flydubai resumes flights to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan

by Tanvir Awan
flydubai resumes flights to Ashgabat

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced to resume the flights operations to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, from January 23, 2023.

Flights to Ashgabat International Airport (ASB) will commence with a twice-weekly service from next year.

With the resumption of flights to Ashgabat, the Dubai-based carrier has expanded its network of nine points in in five countries of Central Asia. The  destinations includes:

  • Almaty
  • Ashgabat
  • Astana
  • Bishkek
  • Dushanbe
  • Namangan
  • Osh
  • Samarkand
  • Tashkent

From January 2023 onwards, flydubai will also commence its flights to seven new destinations, growing its network to 116 destinations in 53 countries.

flydubai new destinations

  • Cagliari
  • Corfu
  • Gan
  • Krabi
  • Milan Bergamo
  • Pattaya
  • St Petersburg

Flight details

Flights between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Ashgabat International Airport (ASB) will operate on Mondays and Thursdays.

Emirates airline will codeshare on this route offering travellers more options to connect through Dubai’s international aviation hub.

Flydubai’s return Business Class fares from DXB to ASB start from Dhs7,350. Economy Class Lite fares start from Dhs2,430.

Return Business Class fares from ASB to DXB start from $2,000. Economy Class Lite fares start from $660.

About Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan

Ashgabat is the largest city in Turkmenistan. The city is a major transportation hub in the region, with an international airport and a railway connecting it to other cities in Central Asia and beyond.

Ashgabat was founded in the 19th century as a small oasis town, and it has grown rapidly in recent decades, particularly since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Today, it is a modern city with a mix of traditional and modern architecture. It is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, parks, and gardens, as well as its many museums, theaters, and cultural centers.

Ashgabat is a hub of business and commerce in Turkmenistan, and it is home to many international companies. It is also a popular tourist destination, with a number of hotels, restaurants, and other attractions for visitors.


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