Kuala Lumpur, 5 October 2023 - Batik Air is proud to announce its latest network expansion, introducing non-stop flights to the captivating destination of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Commencing on 8 December 2023, travellers will have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural tapestry and historical wonders of Uzbekistan like never before.

Operating twice weekly, this new route offers travellers unparalleled convenience, enabling them to explore the enchanting beauty of Tashkent and the surrounding regions.

Flight OD751 will depart from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) every Wednesday and Friday at 7.30 pm to arrive Tashkent (TAS) at 9.55pm. The return flight, OD752, will depart TAS at 11.25pm and arrive in KLIA at 9.45am.

Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, is a city steeped in history and brimming with vibrant multi-ethnic cultures. From its ancient Silk Road heritage to its modern, bustling streets, Tashkent offers a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity.

Travellers can explore the city's iconic landmarks, including the majestic Registan Square, the intricate beauty of Chorsu Bazaar, and the tranquil serenity of Hast Imam Square. This new route promises a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the heart of Central Asia.

Nestled in close proximity to Tashkent, Samarkand beckons travelers with an irresistible allure, making it an essential stop for those yearning to uncover the treasures of this region. Embracing a rich Islamic heritage, Samarkand seamlessly immerses visitors in the vibrant tapestry of Islamic traditions, arts, and culture. This experience resonates deeply with history aficionados and seekers of spiritual connection alike.

Group Strategy Director of Batik Air and Lion Group, Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy said that this expansion aligns with the airline’s commitment to offering diverse and exciting travel experiences to passengers.

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

He added that Batik Air's entry into Tashkent represents not only a remarkable addition to their extensive network but also a testament to their dedication to providing exceptional services and connecting people to captivating destinations worldwide.

This new service offers Uzbek travellers to visit beautiful Malaysia and also enjoy seamless connectivity to exciting destinations in our Lion Air Group’s fast-expanding network in ASEAN, Indian Subcontinent, Australia & New Zealand and Saudi Arabia, via the KLIA hub.

Starting at an enticing RM2,553 for Economy Class and RM4,003 for Business Class – these lead-in prices offer all-inclusive one-way fares. Operated aboard our brand-new A330 aircraft, passengers are guaranteed a seamless and comfortable journey to this enchanting destination.

Batik Air also offers a selection of pre-purchased meals and additional baggage allowance at discounted rates. Meals and drinks are also available for sale on-board in all Batik Air flights.

Seats are now available for purchase through Batik Air website. Travellers are encouraged to seize this opportunity to be among the first to experience the magic of Tashkent with Batik Air's renowned service.

As the countdown begins to 8 December 2023, Batik Air invites travellers to explore the wonders of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and embark on a journey of discovery like no other. Book your flights today and prepare to embark on a memorable adventure with Batik Air.

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