The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) on February 7th said it is working to provide $100m in funding to Tajikistan’s Somon Air, so that the national air carrier can acquire two Boeing 737 aircraft.
Somon Air plans to procure two Boeings in 2024. The airline’s passenger traffic has been on the rise since 2020 and surpassed pre-pandemic levels last year, reaching 787,600 passengers in 2023 compared with 672,500 in 2019.
Presently Somon Air operates its primary passenger flights with a fleet consisting of six Boeing 737 aircraft of various modifications.
EDB is a multilateral development bank with member countries including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.