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Formed and started operations in 2007. Scheduled & charter, domestic, regional & international, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
9/1 Ahmadi Donish Street
The Republic of Tajikistan was established in 1991, it covers an area of 143,100 sq km, its population is 7 million, its capital city is Dushanbe, and its official language is Tadzhik.
March 2013: Tajik Air ((IATA) Code: 7J, based at Dushanbe) (TJK) has wet-leased one of the four ARJ-100s of new Tajik carrier, Asian Express Airline (Tajikistan) ((IATA) Code: KV, based at Dushanbe) (TXP) since March 21. (TJK) currently uses the airplane on routes from Dushanbe to Almaty, Baku, and Bishkek according to "Asia Plus" news agency.
June 2013: Asian Express Airline (Tajikistan) (TXP) has been granted its Air Operators Certificate (AOC), while at the same time has had its provisional summer schedule approved by the Tajik Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport. Asian Express (TXP) intends to use its 3 A320-200s, 4 ARJ-100s and an ARJ-85 for use on flights to Russia, Europe, and the (UAE). (TXP) is a local initiative and forms part of Tajik Contra Group Holdings; a consortium whose interests include the Kont Investment Bank and the Asian Express Central Bus Terminal situated in down-town Dushanbe. Some consternation over the carrier's planned European routes has arisen following a recent warning by Tajik aviation supremo, Suhrob Jouryaev, that should Tajikistan's crisis-ridden aviation sector fail a scheduled (ICAO) safety audit in November, all Tajik carriers would be banned from flying within the European Union (EU). Asian Express also wet-leases some of its airplanes to Qeshm Airlines ((IATA) Code: QB, based at Tehran Mehrabad) (QES) in Iran.
August 2013: Asian Express Airlines (TXP) is a start-up airline operating domestic, regional and international operations from Dushanbe.
(IATA) Code: KV. (ICAO) Code: TXP.
October 2013: Asian Express Airline (Tajikistan) ((IATA) Code: KV, based at Dushanbe) (TXP) has been designated one of 2 new Tajik carriers able to operate flights from the Central Asian nation to Russia. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, Asian Express Airline (TXP) has been assigned to operate regular flights on on the following return routes: Dushanbe to Volgograd, Dushanbe to Mineralnye Vody, Dushanbe to Nizhniy Novgorod, and Dushanbe to Rostov. Also listed are: Khudzhand to Volgograd, Khudzhand to Mineralnye Vody, Khudzhand to Nizhny Novgorod, and Khudzhand to Rostov-on-Don. Asian Express (TXP) operates a Western fleet of 3 A320-200s, 4 ARJ-100s and 1 ARJ-85.
November 2015: ACCDT: An Asian Express Airlines (TXP) An-12 (EY-406) cargo aircraft has crashed immediately after takeoff November 4 from Juba International Airport, South Sudan, with up to 40 people dead, both in the aircraft and on the ground, according to multiple news media reports.
Photographs from the scene show the elderly Soviet-built Antonov An-12 turboprop to have been completely destroyed. The aircraft wears the Tajikistan registration (EY-406), but appears to carry a tail fin logo of South Sudanese logistics company Allied Services Limited (ASL).
(ASL) operates at least 1 other An-12, according to an October 14 photograph on its Facebook page.
Images ("TXP-2015-11 - ACCDT AN-12.jpg") show the crashed aircraft came down on the banks of the White Nile River, which runs just beyond the SE threshold of the airportís sole 13/31 runway.
A spokesman for South Sudanís President, cited by "Reuters," said the control tower at Juba had told him there were 18 people on board, including a 6-strong foreign crew comprising 5 Armenians and 1 Russian. "Reuters" said that a witness had counted 41 bodies at the crash site.
The An-12, which was built in 1971, is registered to Tajikistan-based Asian Express Airlines (TXP).