OREANDA-NEWS  The Russian airline Utair has started operating weekly flights from Tyumen to Samarkand since April 30, the press service of the Samarkand airport reports on the Telegram channel.

"As part of the cooperation between Air Marakanda and Utair Airlines, direct flights between Samarkand and Tyumen, a city in Western Siberia of Russia, have been launched for the first time," the message says.

According to the press service, flights will be operated on Tuesdays, the ticket price starts from $ 180.

Earlier, the airport reported that Russian airlines Pobeda, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and Utair will increase the number of flights from Samarkand, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk in the spring and summer season.

In September 2021, Uzbekistan Airports JSC (manages all airports in Uzbekistan) and IP LLC Air Marakanda signed an agreement on the modernization of Samarkand Airport on PPP terms. The project, worth more than $80 million, provides for the comprehensive development of the airport, the construction of airport infrastructure, as well as its operation. The EPC contractor for the modernization is Enter Engineering (registered in Singapore).