In August and September 2012, from International airport “Kharkov” a number of charter flights will be operated to the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, announced the airport administration.
“After reconstruction made within preparation of Kharkov to Euro-2012 our airport is able to accommodate such airplanes as Boeing 767 and Airbus A-310. Undoubtedly, it has expanded the geography of direct flights from Kharkov to various destinations of the continent. This is confirmed by one more new destination: flight to Ashgabat. At the moment there are only charter flights, but we don’t exclude that this new destination will be appreciated by our passengers. And due to this fact we can start negotiations about regular flights”, – mentioned Vladimir Vasilchenko, CEO of New Systems AM (the operator company of International Airport “Kharkov” belongs to DCH group headed by Alexander Yaroslavsky).
According to him, first charter flights will be made on August 21st, September 4th, September 11th, September 18th. Turkmenistan Airlines will operate the flights by
Boeing 737 aircraft.
Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan, the largest administrative, political, industrial, scientific and cultural centre of the country. Ashgabat is a distinct administrative unit – the city with rights of the district.
Turkmenistan Airlines belongs to the state. Public national service Turkmenkhovayollary named after Turkmenbashi the Great is a member of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). It is positioned as the safest airlines in Asia. Base airport is Saparmurat Turkmenbashi Ashgabat airport.
International airport “Kharkov” (http://hrk.aero/) – one of the key objects of the capital Slobozhanshchina, reconstructed at the present time in preparation for the finals of European Football Championship in 2012. Start of large-scale project was given on April 1, 2008, when the company “New Systems AM” (a group of DCH, the owner – a well-known Ukrainian businessman, investor and general coordinator of Kharkov’s preparations for Euro 2012, the president of FC “Metalist” Alexander Yaroslavsky) won the competition for long-term rent integral property complex of Kharkov airport.
Reconstruction of the International Airport “Kharkov” is in the format of public-private partnership. The total investment in the project by Alexander Yaroslavsky was $ 107.2 million (airport terminal and surrounding areas). The amount of funding allocated from the State budget for the reconstruction of the airport complex (including construction and airfield control tower) – $ 191.3 million.
Additional information: Press Office DCH, Natalie Spasichenko,