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Dubai's flydubai set to launch first flights to Uzbekistan

Five times weekly service between Dubai and Tashkent will start on March 11 and will become a daily operation from May 31

Dubai's flydubai set to launch first flights to Uzbekistan
With the launch of the new direct flights to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia.

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

The five times weekly service between Dubai and Tashkent will start on March 11 and will become a daily operation from May 31, the airline said.

flydubai has been flying to Central Asia since November 2010 with the launch of operations to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, followed by the launch of flights to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan in February 2012, Dushanbe in Tajikistan in April 2013, flights to Almaty in September 2014, Astana in October 2015 and Shymkent in Kazakhstan in 2018.

With the launch of the new direct flights to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: "We are pleased to become the first UAE national carrier to offer direct flights to Tashkent, strengthening ties between the UAE and Uzbekistan via these new direct air links. This creates opportunities for further development of tourism and trade flows.”

The carrier will operate the new route with one of its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from Terminal 3 at Dubai International.

Uzbekistan is known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Tashkent is one of the largest cities in Central Asia, popular for its rich history, architecture and delicious local food.

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