Launch of Flights Between Almaty and Nukus

From 1 June, Uzbekistan Airways will begin operating regular flights between Almaty in Kazakhstan and Nukus, the main city of Uzbekistan’s north-western Karakalpak Autonomous Region.

Flights on a 174-seat A320 aircraft, will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

In welcoming the move, the Ministry of Transport of Kazakhstan said that the new air route would greatly enhance the development of trade, economic and business cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The introduction of the flights will also benefit tourism, making it easier and quicker to visit the region’s renowned Savitsky Museum, home to one of the world’s best collections of Soviet art; the Muynak Ship Cemetery on the fast-disappearing Aral Sea, and the ancient city of Mizdakhan.

The total number of international flights from Kazakhstan now stands at 567 per week on 121 air routes, including direct flights to 28 countries.

 

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