Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Turkmenistan seeks Slovenia flights

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The government of the central Asian republic of Turkmenistan has said that talks are underway with its Slovenian counterpart over the establishment of nonstop flights between Ashgabat and Ljubljana. The government says the development will help improve trade and business relations. Talks between the two countries over nonstop flights began in October last year. Turkmenistan Airlines has been suggested as the possible operator. The carrier boasts a fleet 31 aircraft including Boeing 777s and serves Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Belarus in Europe, as well as destinations across Asia. Turkmenistan opened a new $2.3 billion passenger terminal at Ashgabat Airport last year as the former Soviet republic tries to become an international transport hub in Central Asia and reduce its dependence on revenues from natural gas exports. Turkmenistan has a strict visa policy and only attracts about 100.000 tourists a year. However, authorities say they hope for a higher number of foreign visitors when the capital hosts the Asian Indoor Games in September.

10 comments:

  1. and who will fly? lol

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    1. Half of Turkmenistan Airlines flights are empty. They just fly wherever the great leader tells them. In every plane they have a big picture of his framed and placed at the front cabin wall.

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  2. they need to burn all that oil they have....

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    1. Ljubljana out of all places.

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  3. Some folks here... Really. If they want to fly to Ljubljana, let them. It's their right, their money that they will spend. They can do with it what ever they want. Few years ago bunch of Slovenian companies went there and also Turkemnistans president visited some companies in Slovenia. I agree, it's a intersting choice, but it they would like to fly to Ljubljana, let them. Not a dollar of Slovenian taxpayers money will be spent on maintaining that line, so there is no reason to be on high alert about it.

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    1. And who exactly is stopping them here? People are just reacting to the route.

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    2. I dont mind LJU becoming hub of Central Asia

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    3. You do know Ljubljana is in Europe, right?

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