Flights between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to operate for the first time in 25 years


    Without precedent for over two decades, voyagers will soon be capable fly amongst Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Beginning on 20 February, once-week after week flights will work between Dushanbe – the capital city of Tajikistan – and Tashkent – the Uzbek capital.

    Tashkent air terminal, Uzbekistan.

    Tashkent air terminal, Uzbekistan. Picture by Aleksandr Zykov/CC BY-SA 2.0

    All air activity between the neighboring Central Asian nations was suspended in 1992, when the Tajikistani Civil War brought about pressures between the two, and what a few examiners named an ‘undeclared icy war’. In 2016, pressures seemed to straightforwardness taking after the passing of Uzbekistan’s leader, Islam Karimov, and the decision of his successor, President Shavkat Mirziyaev, who guaranteed to enhance relations amongst Uzbekistan and its neighbors.

    Focal Square, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    Focal Square, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Image by Luigi Gaurino/CC BY 2.0

    Somon Air, Tajikistan’s first private aircraft, will at first work week after week flights each Monday. Uzbekistan’s banner transporter, Uzbekistan Airways, arrangements to start flights on the course sooner rather than later if Somon Air’s endeavors demonstrate beneficial.

    A few explorers have taken to online networking to reprimand the new flights, with cost being a specific purpose of conflict. Beginning tickets for the flight were on special for US$190, which faultfinders called attention to is a powerful aggregate in nearby terms. By correlation, the cost to take private or shared taxicabs – as of recently the main transport alternative between the two urban communities – was around US$35 for a restricted. A great part of the higher cost can be credited to weighty airplane terminal expenses imposed by both Dushanbe’s and Tashkent’s air terminals.36

    Be that as it may, different explorers were cheerful to pay more to fly, as they felt the decreased travel time from 10-12 hours via auto to 45 minutes noticeable all around was justified regardless of the higher ticket cost.

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