Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, also known as Rosaviatsiya, has issued permits to Irkutsk Airlines (IrAero) to operate flights to Tajikistan.

The Irkutsk Airlines now can operate from seven Russian cities to Dushanbe, Kulob and Khujand, as well as from 14 Russian cities to Bokhtar twice a week. 

The relevant order has been published on Rosaviatsiya’s website on October 30.    

Established in 1999, IrAero is an airline based in Irkutsk, Russia.  It operates domestic and international scheduled passenger services, charter and cargo flights. Its main base is in Irkutsk Airport.

As it had been reported earlier, S7 Airlines, legally JSC Siberia Airlines, will begin operating direct flights to Tajikistan from the Russian city of Tomsk starting from early November this year.   

S7 Airlines, legally JSC Siberia is an airline headquartered in Ob, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia, with offices in Moscow.  As of 2008, it was Russia's largest domestic airline, with its main bases at Domodedovo International Airport and Tolmachevo Airport in Novosibirsk.  It is a member of the Oneworld alliance.

Thus, beginning on November 6, S7 Airlines will start operating flights to Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulob and Bokhtar.  The lights will be operated once a week.  

Besides, Utair resumes flights from the Russian city of Surgut to Tajikistan.  Beginning on November 5, the air company will operate flights from Surgut to Tajikistan twice a week.  

Utair is a Russian airline with its head office at Khanty-Mansiysk Airport, while its hubs are at Surgut International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.  It operates scheduled domestic and some international passenger services, scheduled helicopter services, and extensive charter flights with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in support of the oil and gas industry across western Siberia.