Somon Air expected to operate 140 charter flights from Russian to Tajikistan until the end of December

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“Until the end of December, Somon Air will operate more than 140 charter flights from various cities of the Russian Federation to Tajikistan,” Ikrom Subhonzoda, Director of the Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan, told Asia-Plus in an Interview Wednesday morning.


According to him, the preliminary list of charter flights will be published today.


Recall, tickets for charter flights went on sale in the second half of November.  It was noted that time that Somon Air would operate charter flights from Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, and Surgut.


Meanwhile, negotiations between the civil aviation authorities of Tajikistan and Russia on resumption of regular flight are still under way.


Recall, air traffic between Tajikistan and Russia has been suspended since March 20, 2020.


Tajik authorities have suspended all international flights.  Tajikistan closed all its airports at midnight on March 19-20 due to the coronavirus concerns.  Only charters flights to repatriate Tajik nationals stranded in foreign countries due to the coronavirus crisis have been operated so far.


During the period from April through October, about 70,000 Tajik nationals were reportedly brought home by charter flights.


To-date, Tajikistan has resumed regular flights to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Istanbul (Turkey).

Source: Asia Plus