flydubai launches flights to Samarkand

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of flights to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with a frequency of twice a week from 20 September. With the addition of flights to Samarkand, flydubai is extending its market reach to two destinations, including the capital city of Tashkent.

Flights to Samarkand International Airport (SKD) will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB) on Tuesdays and Fridays. With the launch of flights to Samarkand, flydubai is expanding its network to 102 destinations served by a fleet of 65 Boeing 737 aircraft, providing passengers from the UAE and the region with a more reliable and convenient travel option.

Hamad Obaidallah, flydubai’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We launched our operations in Uzbekistan in 2019 and were delighted to see the market grow as travel demand recovered. With a total frequency of eight flights per week to Samarkand and Tashkent, we look forward to further supporting trade and cultural ties with the UAE and encouraging more people to visit this beautiful country with rich history and tradition.”

Samarkand is believed to be one of the oldest cities in the world, as old as Rome and Athens, and an important hub of human civilisation. The culturally rich city was an important crossroads on the Silk Road and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Samarkand is home to many unique monuments, including the Registan Mosque and Madrasah, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shahi-Zinda complex and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as the Ulug Beg observatory.

Commenting on the flight launch, Ceyhun Efendi, senior vice president, commercial operations and e-commerce at flydubai, said: “Central Asia is an important and growing market for flydubai. The new flydubai service will provide our customers in Samarkand and the surrounding region with an easier and more efficient way of travelling to the UAE and beyond. We will launch flights twice a week from September and look forward to growing the market further in the future.”

flydubai operates flights to six destinations in Central Asia, including Almaty and Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe in Tajikistan, and Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

Flights are available for booking at flydubai.com, through the official flydubai app, the Dubai Contact Centre at (+971) 600 54 44 45, flydubai Travel Stores or through travel partners.

For the full timetable and fares, please visit: https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/timetable

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