State Unitary Aviation Enterprise "Tajik Air"
(Tajikistan Airlines) is the national airline
of the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan
. It has its head office on the property of Dushanbe Airport
."Directory: World Airlines." Flight International
. 30 March-5 April 2004. . "Titov Street 31/2, Dushanbe Airport, Dushanbe, 734006, Tajikistan." The airline has its main hub at Dushanbe Airport, and it retains a secondary focus point at Khujand's Khudzhand Airport
The company started operations on September 3, 1924 as Tajik Aviation. Its first route was Bukhara
, served by Junkers F.13
aircraft. It is the sixth oldest airline still in operation.
In March 1937 the company was reorganised as the Tajik Territorial Civil Air Fleet Administration
(TTCAFA). In 1945 it received Junkers Ju-52
and new Lisunov Li-2
aircraft, the first flight with the latter was operated on the Stalinabad (now Dushanbe
) - Moscow
route. In 1951 it added its first Antonov An-2
, and in 1952 an Ilyushin Il-12
joined the fleet and launched Stalinabad - Sochi
services. Between 1956 and 1964 TTCAFA added the Mil Mi-4
helicopter, Ilyushin Il-14
, Ilyushin Il-18
and the Antonov An-6
which was an advanced version of the An-2 capable of flying at a higher altutide. In 1956 an An-6 of TTCAFA piloted by Vorobiyev B.M landed on the frozen Lake Sarez
for the first time.
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