lease.

User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1815 times:

Comfort wise they've come a long way from a few years ago... I remember running across the tarmac in Bukhara trying to beat 300 other passengers (most of them poor labor migrants going to Russia for work, and carrying huge sacks of fruit and veggies) in the sweltering heat trying to clamber up the stairs onto a huge Il-86 to grab a seat before they filled up. Flight attendants were literally beating back the crowds of angry people. It was also funny to see huge spare aircraft wheels in the galley. That was in 2003.

The last times I flew Uz Airways they were a bit more organized. Still, they have huge problems:

Their route structure is dictated more by politics than by economic sense. All flights have to begin or end in the capitol, Tashkent... which is stupid. Plus, when European airlines wanted to fly straight into the touristy town of Bukhara the authorities in Tashkent promptly halted construction of their new airport terminal to prevent it (the remains of the half-finished building still stand).

Furthermore there's still a ton of corruption in the ticketing process. Try to buy a ticket for any popular route and you might hear "it's all booked up, we can't help you". Inquire a little more and they might tell you to ask someone else. Finally, after a while you learn that there are seats available on the plane if you can spare a little extra cash. Sometimes this corruption leads to overbooking, which is why you sometimes have a mad dash to get on board the airplane before it fills up (akin to musical chairs). There's no compensation for being bumped.

Domestic ticket prices are subsidized, but international fares (such as the popular Moscow routes) are pretty expensive. In short, they still have a long way to go before being considered a serious airline, imho.

[Edited 2007-06-28 20:14:25]

User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 11):
Their route structure is dictated more by politics than by economic sense. All flights have to begin or end in the capitol, Tashkent... which is stupid.

Why is that stupid because that's the largest city in Central Asia?


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1776 times:

Because, for instance, let's say you want to fly from Urgench to Samarkand (~9 hour drive), it means you need to buy two flights, one of which overshoots Samarkand. The geography of Uzbekistan is such that flying to Tashkent doesn't always make sense.

Last summer I had some friends with me and they wanted to do the popular Tashkent -> Samarkand -> Bukhara -> Khiva (Urgench) route. It basically had to all be done by car because you cannot fly in this manner. This kind of route would not only be filled with foreigners, but it would make great sense for locals who don't need to go to Tashkent.

Remember, you pay per leg of the flight.

There's also a ton of other politics. Look at the frequency of flights to the neighboring central asian states. One flight a week to Ashgabat? NO flights to Tajikistan. I suppose this is not the airline's fault, but it's symptomatic of central asian regional geopolitics.


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