Tajik Air ceases all operations, Somon Air takes over some routes

Tajik Air Boeing 737-522 LY-AWG (msn 26700) DME (OSDU). Image: 904550.

Tajik Air (Dushanbe) on January 14, 2019 ceased all operations after failing to deal with its increasing financial problems.

Top Copyright Photo: Tajik Air Boeing 737-522 LY-AWG (msn 26700) DME (OSDU). Image: 904550.

Tajik Air at the end was operating a Boeing 737-300, a Boeing 757-200 (below) and a Boeing 767-300.

Above Photo: Ercan Karakas.

Competitor Somon Air announced it had taken over the Dushanbe – Moscow (Domodedovo) route on January 3, 2019.

Somon Air released this statement:

Due to suspension of Tajik Air flights on some routes, starting from January 3, 2019 Somon Air began to carry out flights on the route Dushanbe – Moscow (Domodedovo) – Dushanbe, earlier operated by Tajik Air. Thus, in addition to its morning flights to Domodedovo Airport (departure from Dushanbe – 8:00 local time) Somon Air will also operate night flights to Domodedovo (departure from Dushanbe – 20:00). Arrival time at Domodedovo Airport – 22:25, departure time from Moscow is 00:10; arrival to Dushanbe is at 06:10 local time). All flights will be carried out on Boeing 737-800 and -900 aircraft.

Let us remind that Somon Air also operates flights to Zhukovski Airport three times a week – on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Departure from Dushanbe is at 14:30 local time.

Additionally, in the future Somon Air is planning to operate other flights being carried out by Tajik Air – from Dushanbe to Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Surgut and Samara; from Khujand to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Surgut, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg; from Kulob to Moscow, as well as from Bokhtar to Moscow, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg.

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