|Commenced operations||February 2008|
|Hubs||Dushanbe International Airport|
|Key people||Thomas W. Hallam II (CEO)|
Somon Air is the national carrier in Tajikistan with an office headquartered in Dushanbe. The airline operations are based at Dushanbe International Airport. The airline started operating on February 5, 2008 with regular flights to Moscow.
Somon Air flies to following destinations (as of April 2018):
The Somon Air fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of April 2018):
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).
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.
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