Beginning on March 7, Nordwind Airlines will launch a new air route connecting the Tajik northern city of Khujand and Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Boshkortastan Republic.

The press center of Ufa International Airport says the airline will use Boeing 737-800 to operate this flight twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.   

Currently, five Russian air carriers operate flights from Russia to Tajikistan, namely Utair, Ural Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, S7 Airlines and Yamal Airlines.  

Russian airlines reportedly account for 88 percent of flights operated between Russia and Tajikistan.   

Nordwind Airlines, LLC is a Russian leisure airline. The company is headquartered in Moscow, and its hub is at Sheremetyevo International Airport.  Nordwind Airlines primarily operates service between airports in Russia and holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Founded in August 2008 by the Russian and Turkish branches of tour operator Pegas Touristik, Nordwind initially operated three Boeing 757-200s

As of January 2024, Nordwind Airlines fleet has reportedly comprised the following aircraft: 5 Airbus A321-200s; 2 Airbus A32s; 2 Airbus A330-200s; 3 Airbus A330-300s; 11 Boeing 737-800s; 2 Boeing 777-200ERs; and 2 Boeing 777-300ERs