Turkish Airlines Adds Bukhara, Uzbekistan to Its Network

Turkish Airlines has announced the addition of a new destination to its network. The airline launched operations to Bukhara, the ancient city of Central Asia, recognized as a World Heritage Center by UNESCO for its rich history spanning more than 2,500 years.

Turkish Airlines flight TK266, operated onboard an Airbus A321neo aircraft, landed in Bukhara for the first time on June 7 and was welcomed with a water salute. During the ceremony held at Bukhara International Airport, Bilal Ekşi, general manager of Turkish Airlines, said: “We are happy to add Bukhara, the city that invites travelers to a historical journey. Our flights to the city that lives past and present supports the economic and sentimental ties between Türkiye and Uzbekistan and ensures Uzbekistan’s historical streets are even more accessible to travelers from around the world.”

Roundtrip flights between Istanbul Airport and Bukhara International Airport are available twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) and will depart from Istanbul Airport at 1:30 a.m. and from Bukhara International Airport at 9:10 a.m.

As one of three cities in the world holding the title of Kubbet-ül İslam (Domes of Islam), Bukhara drew the interest of millions of travelers over the course of history with its culture and Islamic influence. Strengthening its ties to the Turkish-Islamic world, Türkiye aims to increase tourist influx to the region with flight services by the flag carrier.

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