ATRs to Uzbekistan

The first two of three aircraft has been delivered, with a third due imminently.

Jetcraft Commercial has delivered the first two of three ATR72-600s to Uzbekistan Airports, where they will be operated by its recently launched community airline Silk Avia.

UK72602 arrived first on March 8, with UK72601 arriving March 21. The third – UK72603 – is due to arrive by the end of April 2023, though at the time of going to press has not yet been delivered.

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All three arrivals were previously operated by Bangkok Airways, and will now fly regional routes across Uzbekistan, using Tashkent as a hub.

Rano Dzhuraeva, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekistan Airports, said: “We made an evaluation on which aircraft would provide essential cross-country links and we know that regional turboprops, like the ATR72-600, are the right fit for us.  By expanding our fleet, we’re ensuring we can meet the rising demand for domestic and regional travel. These aircraft will open up new point-to-point opportunities and support the growth in the country and its importance as a connecting hub in Central Asia.”