According to the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries, Dilyor Khakimov, the National airline of the Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is planning to establish codeshare cooperation in Uzbekistan.

This would connect Amsterdam with Central Asia, East Asia, and India via Uzbekistan.

According to a report by Trend News Agency, Uzbekistan met with Director Alliances at KLM Jan Vreeburg.

The parties discussed the prospects for improving cooperation in the aviation industry between Uzbekistan and the Netherlands. This would be an emerging new opportunity alongside liberalization of the tourism industry in Uzbekistan.

The ambassador noted that Uzbekistan Airways could begin negotiations with  Dutch authorities on the possibility of starting flights to Amsterdam from the Winter 2019/2020 season.

The parties also supported the idea of establishing flights to Uzbekistan from partner airlines, including low-cost airlines that fly to Schiphol. That would dramatically increase the number of tourists from the Netherlands and other European gateways by reducing the cost of traveling to Uzbekistan.

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