Samarkand International Airport opens $80 million terminal
Samarkand International Airport in Uzbekistan has opened its upgraded $80 million terminal.
The terminal offers increased access for passengers with reduced mobility, 29 check-in counters, eight boarding gates, four air stairs, 10 passport control cabins, six electronic gates for departing passengers and 15 passenger control cabins. passports for arriving passengers.
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The facility was designed to triple the airport’s passenger capacity. Once completed, the number of scheduled flights should increase from 40 to 120 per week. These additional flights will use the 24 new aircraft parking spaces available at the terminal.
To complete the project, the airport operator, Air Marakanda, engaged the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Enter Engineering based on an architectural design by the Turkish design and construction company. engineering, Kiklop Construction.
Hilmi Yilmaz, Air Marakanda’s Deputy General Manager of Operations, said: “On behalf of all Air Marakanda staff, I thank our government and all partners, without whom the implementation of a project of such a scale would have been impossible. I am certain that Samarkand International Airport, as one of the most important infrastructures in the region, will stimulate economic growth and business development in adjacent areas, creating jobs for the local population and benefiting society as a whole. An airport is the first thing you see when you arrive in a country and the last thing you see when you leave. Samarkand International Airport will become a “visiting card” of Uzbekistan.