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Getting around by air

Flights arrive and depart from Saparmurat Turkmenbashi Airport, approximately 6km from the centre of town.

Within Central Asia, the only flights to Ashgabat are from Almaty (Kazakhstan), operated twice a week by Turkmenistan Airlines. Uzbekistan Airways has linked Ashgabat and Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in both directions every Wednesday for years, but the flight was suspended at the time of research.

Domestic Turkmenistan Airlines flights are heavily subsidised, making the ticket prices amazingly low. Consequently, demand is high and flights need to be booked in advance. Every day there are four flights from Ashgabat to Dashogus (58M), Turkmenabat (60M) and Mary (51M), and three daily flights to Turkmenbashi (65M).


The following airlines fly to/from Turkmenistan and have offices in Ashgabat.