Flydubai inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Tashkent, becoming the first carrier based in the UAE to offer direct flights to Uzbekistan.The inaugural flight departed on March 11 from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and was welcomed on arrival at Tashkent International Airport (TAS).
On board the inaugural flight was a senior delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) led by H.E.Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy in the UAE. Trade delegation included the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, other business entities and members of the UAE media. On arrival at Tashkent, the delegation was received by the Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Shuhrat Vafaev and H.E. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the UAE to Uzbekistan Mohammed Al Mehairbi.
H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, emphasized on the importance of this step, further pointing out that the country maintains a leading position in the global air transport map and serves as an important center for enhancing global connectivity through its sophisticated international airports and air carriers with world-class reputation and a wide network of destinations. He also stated that the civil aviation sector continues to serve as a major pillar in the vision adopted by the UAE, under the guidance of its leadership, to strengthen economic relations and establish partnerships with various developing countries. This sector is also seen as one of the main channels for increasing trade rates and investments and enhancing tourism and cultural exchange.
The inauguration of flydubai’s direct route between Dubai and Tashkent represents an important step in the move to reinforce economic and trade ties between the two countries–expanding the UAE’s economic partnerships with the Central Asian region and empowering the business community in both countries to intensify communication and visits, which helps create opportunities like establishing projects and commercial exchanges that are mutually beneficial to both UAE and Uzbekistan. Lastly, he commended flydubai’s pioneering role in supporting the UAE’s air link with world-class and new destinations, which in turn, will support the growth of the national economy.
Commenting on the occasion, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “Uzbekistan is an important trade partner for the UAE and the start of flights to Tashkent represents a significant milestone in helping to strengthen commercial ties between us.We are pleased to be the first UAE carrier to launch direct flights between Dubai and Tashkent, opening up another underserved market in Central Asia and supporting Dubai’s vision of creating flows of travel and trade.”
The route to Tashkent will operate five times a week from Terminal 3 at Dubai International and will become a daily service from 31 May 2019. With the start of flights to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia, including flights to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Almaty, Astana and Shymkent in Kazakhstan. flydubai’s growing network expands to more than 90 destinations in 47 countries.
- flydubai flights FZ1941/FZ1942 will operate five times a week between Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and Tashkent International Airport (TAS).
- Business Class return fares from Dubai to Tashkent start at AED 7,980and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage, meals and inflight entertainment. Economy Class return fares from Tashkentto Dubai start at AED 1,635including 20kg checked baggage and a meal.
- Flights can be booked through flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), the official flydubai App, Contact Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops in Tashkent (+998) 90 124 00 40/(+998)90 124 00 50 and (+998) 90 976 55 50 or through their travel partners.