Turkish Airlines launches flights to Samarkand


Turkish Airlines launches flights to Samarkand

Turkish Airlines launches flights to Samarkand

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines started flights from Istanbul to the historic Central Asian city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan on March 16, according to a company announcement. "Samarkand, part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines," the flag carrier said.

"Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and for centuries one of international trade's most important transportation hubs, has become Turkish Airlines' second destination in Uzbekistan after the capital city Tashkent," it said. In a speech at the opening ceremony held at Samarkand Airport, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi hailed the new destination as "one of the most important cities in our civilization."


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