Flights between Tashkent and Lahore strengthens tourism


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Uzbekistan Airways will resume its flights from Tashkent to Lahore from July 20, 2016. This development was made possible by the efforts of Uzbek Envoy in Islamabad, Furkat Sadiqov, as he is very keen to bring the two brotherly countries closer to each other in all fields of life, especially tourism .

Sources said that the Director of Tourism from Holidays Planners, the company which is serving as General Sales Agent (GSA) for Uzbekistan Airways in Pakistan, Mr. Hamid Mahmood, had a meeting with the officials from Uzbekistan Airways in Tashkent, and it was decided that there would be two flights a week from Lahore to Tashkent starting from July 20. The number of flights can be increased in the future.

The Chief Executive of Holiday Planners, Mr. Naeem, said that flights will not only carry travelers to different destinations around the world from Pakistan, but will also give Pakistani businessmen opportunities to explore the market for their products in Central Asia.

Mr. Naeem said that Uzbekistan was the favorite destination for Pakistan tourists, and they hoped in coming days that tourism will improve between the two countries.

Describing it as a positive development, the experts have said that the Tashkent-Lahore flight was necessary for Pakistan and Uzbekistan. They said that resuming of flights between Tashkent and Lahore will open the door for both the countries to get the most benefit from each other’s expertise in the economic field, as well as energy, trade, and tourism.