(01 Jun 2021) Air Astana has confirmed that it will launch flights to the ancient city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan this month.
The airline will operate two direct flights per week between Almaty and Samarkand on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The service is scheduled to take on 9 June 2021 and will be operated by Airbus A321 aircraft.
Samarkand will become Air Astana’s second destination in Uzbekistan, with direct flights to Tashkent, the country’s capital, having been operated since 2010.
On Wednesdays, the flight will depart from Almaty at 15:40 and arrive in Samarkand at 16:15, with the return flight departing at 17:45 and arriving in Almaty at 20:20.
On Sundays, the flight will depart from Almaty at 11:20 and arrive in Samarkand at 11:55. The return leg is scheduled to depart at 13:25 and arrive in Almaty at 16:00. All times local.
Return airfares, including fees, start from US$163 in economy class and from US$518 in business class.
Passengers are strongly advised to familiarize themselves in advance with entry and transit requirements for travel between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.