Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The aircraft will start commercial flights in September.
Uzbekistan Airways' fleet consists of 34 aircraft, including nine Boeing 767s and six 757s. 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.
To date 66 customers worldwide have placed orders for 1,161 Dreamliners.