Malaysians will soon get to travel to Tashkent on this local airline

Tashkent is a beautiful city with a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity.

Those who have been looking to travel to Tashkent will soon have another airline to choose from, as Batik Air has announced that it will begin operating direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the capital city of Uzbekistan starting from Dec 8.

Operating twice weekly on Batik Air’s brand-new A330 aircraft, the first flight – OD751 – will depart on Wednesday and Friday from the KL International Airport.

While the inaugural flights will only take off in two months’ time, travellers may now book their seats online via the airline’s website.

Ticket options include Economy and Business Class; travellers may also choose to increase their baggage allowance at discounted rates, or pre-purchase their meals during booking. Alternatively, for the latter, they may purchase the meals and drinks that are available for sale on board all Batik Air flights.

Batik Air will be the first Malaysia-based airline to offer a non-stop Kuala Lumpur-Tashkent route. Currently, the only other airline offering non-stop flights between the two cities is Uzbekistan Airways.

“Tashkent is truly a hidden gem, boasting rich history, distinctive cultures, and welcoming visitors with warm spirit of hospitality,” said Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, group strategy director of Batik Air and Lion Group, in a statement.

He added that the airline’s entry into Tashkent represents a remarkable addition to Batik Air’s extensive network, while serving as testament to its dedication to providing outstanding services and connecting people to diverse destinations across the globe.

Tashkent is a beautiful city with a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity.Tashkent is a beautiful city with a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity.

Dubbed the Land Of The Great Silk Road, Tashkent is a city steeped in history with a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity. Among its must-visit landmarks are Registan Square, Chorsu Bazaar and Hast Imam Square.

Hodophiles visiting Tashkent may also take the opportunity to venture south to Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Samarkand embraces a rich Islamic heritage, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in its vibrant tapestry of Islamic culture, arts and tradition.

Batik Air’s network expansion is welcome news not only for Malaysians but also for Uzbek travellers. The new route offers them the chance to visit Malaysia as well as enjoy seamless connectivity via KLIA to various destinations in Lion Group’s fast-expanding network in ASEAN, the Indian subcontinent, Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and Saudi Arabia.

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