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Friday, 15 March, 2019, 14 : 15 PM [IST]

flydubai to start flights to Uzbekistan with Tashkent inaugural

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 Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, 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 Shuhrat Vafaev, Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, Uzbekistan and Extraordinary and Mohammed Al Mehairbi, Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the UAE to Uzbekistan.

Mansoori emphasised 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 

Commenting on the occasion, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, 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.”

Emirates will codeshare on this route and for bookings under the codeshare Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in Business and Economy class.  The partnership between flydubai and Emirates announced in 2017 has expanded to meet increasing demand as passengers realise the benefits, such as access to an expanded global network, the convenience of travelling on a single ticket with seamless point to point baggage handling, the alignment of the frequent flyer programme and a smooth transfer during transit in Dubai.

The route to Tashkent will operate five times a week from Terminal 3 at Dubai International and will become a daily service from May 31, 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.

Flight Details

flydubai flights FZ1941/FZ1942 will operate five times a week between Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and Tashkent International Airport (TAS).





Flight number

Departure Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

FZ 1941

Dubai International Terminal 3 (DXB)

21:20

Tashkent International Airport (TAS)

01:45

FZ 1942

Tashkent International Airport (TAS)

03:15

Dubai International Terminal 3 (DXB)

06:05

 
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