SOMAN AIR Tajikistan connects Lahore Pakistan with two weekly flights from May 6
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Pakistan will be connected again with Central Asia through passengers as well as cargo air flights from May 6, 2016 as SOMON AIR of Tajikistan is going to start its operations between Dushanbe and Lahore. SOMON AIR will operate two weekly on Monday and Friday. One and half hour flight will depart 2020 hours on every Friday from Dushanbe.
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.
Somon Air started operations by wet-leasing a Boeing 737-800. Now the airline owns two Boeing 737-800s. In the spring of 2010, the company wet-leased a third Boeing 737-800. In the fall of 2011, the airline obtained two new 737-900ER aircraft from Boeing. Somon Air is the first airline in Central Asia and CIS to operate 737-900 family aircraft.
In line with its strategic policy, Somon Air is rapidly expanding the airline’s flight network. At present, the airline operates to a total of 22 destinations. Out of the Dushanbe airport, Somon Air flies to Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Dubai (U.A.E), Istanbul (Turkey), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Ürümqi (China), the Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, and the northern Tajik city of Khujand. Additionally, there are regular flights out of the city of Khujand to Krasnoyarsk and St. Petersburg. Every year, the company operates flights to Saudi Arabia during the Hajj season for carriage of pilgrims (Hajis).
In addition, Somon Air is closely cooperating with such well-known companies as DNATA, FRAPORT, THY, SHELL etc.