Direct flight btw Astana and Dushanbe has been launched
Flights to the capital city of Tajikistan will run twice a week on Fridays and Sundays.
The first-ever direct flights will link the capital cities of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
The first flight will be December 14, that will take 1.5 hours. The one-way ticket will cost KZT44 thousand and above.
"Today we are to present a new international direction Astana-Dushanbe. I would like to note that this year the airline has already launched 8 new directions, including international ones. According to the head of state, the development of tourism and routes is key to Kazakhstan. The airline conducts annual work on the route network expansion programme. The first flight will be launched tomorrow on a CRJ 200 aircraft on December 14 at 00.15 a.m. The flights will run twice a week on Fridays and Sundays. The one-way ticket costs KZT44 thousand and above, and it is over KZT86 thousand with a return ticket. I believe that it will be convenient and will increase business activities to develop business. It will also present an opportunity to the Kazakh citizens to visit the capital city of Tajikistan, and the Tajik people to visit the capital city of Kazakhstan. Convenient connecting flights with a number of cities of Kazakhstan are provided. In the near future, the airline works to connect this flight to international directions. I hope that those planning to take a flight to Tajikistan will use this opportunity," said Commerce Vice President at SCAT Airline Nikolay Buryakov.
The flight will be conveniently connected to such cities as Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, and Ust-Kamanogorsk. The capacity is 50 sits. For convenience, the airline will obtain a Boeing 737 with a capacity of 120-140 sits during summer flights.
"A cycle to connect Astana with all capital cities of the CIS states has been completed with the flight Astana-Dushanbe. Basically, we had direct flights will all our neighboring states, including the flight to Dushanbe on which we worked a lot, wanted to achieve, negotiated a lot. Today we hold an official presentation of the flight Astana-Dushanbe belonging to SCAT Airline, and I wish this flight will be further developed. We work to increase the capacity and number of flights. In December, we have negotiations scheduled with colleagues from the aviation administration of Tajikistan to increase their number based on the existing grounds, the open flight, as it has a huge potential for direct and transit flights. Over several years, the number of a million transit passengers through the airports of Kazakhstan has been reached. The opening of this flight played a significant role in this process," said Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan Talgat Lastayev.