(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 16. Uzbekistan's Air
Marakanda, the operator of Samarkand International Airport ('SKD')
received silver membership at the European branch of Airports
Council International ('ACI Europe'), the only global membership
organization for airport operators and associations, trend reports via the
ACI Europe currently represents over 500 airports in 55
countries. Its member airports serve 90 percent of commercial air
traffic in Europe – 2.3 billion passengers, 18.4 million tons of
cargo, and 21.2 million flights annually.
“Silver membership in the International Council of Airports
Europe is an important acknowledgment of Samarkand International
Airport and the next step towards a truly international profile for
Air Marakanda. I am convinced our cooperation will lead to improved
service quality and an experience of international standards for
travelers using SKD. Samarkand International is ready to be part of
ACI Europe's global community of excellence,” General Director of
Air Marakanda LLC Anton Khodzhajan said.
ACI Europe represents its member airports, facilitates
cooperation between airlines, airports, and other aviation
businesses, and works as a network to ensure success for the entire
aviation industry. The organization also promotes the interest of
airport operators towards regulators and legislatures and aims to
inform public opinion about the airport business.
ACI Europe membership is regarded as a validation of Air
Marakanda's efforts in developing SKD and also offers new
opportunities for continued improvement.
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