Planes of Tajik air carriers tend to land at airports of neighboring countries for refueling. Passengers are indignant and refuse to travel on domestic airlines’ flights. Tajik Air and Somon Air bear losses but they can do nothing.
In recent year, aviation fuel at Tajik airports has become the most expensive in the region. Tajikistan reportedly buys aviation fuel in the Russian Federation and neighboring Kyrgyzstan at an average rate of $600-700 per ton. Meanwhile, at the Tajik airports this fuel is being sold at the rate of $1,100-1,200 per ton.
In neighboring countries, one ton of aviation fuel costs $700-800. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)