After recording a total trade volume of USD 110.3 million in 2017, the UAE and Uzbekistan signed an agreement in 2018 to set up a USD 1 billion investment fund to aid the promotion of economic cooperation and increase flows of trade and tourism.
Located on the ancient Silk Road, Uzbekistan is known for its rich history and beautiful mosques, madrasas and mausoleums. Its capital Tashkent is one of the largest cities in Central Asia presenting visitors with a diverse architecture of classical monuments and 12th century mosques. Only a few hours from Tashkent, travellers can visit Samarkand, another main city on the Silk Road, which is known for its landmark Islamic sights.
Emirates will codeshare on this route and for bookings under the codeshare Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in Business and Economy class. The partnership between flydubai and Emirates announced in 2017 has expanded to meet increasing demand as passengers realise the benefits, such as access to an expanded global network, the convenience of travelling on a single ticket with seamless point to point baggage handling, the alignment of the frequent flyer programme and a smooth transfer during transit in Dubai.
The route to Tashkent will operate five times a week from Terminal 3 at Dubai International and will become a daily service from 31 May 2019. With the start of flights to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia, including flights to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Almaty, Astana and Shymkent in Kazakhstan. flydubai’s growing network expands to more than 90 destinations in 47 countries.
flydubai flights FZ1941/FZ1942 will operate five times a week between Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and Tashkent International Airport (TAS).
Business Class return fares from Dubai to Tashkent start at AED 7,980 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage, meals and inflight entertainment. Economy Class return fares from Tashkent to Dubai start at AED 1,635 including 20kg checked baggage and a meal.