Dushanbe-Bukhara flights resume after quarter-century


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.

Since April 2017, as ties improved between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, flights have resumed between Dushanbe and Tashkent and between Dushanbe and Samarkand.

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.

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