flydubai celebrated the launch of its flights to the Uzbek city of Samarkand, becoming the first national airline to fly direct from Dubai to this historic city.
The company will operate two weekly flights to Samarkand from Dubai International Airport, to Samarkand International Airport. With the start of flights to this city, flydubai has expanded its network in Central Asia to seven destinations served by a fleet of 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, giving travelers from the UAE and GCC more opportunities to travel.
The first flydubai flight landed at Samarkand International Airport, where it was greeted by traditional water sprinklers. For the company Ghaith Al Ghaith.
During the press conference, Ghaith Al Ghaith reaffirmed flydubai’s commitment to opening unserved markets and strengthening Dubai-UAE ties with this region. “We are pleased to see our network in Uzbekistan grow with the launch of flights to Samarkand,” he said. Since 2019, when we first started our operations in Uzbekistan, we have seen sustained demand and we are confident that the launch of our second destination will provide our passengers with more flexible travel options.”
Al Ghaith added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Minister of Transport, the Governor of Samarkand Region and the Chief of Airports of Uzbekistan for their support and we look forward to a long and successful relationship in the future.”
Girat Nematov said: “The opening of the new line between Samarkand and Dubai will have a positive impact on the entire Samarkand region. Through our cooperation with our partners in (flydubai), we will establish a direct connection between Samarkand International Airport and a of the largest and most vibrant economic centers in the world. We at (Air Maracanda) welcome flydubai and we always reaffirm our commitment to deliver the best travel experience for passengers between Dubai and Samarkand.”
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