Dushanbe (IP) - The third direct flight route between Iran and Tajikistan started on January 31 by "Saman Airline" on the Dushanbe-Tehran-Dushanbe.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's Ambassador to Tajikistan, Mohammad Taghi Saberi, announced it on his Instagram page and wrote: According to the schedule announced by Saman Air, the flight will be once a week on Fridays from Dushanbe International Airport to Imam Khomeini International Airport. 

Previously, Iran's Varesh Airline had launched two weekly direct flights Tehran-Dushanbe-Tehran on Sundays and Mashhad-Dushanbe-Mashhad on Thursdays.

Earlier, Tajik Air and Iran’s Aseman airlines used to operate flights between Mashhad and Dushanbe. The flights stopped operating in 2018.

Thus, those intending to travel between Iran and Tajikistan had to use airports of third countries, which caused higher costs and longer travel time.

Mashhad’s Shahid Hasheminejad Airport is Iran’s second busiest airport after Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport.

Some 180 flights operate in the airport every day on average, which tends to increase to 250 flights in the peak season.

Also, a flight route from the Iranian capital Tehran to Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe and then to Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek was launched on February 3, 2020, by Varesh Airline.

The flight route was Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran to Dushanbe and then to Bishkek at 4 a.m. local time on Mondays every week. 

The return flight operates on the same day weekly at 1 p.m. local time from Bishkek and at 9:30 a.m. local time from Dushanbe.


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