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Wednesday, 27 November, 2019, 16 : 00 PM [IST]

Somon Air to start Delhi-Dushanbe non-stop flights from Dec 1

Appoints Bird Group as GSA in India
Somon Air, national air carrier of Tajikistan, has appointed Bird Travels Private Ltd, the Airline Management Services arm of Bird Group, as its local representative in India. The airline is planning to start operations from Delhi to Dushanbe, Tajikistan on December 1, 2019 with two flights per week.

The non-stop flight between New Delhi and Dushanbe will be around two and half hours of duration. The flight schedule and fares are already filed in the GDS. To date, the airline has successfully operated regular flights from Tajikistan to 22 destinations, and is now planning to increase its footprint.

“Somon Air is happy to announce the inauguration of the flight from Dushanbe to Delhi and back. This operation will further strengthen the relations between Tajikistan and India, and contribute to the development of the trade and the economy between these two countries, including the transit potential and the tourism industry of Tajikistan. The Republic of Tajikistan has committed the next few years for further development of tourism in Tajikistan. In turn, with the opening of this route Tajik citizens will have the opportunity to fly non-stop to incredible India, a country rich of history and culture. With this new route to Delhi Somon Air expands its network and the flight to Delhi will be the 23rd destination to which the airline is operating”, Abdulkosim Valiev, Commercial Director, Somon Air said.

With over 45 years of experience, Bird Group is one of India’s leading travel management companies, well-positioned in the important Indian cities with a team of seasoned marketing professionals. “We are very delighted to be associated with Somon Air as their exclusive GSA in India and are confident that together both organizations will have a long & successful partnership. Reinforcing the airline’s commitment and growing confidence in the market, Bird Travels is happy to take up the challenge and responsibility for all the airline's sales, marketing and ticketing activities in India" said Vijay Bhatia, President, Bird Group.

Somon Air has been operating in the international market since 2008 and is the only airline in Tajikistan that joined the IATA (International Air Transport Association).

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