Turkish Airlines adds Samarkand to flight network

Turkish Airlines adds Samarkand to flight network
Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi along with others at the launch of the new route.
Updated 25 March 2018

Turkish Airlines adds Samarkand to flight network

Turkish Airlines adds Samarkand to flight network

Samarkand has been added to the flight network of Turkish Airlines and becomes the 302nd destination offered by the carrier.
The city was recently designated as a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and one of the most important transportation lines of world trade for centuries, is the second destination of Turkish Airlines to be operated in Uzbekistan after the capital city of Tashkent.
In a speech at the launch ceremony of the new route at the Samarkand International Airport, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said: “We have launched flights to Samarkand, one of the most important cities of our civilization, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests will be able to fly to Samarkand from 121 countries through direct flights.”
He added: “I believe that this pearl city, which hosts numerous madrasas (schools), mosques, museums, tombs, observatories and architectural masterpieces, will progress in tourism in a short time. Also, we are glad to serve this city that is the eternal resting place of several historical figures and scholars.”
Ekşi underlined the strong ties between the two countries since the beginning of operations of the Turkish Airlines flights to Uzbekistan in 1992.
The carrier is operating flights to Tashkent seven times a week and will operate Samarkand flights twice weekly.
Round trip fares from Istanbul to Samarkand start from $364, including taxes and fees.