Transportation

Air Astana to launch budget airline for domestic flights

The new FlyArystan is expected to cut domestic airfares by almost half, company representatives say.

In photos: road project aims to connect communities across Central Asia

The World Bank-backed programme aims to restore deteriorating road networks in hopes of better linking the Fergana Valley and connecting population centres and economic hubs.

Kazakhstan holds Russian, Iranian ships for safety violations

Kazakh port authorities have detained four freighters from Russia and Iran on the Caspian Sea for numerous safety violations.

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan resume capital-to-capital bus service

Being able to take a single bus between Tashkent and Bishkek makes the 12-hour-plus journey more convenient, passengers say.

Kazakhstan opens runways for non-stop flights to Europe

The move seeks to ease business and leisure travel for Kazakhstani citizens and to open up the nation's economy.

New Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan bus routes open doors for business, family ties

Bus travel between the two neighbouring countries has restarted after a 17-year hiatus.

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan launch cross-border bus service

The bus service aims to increase citizens' mobility and open the doors for improved bilateral relations.

Uzbekistan hopes to build railway from Mazar-e-Sharif to Herat

An upcoming Tashkent summit of the two countries' presidents could determine the fate of the railway project, say observers.

Major potential seen for Turkmen-Afghan trade on new railway

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway has already brought a number of Turkmen commodities to Afghan markets.

Uzbekistani law enforcement is ready to guard new rail line

A vital new corridor opened June 22.

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