Somon Air joined the 25 by 2025 campaign organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This campaign kicked off in September 2019. The goal is to promote gender diversity in the aviation industry.
At the end of the campaign it is expected that there will be an increase in the number of women in leadership positions and under-represented areas. It is expected to be an increase of 25% compared with the current numbers or to a minimum 25% of all employees by 2025. The first steps in implementing this program will be shared during the roundtable discussion in Paris organized by IATA in May 2020. According to official statistics, currently only 8% of pilots in the world are women, and the number of women - general directors in the aviation industry is merely 3%.
Thomas W. Hallam II, Somon Air CEO, emphasized the importance of participating in the action 25 by 2025: “I consider it a great idea to increase the role and importance of women in society. This initiative echoes the views of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, respected Emomali Rahmon, who always pays special attention to the participation of women in the public and political life of the republic. Determining the place and role of women in society is one of the pressing issues of our time. A popular metaphor is the “glass ceiling”: an invisible but real barrier that a woman leader encounters when trying to reach the pinnacles of success. And the main obstacle is in relation to others. Promotion of women should be considered at present as an instrument of stable and sustainable development of society.”
To date, Somon Air has successfully operated flights from Tajikistan to Germany, the UAE, Turkey, China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The airline fleet consists of Boeing 737-300, -800 and -900 aircraft and Airbus H125 helicopter.
The Russian Federation, following a recommendation of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has announced the restricted entry for foreign citizens and stateless persons from 18 March - 01 May 2020. This forces Somon Air to reduce the number of flights to destinations in the Russian Federation. However, Somon Air will make every effort to operate flights where and when possible.
During the restricted period the Russian Federation only permits its citizens to be transported, together with a certain category of persons, such as: employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the Russian Federation, drivers of cars of international automobile traffic, airline, ship and river crews, train and locomotive staff operating the international railway traffic, members of official delegations and persons holding diplomatic, official, ordinary private visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, persons permanently residing in the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as persons traveling in transit via air border crossing points.
On flights from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Tajikistan all passengers are permitted, except for passengers coming from China, Iran, Afghanistan, Italy, South Korea or passengers who visited these countries within the past 14 days.
Additionally, and to pretend the spreading of the Coronavirus within Tajikistan, all passengers arriving in the Republic of Tajikistan from France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and USA via direct or transit flights will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, according to the decree of the Chief State Sanitary Inspector of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Passenger tickets will be fully refunded where purchased, or, at the request of the passengers, the tickets can be reissued at a later date.
For further information, please contact Somon Air call center - 44-640-40-49, 44-640-40-50, email@example.com
Recall that earlier the airline was also forced to suspend flights to Urumqi, Frankfurt, Delhi, Dubai, Tashkent and Almaty.
According to the instructions of the Civil Aviation Agency under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, in order to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus infection and ensure the safety of citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan, Somon Air has temporarily suspended all international flights from / to Tajikistan from March 20, 2020. Passengers of canceled flights may apply for a return of their tickets or exchange at a later date at the place of purchase. For more information, please contact the airline’s call center - 44-640-40-49, 44-640-40-50, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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