Qanot Sharq to launch direct flights between Tashkent and Madrid

By Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent October 24, 2023

Qanot Sharq is to launch Tashkent-Madrid-Tashkent flights, Aviacionline has reported with reference to Diio Mi app data.

The flights are to begin on March 9, 2024, namely before the start of the new summer tourism season. The service between the capitals of Uzbekistan and Spain will operate with Airbus A321neo aircraft designed for 202 passengers.

Flights will be operated every week on Saturdays.

The price of a one-way ticket starts at $380 (pricing as of October 24).

Qanot Sharq was established in 1998 as the first private airline in Uzbekistan. During 2003-2012, the company leased IL-76 aircraft from Uzbekistan Airways and operated its own charter flights.

After a relaunch in 2019, Qanot Sharq engaged in charter and then regular passenger transportation. In 2022, the carrier's fleet was replenished with Airbus A321neo aircraft acquired on lease from the American Air Lease Corporation.

Since May 8, the airline has run flights from Samarkand to Tel Aviv. In June, it started operating flights from Samarkand to Istanbul. Soon after it announced plans to run direct charter flights to Cyprus.

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