Historically, an airfield already existed at Tashkent as early as the 1930s. At the time, the Tashkent airfield was rather primitive compared to tdays standards, with but a dirt runway, an air terminal hall and lookout tower for radio control of the airfield. At the time, the airfield - primitive as it was, already served a function along Transcontinental International Airways then established.
In 1941 the airfield served a military support role in the Central Asian Military Distric, with mainly cargo aircraft passing through.
On Tuesday 23 December 1958 the first major accident occured as an Ilyushin 14 aircraft (CCCP-61663) carrying passengers crashed upon approach to Tashkent Airport. All 21 aboard perished in that aircrash.
Tashkent International Airport originated as a long range strategic bomber base of the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.). After Uzbek Independence in 1991, it soon became Tashkent Nuzhnyy Airport which then turned into Tashkent International Airport.
Terminal 2, the International Terminal, was originally built and opened in 2001.
In the year 2011 Terminal 2 was expanded and upgraded while a new Terminal 3 was constructed. After reopening, Terminal 2 was designated for International Flights only, whereas the new Terminal 3 was designated to handle regional and National flight passenger traffic.
Tashkent International Airport was awarded with the best airport of Russia in 2014. Also it was awarded with the best regional airport in Russia 2014.
Currently, in 2017 Terminal 2 is under renovation near the departure area so as to remove congestion in that area.
As of 2017, the airport is still in its development phase but still can operate at the maximum capacity. Although Tashkent (Islam Karimov) International Airport is the third largest airport in Central Asia, nevertheless the Uzbek Government and authorities plan to move the entire airport to a different location by the year 2030.
With the current airport at only 6 kilometers from Amir Temur (Central) Square, noise and air pollution of the ever growing air traffic have become a burden to the city. As of 2017, it has been decided that the new locsation for Tashkent's second International Airport will be the previously Military Air Base Vostochny, which sits due east of Tashkent City center and currently serves as a base for the Uzbek Air and Defense Forces.
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A Bus station for Bus transfer to the city or local destinations may be found right outside the front entrance of Tashkent International Airport.
Terminal 2 is connected to the Tashkent Metro system via Airport Metro Station. No Metro service is available from Terminal 3, which sits on the opposite south side of the field and which has only bus and car drop off services.
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Tashkent International Airport is the main International Airport in Uzbekistan and is the 3rd busiest civilian passenger airport in the world. Formerly known as Tashkent Yuzhnyy Airbase, then Yuzhnyy Airport (Southern Airport as compared to the other Airbase Vostochny to the east) and then Tashkent International Airport, the airport was renamed in 2017 to Tashkent Islam Karimov International Airport. Nevertheless, popularly the airport remains known simply as Tashkent International Airport.
Apart from being a civilian passenger airport, Tashkent Islam Karimov International Airport also serves a considerable function as a cargo airport. Among the cargo carriers frequenting Tashkent Airport are: DHL Aviation, Lufthansa Cargo, Silk way Airlines, Turkish Airlines Cargo.
Tashkent Islam Karimov Airport is the home base of Uzbekistan Airways, the National carrier of Uzbekistan. In addition, National and International Arlines frequenting and serving Tashkent International Airport are: Air Astana, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Czech Airlines, Iran Air, Korean Air, Turkish Air.
The airport consists of three passenger terminals, numbered 1, 2 and 3, with Terminal 1 the least frequently mentioned. Rather awkwardly, the two main terminals (2 and 3) are separated by the runway, requiring passengers transiting from international to domestic flights and vice versa to exit the airport in order to transfer between them.
Terminal 1 is the Terminal which holds the main ticket officie for all flights (Airline tickets may also be purchased through intermediaries such as local travel agencies).
Terminal 2 is the designated terminal for passengers of International flights to- and from Tashkent. The terminal 3 is strictly reserved for regional and National flights. In the year 2011 Terminal 2 was revised and renovated, whereas terminal 3 was first opened that year.
The International Passenger Terminal 2 is the the busiest, most extensive and most luxury terminal of Tashkent Islam Karimov International Airport. It has CIP and VIP lounges, an area with duty free stores, restaurants, bars, atm, currency exchange, a pharmacy and naturally ticket offices for various airlines.
Internet Wi-Fi facilities are available throughout theis terminal.
Notably, Terminal 2 is conveniently attached to the "Airport" Metro Station, so that arriving passenger can directly transfer to Metro Trains and find their destinations throughout the city.
According to the airport authorities Terminal 2 has a capacity to serve a thousand passengers per hour, and offer its facilities to over 2,000000 passengers a year.
On the 3rd floor of Terminal 2 there are offices of various airlines like British airways, Aeroflot etc.
First opened in 2011, Terminal 3 has the capacity to serve 400 travelers per hour.
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