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Somon Air is the national air carrier of Tajikistan, which has been successfully operating on the international market since 2008 and is the only airline in the country that joined the IATA (International Air Transport Association).

International air transportation is the main activity of the airline. The basic airport is the Dushanbe International Airport; the Khujand International Airport is additionally operated.

In the fleet of the airline, there are Boeing 737-800 and -900 aircraft. All of them have been named in honor of national heroes and historical figures of Tajikistan.

The maximum level of flight safety and high standards of service quality are the indisputable priorities for Somon Air.

The company is focused on sustainable growth, expansion of route network and airline’s fleet. Somon Air utilizes modern technologies in operation and is open to innovations.

To date, the airline has successfully operated regular flights from Tajikistan to 25 destinations, in particular to Germany, the UAE, Turkey, China, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Somon Air operated its first flight in February 2008 on the Dushanbe-Moscow route on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

In 2011, the airline took delivery of its first new Boeing 737-900 aircraft from manufacturer.

In May 2015, the airline received the “High Technical On-Time Performance” award from the Boeing Company in recognition of the timely preparation of aircrafts for flight operations. On May 20, 2016 Somon Air accomplished probably the most significant achievement in its short history - successful completion of IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

In October 2016 the airline achieved another accomplishment – received an official permit from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to apply for individual rights on an ongoing basis to fly to the European Union, within and from the EU.

May 2017 was the point of time when the airline conformed the successful completion of the international operational safety audit according to the standards of International Air Transport Association (IATA), and received the enhanced IOSA certificate.

The latest significant achievement in the history of the airline’s successes was membership in IATA. In September 2017, Somon Air was the first in Tajikistan, which officially joined the International Air Transport Association.

In July 2019, Somon Air became an official participant of the MITA (Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreements) for cargo transportation.

In July 2019, Somon Air opened an Aviation Training Center for aviation specialists at its headquarters in Dushanbe.

On 18 June 2021 the first independent flight of the only female pilot of Somon Air, Tatyana Afenteva, took place. Tatyana successfully completed the flight as a co-pilot on a regular flight on the Dushanbe-Tashkent-Dushanbe route.

In 2022, Somon Air received two Boeing 737-800 aircraft on operating lease from one of the largest USA based leasing companies - ACG.