Batik Air to launch new Tashkent direct services

A Batik Air Malaysia Boeing 737 MAX approaches to land.
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Starting from December 8 2023, Batik Air will be offering non-stop flights to the iconic city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Kuala Lumpur – Tashkent

With direct flights planned to be operating twice a week, Batik Air allows leisure travellers the flexibility to explore Tashkent and its surroundings at their own pace.

Flight OD751 departs from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) every Wednesday and Friday at 7.30 pm, arriving in Tashkent (TAS) at 9.55 pm.

For the return journey, catch flight OD752 departing from TAS at 11.25 pm and arriving back at KLIA at 9.45 am.

Tashkent: Tradition Meets Modernity

Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, is a city that beautifully blends its ancient Silk Road heritage with the hustle and bustle of modern life. Here, you’ll find a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity waiting to be explored.

Registan Square: Marvel at the majestic beauty of Registan Square, a historic hub adorned with stunning architecture and intricate tilework.


Chorsu Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Chorsu Bazaar, where you can discover a treasure trove of local goods and delicacies.

Hast Imam Square: Seek tranquility amidst the rich history of Hast Imam Square, a place where ancient manuscripts and serene surroundings come together.

Samarkand: A Historical Gem

While you’re in Uzbekistan, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Samarkand, a city steeped in Islamic heritage.

Samarkand offers a deep dive into the traditions, arts, and culture of the Islamic world, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking spiritual connection.

Batik Air Comments

Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, the Group Strategy Director of Batik Air and Lion Group, expressed the airline’s dedication to providing diverse and exciting travel experiences to passengers.

“Tashkent is truly a hidden gem, boasting rich history, distinctive cultures, and welcoming visitors with warm hospitality,” he said.

“In Uzbekistan, the vibrant tapestry of the nation is woven with the threads of diversity, and at its heart lies a resilient Muslim community, constituting three-quarters of its population, whose faith and traditions enrich the cultural fabric.”

A Batik Air aircraft climbs after take off.
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With this new service, Uzbek travelers can explore the beauty of Malaysia and seamlessly connect to exciting destinations within Lion Air Group‘s expanding network in ASEAN, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia & New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia, all via the KLIA hub.

Starting at RM2,553 for Economy Class and RM4,003 for Business Class, Batik Air offers all-inclusive one-way fares to support its new Uzbekistan services.

Flights are set to operate initially using the carrier’s Boeing 737 MAX fleet, before potentially upgrading to the brand-new A330 aircraft.

Batik Air also offers a selection of pre-purchased meals and additional baggage allowance at discounted rates. Additionally, meals and beverages are available for purchase on board all Batik Air flights.

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