Success of L 410 NG in Tajikistan

Tajik Khorog, one of the three most difficult places in the world to land. It is not possible to land here using devices due to the absence of ILS, but only with technique so-called "by eye". There is unstable weather conditions, unfavorable terrain, mountains reaching a height of over 6000 m.a.s.l., and across the river, over which the entire flight takes place, is the border with Afghanistan. Almost ten years there was no commercial flight between Dushanbe and Khorog for these particular reasons. Previously, the area was serviced by old Soviet An-28 aircraft, but they were technically out of service. Instead of 58 minutes by air, all transport connections took up to 14 hours by car.

As part of demonstrating the capabilities of the L 410 NG aircraft, the management of the Omnipol Group decided to perform this flight on 28 February 2023 as part of its presentation in the territory. The successful execution of this flight garnered a huge response not only among local residents, but especially among the highest government representatives of this small Central Asian state. "The restoration of the Khorog-Dushanbe air route would greatly facilitate the movement of residents and significantly help the development of the entire region," commented the OMNIPOL group's initiative, the Governor of the Badakhshan Mountainous Autonomous Region, Mirzonabot Alisher Khudoberdi.

Khorog is a university town, many Tajiks working in the metropolis have their families here, and at the same time it is a very popular tourist destination. Thus, the resumption of regular flights would mean a significant step forward in the framework of the restoration of domestic air transport and the development of infrastructure, which is currently one of the priorities of the government of Tajikistan.