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Qanot Sharq is the first private airline that operates flights within Uzbekistan. The carrier operates out of its hub at Tashkent International Airport (TAS), the capital city. The airline was founded in 2005 as an air cargo and freight carrier until 2019 when it announced its intentions of offering private passenger flights. A year later in April 2020, the airline received two Airbus A320 passenger aircraft and in July 2021, the airline was granted rights to undertake commercial passenger flights.

Qanot Sharq plans to operate 9 domestic destinations as well as 16 international flights regularly scheduled flights to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the UAE.

Looking for flights to Uzbekistan? Qanot Sharq operates private passenger flights within Uzbekistan as well as international flights to 7 destinations.

Baggage Policy

Qanot Sharq has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Qanot Sharq passengers are permitted to take with them 1 piece of 20 kg checked baggage per person and not exceed 158 linear centimeters (length + width + height) except for those that are on the XS fare. Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate. The airline isn't permitted to take hazardous materials such as flammables, compressed gases, batteries and toxic substances. If you are not certain if the goods you will be taking may be denied loading.

Checked Baggage

The airline's baggage allowance includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.

Qanot Sharq passengers should not exceed 10 kg carry on baggage and are permitted to take 1 piece of it. Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate

Cabin Classes

The airline will mostly operates small domestic flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, the option of choosing your seat and plan to offer meals and refreshments.


Seats are positioned in a 3 x 3 formation, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle, or between passengers.


Qanot Sharq passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-in

When passengers arrive at the terminal of the airport, they will hand in their boarding pass and the airline will take care of their luggage. It would take a few minutes for you to get checked in. The airline emphasis that passengers are advised to arrive 2 hours before their scheduled departure time. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Qanot Sharq is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

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Destinations that Qanot Sharq flies to

As of October 2021, the airline has private flights to 9 destinations within Uzbekistan. Popular destinations include Tashkent, Nukus, Urgench, Bukhara, Navoi, Samarkand, Temiz, Namangan and Fergana. The airline operates regular flights to and within Uzbekistan and flights to international destinations including countries scuh as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and the UAE.

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Hub Airport

Tashkent International Airport

Tashkent International Airport (TAS) is a public airport in Tashkent, within the county of Uzbekistan. The airport serves over 3 million passengers a year. The airport is located 12 km from the center of Tashkent. It's the main airport in Uzbekistan and the third-largest commercial airport in Central Asia.

The 30 airlines that fly to and from Tashkent International Airport including Qanot Sharq, Ural AirlinesAir ArabiaflyEgyptChina Southern AirlinesS7 Airlines and many others.


As of October 2021, the airline operates a fleet of 2 aircraft:

  • 2 x Airbus A320-200 (170 passengers per aircraft)

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