Samarkand Airport Welcomes Millionth Passenger

Samarkand Airport Welcomes Millionth Passenger
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Samarkand Airport in Uzbekistan celebrated a milestone this week as they welcomed their millionth passenger into the airport.

This represents the strong growth experienced from the airport, with a local carrier (Air Samarkand) recently securing it’s AOC as well.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Samarkand Airport Welcomes Millionth Passenger…

Samarkand Airport Welcomes Millionth Passenger
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Anton Khojayan, CEO of Air Marakanda who operates Samarkand Airport, said the following on the milestone:

“Serving our first millionth passenger has capped off a landmark year for our company. We opened new destinations in cooperation with partner airlines, increased the frequency of flights of existing air carriers, and developed Samarkand’s airport infrastructure – all of which led us to the cherished figure of one million.”

“We are especially pleased today to congratulate a record-breaking passenger and end the year with a celebration.”

“We are eager to push our growth trajectory even higher, and I am confident that next year we will achieve even better results.”

Adding to this was Johan Eidhagen, the Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a significant client out of Samarkand Airport:

“We are delighted to celebrate one year of operations to Samarkand and our contribution in supporting the airport to reach the significant milestone of one million passengers.”

“Wizz Air has introduced a new era of ultra-low-cost travel to the market, unlocked affordable travel opportunities, and carried more than 100,000 passengers to and from Samarkand.”

“This stands as a testimonial on how we can stimulate more demand through our model by making travel accessible for everyone.”

With a successful year for the airport, all eyes will be on how their 2024 will go.

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