Tashkent Airport Reviews

AVERAGE RATING

         

1.6 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 user reviews

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    Tashkent International Terminal

             

    09.08.2016

    (Review by AeroNautique) International – The current facilities appear to be a marked improvement over those described by older reviews, I believe the current Interntional Terminal is a more recent construction. The Terminal itself the usual rectangular open-plan design, sparse but relatively clean. Having said that, the seats show much more wear & tear than would be considered acceptable at a western counterpart. It's not unpleasant but I would advise against sleeping overnight if possible, on the basis that there is really nowhere but the tile floor on which to rest…the existing seats have fixed arm-rests which preclude laying across them. One point to note – the bathroom facilities appear to be a considerable improvement over those described in older reviews, and whilst not spotless I would venture to say that they were cleaner than I usually find the bathrooms at the major Gulf Airports (Dubai etc). There is free WiFi but the signal is very localized…strongest about halfway towards each end of the terminal from where you exit security. It is extremely unreliable, be prepared for constant disconnects and speeds unsuitable for streaming or maintaining a good skype call. There are a couple of small Duty-Free stores with the usual fare and some locals trinkets, prices on par with what you'd pay elsewhere. A couple of food outlets are also located in the air-side area, not a lot of choice but certainly enough if you're only in transit for several hours. There are also charging stations available at several locations around the building for various mobile devices. Processes can be a little disorganized at times, but not too extreme…Tashkent is a little off the beaten track and these places tend to be a little less refined in their procedures but acceptable nonetheless. Security is thorough; shoes and belts off, all electronics out of bags etc. Boarding was via Airside-Bus, there aren't many gates…but this was no different to anywhere else, the Bus had good airconditioning and the ride was very short. Overall, not an unpleasant experience and vastly superior to what those before myself have written about (The older Terminal I believe) but you'll still need a little patience sometimes…and as mentioned above, I do NOT recommend overnighting.

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    Immigration control

             

    06.02.2016

    (Review by jony) Terminal 1 – Immigration officers are rude to local citizens,they check the passport and air ticket who's flying international,and try to demand money illegally,

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    No way

             

    02.09.2015

    Terrible to sleep in. Not very big but noisy, mostly because the staff will be chating and laughting loud all night long. Seats are hard and, at least when I was there, there was an important plague of cockroaches!

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    Tashkent Airport

             

    XX.XX.XX

    This airport is one of Dante's circles of hell. The number one activity is waiting. Every step of the journey, from entering the airport, to checking in, to customs, to getting on the plane, to getting off the plane, passport control, and customs, involves waiting for interminable periods of times, usually in a large mass of people who are pushing and poking you from every angle. Then there is the Uzbek paperwork and the possibility of being pulled into the little room at customs on departure, to be checked for hidden money. The departure is bad, but it is the arrival that makes any resident of Tashkent tremble in fear. Getting out of the airport in an hour is something of a miracle – an event to be boasted about. It is not uncommon for it to take 2 hours to be processed, particularly if several flights have come in at the same time, and always at some ungodly hour of the night. The passport line is often just a mass of people, with everyone cutting in line. The baggage retrieval system is so slow that we suspect that they use donkeys to delivery the bags. And then, bags often arrive damaged. The worst, however, is the Uzbek market ladies, who check about 8 bags each. These women are responsible for the fact that there is no overhead bin space on any flight coming into Tashkent. They also apparently bribe the airlines to take their extra bags, meaning that other people's bags don't make it onto the plane. These women are aggressive in the customs line. They like to take their heavily loaded carts and use them as a battering ram to cut in line. Get stuck behind them in customs and be prepared to wait extra long, while the customs officials opens every one of their bags and then has to be bribed. Meanwhile, official delegations will cut in front of regular passengers, making it take even longer. I can't imagine anything worse than flying into Tashkent's airport.

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    problem at Airport

             

    24.08.2017

    My husband and I were returning home and travelling business class. WE couldn't see a special queue so waited in the very long only queue. When we reached the top we were told that we had to go to the CIP area. This was a bit tricky to find, but found it and presented our ticket. Our passports were taken and we were told we were not on the flight list ( we had confirmed the day before so knew this was incorrect). Our passports were taken and suddenly no-one spoke English and could not explain why we could not have our passports back or board our flight.There was much muttering amongst the staff so eventually my husband rang the travel agent in Australia and said – sort it!. he passed over the phone to one of the staff members who could now understand English and we were given back our passports and allowed to board an almost empty plane.We were totally unaware that a bribe may have been expected. it was quite a worrying experience.

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