Tajikistan first privately owned air company, Somon Air, announce the launch of an air route from Dushanbe to Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.  

The first flight on this air route is expected to be operated on April 2.  Until April 19, it will be the once-weekly service being operated on Tuesdays.

Beginning on April 19, Somon Air will operate flights on this air route twice a week  - on Tuesdays and Fridays.    

The company will use Being 737-800 and Boeing 737-900 to operate flights on this air route.

Somon Air is the first private airline 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 and Dubai.  Somon Air also serves as the official carrier of the President of Tajikistan and other Tajikistan high-ranking officials

Somon Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  Somon Air's fleet consists of Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 family aircraft. The company is focused on expanding the route network of air transportation and the fleet, and currently operates regular flights from Tajikistan to China, Germany, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.