Tashkent to become IndiGo’s newest Central Asian gateway

An IndiGo Airbus A320neo climbs after takeoff.
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IndiGo, the major Indian low-cost airline, is set to make its mark on Central Asia with the inauguration of a new route. The airline is expanding its global reach by introducing Tashkent, Uzbekistan as its 31st international destination and 110th overall.

Commencing operations on September 22, 2023, IndiGo will offer the convenience of four weekly non-stop flights connecting Delhi and Tashkent.

The latest network addition responds to the growing travel demand to this vibrant metropolis, offering not only enhanced trade opportunities but also strengthening the economic and cultural ties between India and Uzbekistan.

Embracing Tashkent’s Rich Heritage

Vinay Malhotra, the Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, shared his excitement about this significant addition to the airline’s expanding network.

“We are delighted to introduce Tashkent, the captivating capital and the largest city of Uzbekistan, as our 31st international destination within the 6E network,” he stated.

With a rich cultural heritage and being a significant stop along the historical Great Silk Trade-Route, Tashkent is a city that beckons travelers with its tapestry of timeless wonders right in the heart of Central Asia.


A Gateway to Central Asia

Nestled in northeastern Uzbekistan, near the border with Kazakhstan, Tashkent serves as a gateway to a world of enchanting experiences for Indian travelers. The city’s charm extends beyond its cultural allure, fostering enriching ties of commerce and culture between the two nations.

Tashkent, the captivating capital of Uzbekistan, is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, boasting a plethora of fascinating museums and exhibition halls. This cultural haven offers diverse collections and expositions that cater to various interests.

The city itself presents a mesmerizing blend of both modern and Soviet-era architecture, creating a unique atmosphere that mirrors its diverse heritage.

Paying homage to the nation’s rich history, the State Museum of History stands as a testament to Uzbekistan’s evolution from the early Paleolithic period to the present day.

Another gem is the Amir Timur Museum, where precious manuscripts, weapons, and other relics from the Timurid dynasty are beautifully preserved.

A Skyline of Breathtaking Views

Dominating the city’s skyline is the iconic Tashkent Tower, a towering structure that offers visitors breathtaking panoramic views from its observation deck.

This vantage point provides an opportunity to take in the sprawling beauty of Tashkent from a unique perspective, capturing the essence of the city’s dynamic energy.

As travelers venture through Tashkent, they are greeted by a myriad of historical and cultural landmarks that paint a vivid picture of the city’s rich past and promising future.

The bustling Chorsu Bazaar invites exploration, showcasing local life and offering a taste of Uzbekistan’s vibrant marketplace culture. The elegant Minor Mosque stands as a testament to the city’s architectural grandeur, while the Museum of Applied Arts celebrates artistic expression through its diverse exhibits.

Among Tashkent’s monumental attractions is the impressive Amir Temur Square, a sprawling plaza paying tribute to the legacy of Amir Timur, the Turco-Mongol conqueror.

This square serves as a central hub for both locals and visitors, embodying the city’s historical significance and cultural pride.

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