One of the oldest active airline Tajik Air suspended all flight operations as it faces financial difficulties.
Tajik Air, the national air carrier of Tajikistan, is one of the oldest airline in the world. The first flight was from Bukhara to Dushanbe on 3 September 1924 by a Junkers F.13 aircraft. The first aircraft appeared in the capital two years earlier than the car and five years earlier than the train.
The airline released a press note dated January 4, reveals that until the end of the current IATA winter schedule in March, privately-run Somon Air will take over those passengers who hold tickets for Tajik Air’s flights to Russia. The second press release, dated January 10, said the staff would be taking unpaid long leave with the hope of resuming flight operations.
Tajik Air’s fleet consists of 5 Aircraft of which three are airworthy – a 28 years old Boeing 737-200, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 757-200 and a 32 year old Boeing 767-300. Airline also has taken delivery of a Bombardier CRJ 200, in October, 2018.