Somon Air

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Somon Air
SomonAir logo final.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
SZ SMR SOMON AIR
Commenced operations February 2008
Hubs Dushanbe International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 24[1]
Headquarters Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Key people Thomas W. Hallam II (CEO)
Website www.somonair.com

Somon Air is the national carrier in Tajikistan with an office headquartered in Dushanbe.[2] The airline operations are based at Dushanbe International Airport. The airline started operating on February 5, 2008 with regular flights to Moscow.

Since formation, Somon Air has been primarily focused on passenger service and transportation to Eastern Europe and other locations. Most flights to international destinations operate from Dushanbe.

Destinations[edit]

Somon Air flies to following destinations (as of April 2018):[1]

City Country Airport Notes
Almaty  Kazakhstan Almaty International Airport
Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport
Dushanbe  Tajikistan Dushanbe International Airport Hub
Frankfurt  Germany Frankfurt Airport
Irkutsk  Russia International Airport Irkutsk
Istanbul  Turkey Atatürk Airport
Kazan  Russia Kazan International Airport
Khujand  Tajikistan Khujand Airport
Krasnodar  Russia Pashkovsky Airport
Krasnoyarsk  Russia Yemelyanovo International Airport
Kulob  Tajikistan Kulob Airport
Moscow  Russia Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Moscow  Russia Vnukovo International Airport
Novosibirsk  Russia Tolmachevo Airport
Orenburg  Russia Orenburg Tsentralny Airport
Saint Petersburg  Russia Pulkovo Airport
Sochi  Russia Adler-Sochi International Airport
Ürümqi  China Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Yekaterinburg  Russia Koltsovo International Airport

Fleet[edit]

The Somon Air fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of April 2018):[3]

Somon Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-300 2 148 148
Boeing 737-800 2 189 189
Boeing 737-900ER 2 16 168 184
Total 6


Flight geography[edit]

At present, the airline operates to a total of 24 destinations. Out of the Dushanbe, Khujand and Kulob airports, Somon Air flies to Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Dubai (U.A.E), Istanbul (Turkey), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Ürümqi (China), the Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Sochi, Yekaterinburg. Every year, the company operates flights to Saudi Arabia during the Hajj season for carriage of pilgrims (Hajis).

International cooperation[edit]

In the new era of globalization and international integration, partnerships between airlines play a major role in developing and expanding the aviation market. In this context, Somon Air is working on signing interline agreements with some of major airlines from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe and Asia.

In early August 2009, Somon Air joined IATA’s (International Air Transport Association) IATA Billing and Settlement Plan. As of January 2013, the airline participates in 14 BSP countries. BSP is a settlement system designed to simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures between passenger sales agents and airlines globally. Nowadays, BSP is used in more than 179 countries and territories worldwide serving over 400 airlines globally.

In April 2013, Somon Air jointed the IATA Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement (MITA). The IATA Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement (MITA) is an agreement where passengers and cargo use a standard traffic document on various transportation modes to reach the final destination on a particular routing. More than 350 of international and domestic airlines worldwide participate in MITA.

In June 2013, Somon Air became the member of IATA Clearing House The IATA Clearing House provides a secured service for an efficient and on-time settling of interline accounts between the world's airlines, airline-associated companies and travel partners.

In September 2017, Somon Air obtained IATA membership.

Somon Air works with companies including DNATA, FRAPORT, THY, and SHELL.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Timetable". www.somonair.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Main Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine.." Somon Air. "Contacts: 40, M.Mastongulov Str. Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 734012"
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 33. 

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