DUSHANBE, October 23, 2015, Asia-Plus – Tajik private air carrier, Somon Air, has launched a twice weekly service between Dushanbe and the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.

The flight will be operated on Fridays and Sundays and a ticket for it costs 545.00 somoni.  A round trip ticket for this flight costs 760.00 somoni.

Meanwhile, Somon Air also plans to increase the number flights from Dushanbe to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and St. Petersburg (Russia) and from Khujand to St. Petersburg (Russia).

Somon Air is the first private airline in Tajikistan with an office headquartered in Dushanbe.  The airline operations are based at Dushanbe International Airport.  The airline started operating on February 5, 2008 with regular flights to Moscow and Dubai.

Somon Air also serves as the official carrier of President of the Republic of Tajikistan and other Tajikistan high-ranking officials.

Since formation, Somon Air has been primarily focused on passenger service and transportation to Eastern Europe and other locations.  Most flights to international destinations operate from Dushanbe.

The airline uses the Boeing 737 in its fleet.  Somon Air now operates 2 Boeing 737-300s, 2 Boeing 737-800s and 2 Boeing 737-900ERs.

Somon Air now operates to the following destinations: China (Urumqi); Germany (Frankfurt am Main); Kazakhstan (Almaty); Russia (Irkuts, Khanty-Mansisysk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Orenburg, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Nizhnevartovsk, Novosibirsk, Tuymen and Yekaterinburg); Saudi Arabia (Jeddah); Tajikistan (Khujand); Turkey (Istanbul); Ukraine (Simferopol); and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai).