LAHORE, Pakistan: Uzbekistan Airways resumed its flight operation from Tashkent to Lahore on Wednesday following a four-year pause.
The first Uzbekistan flight landed in Lahore as per the schedule according to which, the Uzbek flagship carrier will operate two flights a week – Wednesday and Friday – from Tashkent to Lahore.
Uzbekistan Airways suspended its flight operation for Pakistan in 2013 after it lacked a required number of passengers. Later, Tashkent-to-Lahore flight operation was rescheduled and had to resume in July 2016. Even some air tickets had been sold out for the Lahore-Tashkent flight scheduled on July 20 last year but yet its resumption was cancelled for an indefinite period.
Now after a four years gap, the Lahore-Tashkent flight operation has successfully resumed.
Earlier this year, the General Manager of Uzbekistan Airways Hamid met the top officials of Uzbekistan Airways in Tashkent. Later he confirmed to media about the resumption of the Lahore-Tashkent flight operation in April 2017.
While talking to the Dispatch News Desk (DND) new agency, the Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Furkat Sidikov described the resumption of Lahore-Tashkent flight operation a great achievement.
The Uzbek ambassador said that the flight operation will take the already enhanced relationship between Pakistan and Uzbekistan to the next level. He said that the flight operation will also improve the people to people contact; and eventually it will help cultural exchanges between the two Countries.