Somon Air increases the number of flights from Dushanbe to Istanbul

Tajikistan’s privately owned air carrier, Somon Air, has increased the number of its flights from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to Istanbul, Turkey.

Beginning on May 20, 2018 Somon Air will operate three flights from Dushanbe to Istanbul – on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

It is noted that the time of departure from Dushanbe – 05:30 am local time, departure from Istanbul – at 09:30 pm local time.

Somon Air opened its representative office in Istanbul last month.  The office reportedly represents interests of the air company and passengers at the airport and cooperates with Istanbul authorities on the issues related to operating flights, improving quality of services, ensuring fulfillment of norms and rules set by the air company as well as controlling functioning of the company’s sale and carriage systems.

“The idea of opening a representative office appeared, as a result of a long period of time working with Turkey and with the goal of abandoning remote cooperation, eliminating various interim procedures and optimizing the business process,” said Thomas V. Hallam II, CEO, Somon Air.

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.  The majority of the flights to international destinations are operated 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.

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