Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has taken delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
“The delivery of our first Dreamliner marks a new and exciting chapter in Uzbekistan Airways’ long-standing relationship with Boeing that began in the early 1990s," said Valeriy Tyan, Director General, Uzbekistan Airways. “We are delighted to receive this iconic airplane, which will provide our passengers a new flight experience and an unmatched level of comfort.”
The fleet of Uzbekistan Airways consists of 34 aircraft, including nine Boeing 767 and six Boeing 757 airplanes. From its hub at Tashkent International Airport, the airline flies to more than 40 cities around the world.
This first 787 delivery flight to Tashkent will also bring humanitarian aid to patients in hospitals, mother-child clinics, rehabilitation centers and orphanages. As part of its charitable activity in Uzbekistan, Boeing and Uzbekistan Airlines have partnered with AmeriCares, which supports a broad range of health care institutions throughout the country. The flight is one of the many humanitarian shipments that Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways have undertaken together.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family is flying more than 350 routes and has established more than 75 new nonstop routes around the world. To date, 66 customers worldwide have placed orders for 1,161 airplanes, making the 787 Dreamliner the fastest selling twin-aisle airplane in Boeing history.