Tajik Air

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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 in Dushanbe."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.

History

The company started operations on September 3, 1924 as Tajik Aviation. Its first route was Bukhara to Dushanbe, served by Junkers F.13 aircraft. It is the sixth oldest airline still in operation.

Developments

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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