DUSHANBE -- Somon Air of Tajikistan Monday (August 6) flew from Dushanbe to Bukhara, the first commercial flight serving that city pair in more than a quarter century, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported that day.
Flights between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan ended in 1992 after the Tajik civil war erupted.
The frequency of the Dushanbe-Bukhara flights was not reported. Presently they cost 485 TJS ($51) each way, according to RFE/RL's Tajik service. Tajik and Uzbek airlines are reportedly contemplating offering flights between Uzbek cities and the Tajik cities of Bokhtar and Kulyab.