Formed in 2006 and started operations in 2008. Regional, & international, scheduled, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
40 Jitova Street
734003 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Tajikistan (the Republic of Tajikistan) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 143,100 sq km, its population is 7 million, its capital city is Dushanbe, and its official language is Tadzhik.
October 2006: Somon Air (SML) received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
January 2008: Established by Tajikstani and USA interests through Bank Somon Capital.
March 2008: Launched scheduled services between Dushanbe and Moscow using a 737-86N (32735, TC-APJ), Pegasus Airlines (PGS) wet-leased. Plans to operate up to 10x-weekly serving Almaty, Dubai, Istanbul, Moscow and Urumqi.
Main Base: Dushanbe Airport (DYU).
Hub: Khujand (LBD).
August 2008: (IATA) Code: 4J.
(ICAO) Code: SMR (Callsign - SOMON AIR).
737-4B7 (EY-537) delivery, for Dushanbe to Moscow operations.
December 2008: 737-8GJ (34960, EY-777), sold at delivery to Spicejet (ROJ) to Babcock & Brown (BBB), and leased to Somon Air (SML).
January 2009: Turkish Technic (THY) reached an agreement to perform line maintenance and wheel, tire and brake overhaul on 2 Somon Air (SML) 737s at Dushanbe Airport.
March 2010: Somon Air (SML) placed an order for 2 737-900ERs worth $163 million at list prices. The order represents (SML)'s 1st direct order from the manufacturer (TBC).
(SML) was Tajikistan's 1st privately held full-service airline and currently operates 2 737-800s to destinations in its home country, Russia, Germany, Turkey, and the (UAE). Board member Sherali Kabirov said the new airplanes will allow (SML) "to broaden our network in the region."
April 2010: 737-3Y5 (25613, EY-555), Eastok Avia leased. 737-8Q8 (35275, OK-TVH), Travel Service (TFS) leased.
November 2011: Turkish (THY) Technic was selected by Somon Air (SML) to provide (GTCP131-9B) type (APU) repair services. The contract covers one (GTCP131-9B) model (APU) repair and spare (APU) support. It also signed a base maintenance services agreement contract with Pegasus Airlines (PGS), for 1 737-800 "C" check.
Boeing (TBC)’s Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) reached 100 deliveries with a delivery to Tajikistan-based Somon Air (SML). To date, the 737-900ER has logged 414 orders from 16 customers.
December 2011: Somon Air (SML) took delivery of 1 737-900ER, the 100th delivery of the airplane type for Boeing (TBC). It is (SNL)’s 2nd 737-900ER delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior.
May 2012: A J Walter Aviation (AJW) has a 5-year power-by-the-hour contract with Somon Air (SML) covering its fleet of 4 737NG airplanes. The contract includes locating a main base kit at Dushanbe Airport to support (SML).
June 2012: Kam-Air (KMF) has signed a partnership agreement with Somon Air (SML) that will extend its weekly Dushanbe (DYU) - Frankfurt International (FRA) service operated with its 737-900 to operate from/to Kabul. The 1st joint flight will take place on June 23.
April 2013: A J Walter Aviation (AJW) was selected by Tajikistani airline Somon Air (SML) for a 2nd 5-year power-by-the-hour support contract with A J Walter Aviation (AJW), covering 2 737 classics. The 1st contract, signed in January 2012, covers the privately owned Dushanbe-based airline’s 4 737NGs.
May 2015: Somon Air (SML) has named Eugenio Jaime Manzano as its new (CEO). Manzano has held management positions for several carriers in Germany, and also Garuda Indonesia (GIA) and Qatar Airways (QTA). He has also been (CCO) of former German regional carrier, (OLT) Express.
Somon Air (SML) was founded in 2006 and operates a fleet of 6 Boeing 737-900ER/737-800/737-300 airplanes. From its base Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, (SML) operates domestic flights as well to Turkey, the (UAE), China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Germany.
December 2015: FL Technics has signed a 4-year (CAMO) support agreement with Somon Air (SML) of Tajikistan. FL Technics will also provide (SML) with engine-condition monitoring and assist in implementation of Comsoft’s (OASES) Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Information Technology (IT) system.
(SML) flies 2 Boeing 737CLs and 4 737NGs.