Feb 02, 2023 (newstodate): Entering 2023 with all activities suspended since 2019, the state-owned carrier Tajik Air is optimistically planning for a return to the skies later this year.
According to Tajik Air director general Parviz Shodmonzoda, the carrier is now awaiting the response from its Supervisory Board to accept the relaunch of services, and plans are to be operating an Airbus aircraft fleet with the lease of two Airbus A319 for a start.
As it was forced to suspend all flights in 2019, the cash-strapped and deeply indebted airline operated a basically obsolete aircraft fleet of 34 units, including three rotary-wing aircraft.
Of the total number of aircraft, only four were in a healthy shape, six are stuck on ground with maintenance problems, and 21 were stored. As for the three helicopters, only one was operational.