Uzbekistan Airways Economy Review Tashkent to Samarkand A320

Posted on October 4, 2016 by in Airline Reviews


Uzbekistan Airways isn’t known for its quality product or customer service. I was curious to try the airline and anyways, it has the monopoly on the route from Tashkent to Samarkand.

Tashkent Airport is bureaucratic and you just end up giving your passport to anyone who asks; there are a lot of checks. It was 6AM and I was too sleepy to count. From the city center, the domestic airport is about 5 miles past the international one.


There is no Priority Pass lounge at the domestic airport, but if you fly business class there is a odd-looking lounge with leather sofas. There is no WiFi at this airport so Skyroam was my online way to communicate (read my Skyroam review here).

A modern bus took us to the A320 and boarding was perfectly on time. This wasn’t the newest plane, but my last Vueling flight was on a much older airplane.




There seemed to be a general lack of care with this plane and also with the safety instructions. The plane seemed less than perfectly maintained or cleaned and the safety instructions were largely skipped.

The business class cabin was completely full with a flight crew for another flight.


Since Tashkent Airport isn’t exactly a major hub, we had no competition for the runway and took off a few minutes early.





After a few minutes of cruising we started our descent and got into Samarkand early, before 8AM.

The whole flight was just $20 when booked through and it was as efficient as it could be. Yes there was one too many security checkpoints, but for a state-owned airline it was as good as could be expected. It was better than riding the train (see my review of taking the train from Samarkand to Tashkent) and somewhat faster too. I would have wished for a leather seat and better care, but really, for a $20 ticket and a free checked bag – can you expect that in this part of the world?

You can book your Uzbekistan Airways flight here.

3 / 5 stars     

About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

This post has been tagged with:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Don't miss - more topics from Mighty Travels

AAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asiana Airlines | Avis | Award Booking | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Getaround | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mistake Fares | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |