DUSHANBE, August 11, 2016, Asia-Plus -- Tajik private airline, Somon Air, announces on launching new air routes to the Russian Federation.   

Somon Air has launched air routes from Dushanbe to Novosibirsk and Sochi.  Somon Air will fly to Novosibirsk once a week, on Wednesday.

Flights to Sochi will also be operated once a week, on Thursdays.

The first flight to Novosibirsk will be operated on August 31, and the first flight to Sochi will be operated on September 1.

Besides, Somon Air announces on resuming flights on the Dushanbe-Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-Dushanbe air route.   Somon Air will fly to Bishkek once a week, on Sundays. 

Somon Air is the first private airline in Tajikistan with an office headquartered in Dushanbe.  The airline operations are based at Dushanbe International Airport.  The airline started operating on February 5, 2008 with regular flights to Moscow and Dubai.

Somon Air also serves as the official carrier of President of the Republic of Tajikistan and other Tajikistan high-ranking officials.

Since formation, Somon Air has been primarily focused on passenger service and transportation to Eastern Europe and other locations.  Most flights to international destinations operate from Dushanbe.

The airline uses the Boeing 737 in its fleet.  Somon Air now operates 2 Boeing 737-300s, 2 Boeing 737-800s and 2 Boeing 737-900ERs.

Somon Air now operates to the following destinations: Afghanistan (Kabul); China (Urumqi); Germany (Frankfurt am Main); Kazakhstan (Almaty); Pakistan (Lahore); Russia (Irkuts, Khanty-Mansisysk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Orenburg, St. Petersburg, Nizhnevartovsk, Tuymen and Yekaterinburg); Saudi Arabia (Jeddah); Tajikistan (Khujand); Turkey (Istanbul); Ukraine (Simferopol); and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai).