Islam Karimov
Tashkent International Airport

Islom Karimov Toshkent Xalqaro Aeroporti (Uzbek)
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Uzbekistan
ServesTashkent
LocationTashkent, Uzbekistan
Hub forHumoAir
My Freighter Airlines
Panorama Airways
Qanot Sharq
Uzbekistan Airways
Focus city forUral Airlines
Elevation AMSL1,417 ft / 432 m
Coordinates41°15′28.3″N 69°16′52.27″E / 41.257861°N 69.2811861°E / 41.257861; 69.2811861
WebsiteUzbAirports.uz/
Map
TAS is located in Uzbekistan
TAS
TAS
Location of airport in Uzbekistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08L/26R 13,123 4,000 Concrete
08R/26L 12,812 3,905 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Number of passengers5,000,000

Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport (Uzbek: Islom Karimov Toshkent Xalqaro Aeroporti) (IATA: TAS, ICAO: UTTT) is the main international airport of Uzbekistan and the third busiest airport in Central Asia (after Almaty International Airport and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana, both in Kazakhstan). It is located 12 km (7.5 mi) from the center of Tashkent. It was named after Islam Karimov, the first president of independent Uzbekistan, in office from 1991 until his death in 2016.

History

This ICAO Category II airport is the primary hub of Uzbekistan Airways, the largest international airport in Uzbekistan, and the busiest in Central Asia. The airport comprises two terminals: Terminal 2 receives international flights, and Terminal 3 is for domestic traffic.[2]

In March 1995, Uzbekistan Airways started flights from Tashkent to New York via Riga. It used Airbus A310s on the route.[3][4][5] Terminal 2 was rebuilt in 2001, and renovations were completed in 2018. It has a capacity of 1000 passengers/hour and serves more than two million passengers per year. Facilities include waiting lounges, CIP and VIP halls, restaurants and bars, currency exchange offices, duty-free shops, airlines ticket counters and sales offices, and a 24-hour pharmacy.

Terminal 3 opened in 2011 with a capacity of 400 passengers per hour. The two terminals are separated by the runway, requiring passengers transiting from international to domestic flights and vice versa to exit the airport in order to transfer between them.[citation needed] In July 2017, Uzbekistan Airways began offering nonstop service to New York using its Boeing 787 fleet.[6][7]

The government of Uzbekistan is planning to relocate Tashkent Airport to a new site by 2030.[8]

Incidents

In 2023, there was a big fire at the airport and a warehouse exploded.[9]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg
Air Arabia Sharjah[10]
Air Astana Almaty, Astana
Air Cairo Sharm El Sheikh[11]
AJet Ankara[12]
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon[13]
azimuth Mineralnye Vody
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Batik Air Malaysia Kuala Lumpur–International[14]
Belavia Minsk[15]
Centrum Air[16] Batumi, Dubai–International, Jeddah, Tbilisi, Urgench
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Daxing,[17] Ürümqi[18]
FlyArystan Astana[19]
flydubai Dubai–International[20]
flynas Jeddah,[21] Riyadh[22]
HumoAir[23] Bukhara,[24] Nukus, Qarshi, Termez,[25] Urgench (all suspended)[26][27]
IndiGo Delhi[28]
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[29]
Kam Air Kabul
Loong Air Chengdu–Tianfu,[30] Xi'an
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin[31]
Nile Air Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[32]
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo[33]
Qanot Sharq Budapest,[34] Istanbul,[35] Moscow–Vnukovo,[36] Nha Trang,[37] Fergana, Milan–Malpensa,[34] Prague,[38] Samarkand, Seoul–Incheon,[39] Sharm El Sheikh, Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Burgas,[40] Kalamata,[40] Larnaca,[40] Phuket,[41]
Seasonal charter: Phu Quoc[42]
Qatar Airways Doha[43]
Qeshm Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini[44]
Red Wings Airlines Kazan, Makhachkala, Samara
Rossiya Airlines Krasnoyarsk-International
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
Silk Avia Bukhara, Fergana, Kokand, Namangan, Navoiy, Qarshi, Samarkand, Termez, Urgench,[45] Zaamin,
Seasonal: Issyk-Kul[46]
Somon Air Dushanbe[47]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[48]
Ural Airlines Krasnoyarsk–International, Moscow–Zhukovsky, Sochi,[49] Yekaterinburg[50][51]
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo, Surgut, Tyumen, Ufa
Uzbekistan Airways Almaty, Andizhan, Ankara,[52] Antalya, Astana, Bangkok–Suvarnbhumi,[53] Batumi, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek, Bukhara, Delhi, Dubai–International, Dushanbe, Fergana, Frankfurt, Grozny,[54] Hurghada (begins 23 July 2024),[55] Istanbul, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta,[56] Jeddah, Kazan, Khabarovsk,[57] Kuala Lumpur–International,[58] Lahore,[59] London–Gatwick,[60] London–Heathrow,[61] Medina, Milan–Malpensa, Mineralnye Vody, Minsk,[62] Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Vnukovo,[63] Mumbai,[64] Munich,[65] Namangan, New York–JFK,[66] Nha Trang,[67] Nizhnevartovsk,[68] Novosibirsk, Nukus, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Qarshi, Riga,[69] Rome–Fiumicino,[70] Saint Petersburg, Samarqand,[71] Seoul–Incheon, Sharjah, Sochi, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Termez, Tokyo–Narita,[72] Ufa, Urgench, Ürümqi,[73] Yekaterinburg, Zaamin[74]
Seasonal: Malé, Phuket,[75] Phu Quoc (begins 29 October 2024),[76] Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal charter: Burgas[77]
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi[78]
World2Fly Seasonal charter: Madrid[79]
Zagros Airlines Tehran–Imam Khomeini

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Aerologic Frankfurt, Hong Kong
DHL Leipzig, Singapore
Silk Way Airlines Baku, Delhi, Hong Kong
My Freighter Almaty, Batumi,[80] Beirut, Birmingham, Budapest,[80] Dubai-Al Maktoum, Dubai-International,[80] Hong Kong, Istanbul,[80] Liège, Macau, Madrid,[81] Navoiy, Ostrava, Riyadh, Tbilisi,[80] Tel Aviv, Qarağandy, Türkmenabat,[82] Ulaanbaatar, Ürümqi, Vienna
Uzbekistan Airways Birmingham, Budapest, Liege, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Ürümqi
YTO Cargo Airlines Hangzhou,[83] Xi'an, Yining[84]

See also

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