Russian air carrier S7 Airlines that stopped flights to Tajikistan on Mach 5 resumed flights to Tajikistan beginning on April 3.
Beginning on n April 3, S7 Airlines operates a once-daily service from the Tajik northern city of Khujand to Moscow. An economy class ticket for the light from Khujand to Moscow costs 2,491.00 somonis (equivalent to 190.00 U.S. dollars), while the economy class ticket for the flight from Moscow to Khujand costs 1,120.00 somonis (equivalent to 86.00 U.S. dollars).
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On April 4, the company resumed a twice-weekly service from Dushanbe to the Russian city of Novosibirsk. The flight will be operated on Mondays and Wednesdays. The economy class ticket for this flight costs 4,327.00 somonis (equivalent to 333.00 U.S. dollars).
On April 5, the company is expected to resume twice-weekly service from Bokhtar, the capital of the Tajik southern province of Khatlon, to Novosibirsk. The flight will be operated on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the economy class ticket for this flight costs 4,412.00 somonis (equivalent to 340.00 U.S. dollars).
Beginning on April 7, S7 Airlines will resume a twice-weekly service from Khujand, the capital of the Tajik northern province of Sughd, to the Russian city of Novosibirsk. The flight will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays and the economy class ticket for this flight costs 4,120.00 somonis (equivalent to 317.00 U.S. dollars).
Tajikistan first privately owned air carrier Somon Air has recently announced the increase in the number of flights from Dushanbe to Moscow and back. The economy class ticket for the flight from Dushanbe to Moscow costs 4,313.00 somonis (equivalent to 300.00 euros) and the economy class ticket for the flight from Mosco to Dushanbe costs 1,869 somonis (equivalent to 130.00 euros). The introduction of the new rate is connected with a seasonal decrease in passenger traffic from Dushanbe to Moscow and seasonal increase in passenger traffic from Moscow to Dushanbe.
S7 Airlines, legally JSC Siberia Airlines is an airline headquartered in Ob, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia, with offices in Moscow. It is a member of the Oneworld alliance. S7 Airlines reportedly operates to almost 150 destinations domestically within Russia and internationally throughout Europe and Asia. As of January 2022, the S7 Airlines fleet consists of 105 aircraft.
Meanwhile, Western media reports say the fate of hundreds of planes leased by Russian airlines from foreign companies grew murkier on March 14 after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law letting the airlines register those planes and continue flying them.
Russian state media reports say the law will let Russian airlines keep their fleets and operate foreign planes on routes within Russia.
According to analytics firm Cirium, Russian airlines have 980 passenger jets in service, of which 777 are leased. Of them, two-thirds, or 515 jets, are rented from foreign firms.
According to ABC News, aviation consultant IBA says S7 topped all Russian airlines with 101 planes on lease from non-Russian entities as of early March.