Turkmenistan Airline will increase the number of Ashgabat Kazan (Russian Federation) flights and will open new flights to Southeastern Asia and Arabian Peninsula.
Additional Boeing 737800 flight to the capital of Tatarstan will be held from July 3 to September 11. It will depart from Ashgabat on Wednesdays at 06:25.
This year, civil aviators of the country plans to expand the geography of regular international flights. Specialists of Turkmenhowayollary Agency negotiates on opening of direct flights with the states of Asian Pacific region. The first Ashgabat Tokyo Ashgabat flight has been opened. State Tourists Company Ashgabatsyyahat together with Turkmenhowayollary Agency developed an exclusive tour for the tourists from Japan, which is planned on June 26 30.
Further development of air connection with the countries of Asian Pacific, Southeastern Asia and Arabian Peninsula is related to the use of latest aircraft long distance super modern Boeing 777200LR. This comfortable aircraft will make flights to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) and to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
Aviators plan to sue favourable geographic location of the capital of Turkmenistan for organization of transit of tourists who go to religious sanctuaries of Southeastern Asia and back. Turkmen airlines will take the passengers from Ashgabat to Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which seaport takes the main flow of the pilgrims who go for haj to Makkah and Medina.
At present time, the flights, which allow the tourists from Europe, Turkey, CIS countries, Thailand and Vietnam making flights to Arabian Peninsula via Ashgabat International Airport, are under development. These flights can be connected with the flights to Turkmen capital from Germany, France, England, Russia and Turkey, which will make comfortable transit for air travellers. New flights will be open this November.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper