DUSHANBE, November 4, 2013, Asia-Plus -- Dushanbe International Airport (DIA) has considerably replenished its technical equipment stock over the past year.

Mahmadyusuf Shodiyev, a spokesman for DIA, says the ground maintenance unit is one of the largest sub-divisions of DIA and it includes special aircraft maintenance and service platform trucks, mechanized unit and repair depot.

“Over the past year, DIA has purchased two platform service buses, two auto loaders, several airport baggage tractors, excavators, motor graders as well as loading-and-unloading machines manufactured by leading companies of Germany, Italy, France and China,” the spokesman said.  

Dushanbe International Airport is an airport located in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Dushanbe airport is main hub for Tajik Air and Somon Air and Tajik Air also Tajik Air has its head office on the airport property

Work has begun on upgrading facilities at the airport.  To bring the Dushanbe airport up to international air traffic standards, an extension project has been launched to raise the overall space of the international terminal to 11,000 m² with a capacity of 5,000 passengers per hour. This project is being implemented under financial support of France which provided Tajikistan a long-term low interest loan.