flydubai to add Service to Namangan in Uzbekistan From September 24, 2022
Updated: Sep 22, 2022
flydubai will launch new twice weekly service between Dubai and Namangan, Uzbekistan starting September 24, 2022, becoming the first UAE offering direct flights to Namangan. The new service is flydubai’s third destination in Uzbekistan, joining Tashkent and Samarkand.
On Tuesday (September 13, 2022), flydubai announced the launch of new twice weekly service between Dubai and Namangan in Uzbekistan from September 24, 2022, becoming the only UAE carrier offering direct service on the route. The new service complements flights to Tashkent, as well as new service to Samarkand, which will start of September 20, 2022. Flights to Namangan International Airport (NMA) will operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport (DXB) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while Samarkand (SKD) flights will operate twice weekly from Terminal 3 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The service to Namangan expands flydubai’s Central Asian network to seven points including Almaty and Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Dushanbe in Tajikistan, as well as Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
In Tuesday’s announcment, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said,
“Uzbekistan has become an emerging market for flydubai and we are delighted to see our network expand there with the start of flights to Namangan and, launching next week, Samarkand. The commencement of our 10 weekly flights to the market will strengthen trade and cultural links between the UAE and Uzbekistan.”
Also commenting on the launch of flights to Uzbekistan, flydubai’s SVP – Commercial Operations and E-Commerce, Jeyhun Efendi, said,
“Central Asia has become a fast-growing market for flydubai where we have seen sustainable demand for travel since starting operations. We look forward to welcoming more travellers from Namangan as they connect to other points in the flydubai network including Jeddah, Madinah and Male.”
Situated in the Fergana Valley, Namangan is the third largest city in Uzbekistan and is an important trade and craft center. The city is well known for its ancient sites, traditional craftmanship and magnificent architecture.
flydubai has grown their network to over 100 destinations across 50 countries in Africa, Central Asia, the Caucuses, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent. The carrier has opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE carrier. Flydubai operates a single fleet type of 68 Boeing 737s.