On 29 June 2015, the first Cargolux aircraft touched down at Turkmenbashi Airport in Turkmenistan. With this flight, Cargolux began to operate four weekly flights to Turkmenbashi, two from Luxembourg and two from Hong Kong.
Turkmenbashi becomes Cargolux’s fifth destination in Central Asia, together with Baku, Novosibirsk, Almaty and Tbilisi.
The new commercial Cargolux services connect Turkmenistan to the airline’s worldwide network of 90 destinations. Cargolux will also cooperate with Turkmenistan Airlines to enhance the number of cargo destinations both carriers can offer to their customers. Cargolux can now also better serve surrounding markets such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Turkmenbashi offers an attractive geographical location and the airport, in service since 2010, can rely on a state-of-the-art infrastructure.