Flydubai Set to Spread Wings to Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Flydubai is set to expand its flight offerings in Central Asia with the launch of new scheduled flights to Samarkand in Uzbekistan with effect from 20 September, 2022.
The two-weekly service to Samarkand International Airport (SKD) will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays from Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport (DXB). A Boeing 737 will operate the service.
Emirates will codeshare on the new flydubai's Dubai-Samarkand route, offering passengers more options for connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub.
With the launch of flights to Samarkand, flydubai will grow its operations in the Uzbekistan market to two destinations, including the existing service to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
The launch of operations to Samarkand, will take flydubai's network to 102 destinations served by a fleet of 65 Boeing 737 aircraft, giving passengers from the UAE and the region more reliable and convenient options for travel.
Flydubai currently operates flights to six destinations in Central Asia, including Almaty and Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe in Tajikistan as well as Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to SKD start from AED 8,000 and Economy Class Lite fares start from AED 1,800.
As one of the most ancient cities in the world, Samarkand is believed to be as old as Rome and Athens and an important centre of human civilisation. This culturally rich city was an important crossroad on the Silk Road and is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Samarkand is home to many unique monuments including the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg's Observatory.