China Southern now serves all Central Asian republics from Urumqi
On 12 July, China Southern resumed services to Tashkent (TAS) from Urumqi (URC) in the north-western Chinese region of Xinjiang Uyghur, and now offers a total of 15 international destinations from the airport. Weekly services are now operated using 737-200 equipment. The Uzbek capital was previously served by China Southern, but flights on the 1,500-kilometre route were discontinued in April 2010 owing to bilateral issues. Currently, there is no competition on the route, but Uzbekistan Airways are also expected to resume services shortly.