Petersburg, Ankara, Istanbul, Dubai and Yerevan.
Turkmenistan Airlines' aircraft consist exclusively of Boeing 717,737,757 and 777s. Each of the two classes of air travel is conducted in a two-class configuration: in business and economy classes. An increasing number of Asiatic passengers use Turkmenistan and enjoy a comfortable and dependable service. For the 2018/2019 winter we now accepts reservations from all European destinations (Birmingham, London, Frankfurt and Paris) to Ashgabat and on to Asia (Amritsar, Delhi Bangkok and Beijing).
Catch a non-stop service to Turkmenistan or buy your ticket to one of Asia's transiting locations (Amritsar, Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi) at the best available tariff. And Amritsar is a town in the state of Punjab in northwest India, near the Pakistan frontier. Torkmenistan Airlines provides good flights from large metropolitan areas of Europe to Amritsar, India, through the new International Airport Hub in Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan Airlines has up to 5 weekly services from Birmingham to Amritsar and one to two weekly services from London (LHR), Frankfurt, Paris (CDG). The flight is conducted in a 2-class configuration: It is powered by Boeing 737/757/777s. There' s also a good link to Delhi.
Each passenger enjoys a free baggage allowance of 40 kg in Economy and 50 kg in Business Class.
Things you can look forward to on a journey to Turkmenistan
Each year, this Middle Eastern state, long referred to as "North Korea with oil", sees five-fold fewer people than Kim Jong Un's mysterious national group. But this is all the more justification for visiting Turkmenistan. It is the gate to the Silk Road from the Middle East, different from the other'Stans' in terms of cultural, historical and scenic aspects, and for pure madness there is nowhere else in the whole wide globe.
Off the beaten track, you'll find truly nosy individuals who pride themselves on bringing you closer to their intriguing histories and tradition and pampering you with the best things in the world. For a long time Central Asia was the hub of the kingdoms of the old Persians via Genghis Khan, the emperor's Great Britain and Russia and finally as the most southern tip of the Soviet Union.
In 1991, when the USSR collapsed, the five CARs became independent for the first case, replacing the Communist system with nascent ethnic nationalities. Soon Turkmenistan became famous for the peculiar personal worship of President Niyazov, who passed away in 2006, who turned the Ashgabat, the capitol, into a sanctuary for himself, complete with a gold sculpture that revolved with the star.
Turkish civilization is much more than just Niyazov and his successors, the present Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov, although there are many books of popular literature that can be bought to be remembered long after his departure. Offspring of dessert nomads, the Turkmens permeate their Islam with animation. All over the land there are pilgrimage sanctuaries where natives stop to pray, hand over things for happiness and perform ceremonies such as going in orbit.
The Turkmen hold bread holy, so it is only crushed by hands and never, ever eject. Whilst there is a lot of local food, like Pilov (a tasty Uzbek biscuit ) and favorites like Caspian Sea Kaviar, Turkmenistan's specialty is shashlik, grilled meats and veggies, which assume an almost magic delicacy, of course served with draughty beer and wodka.
For such an extraordinary story, be ready for some furious travelling time. And if that isn't ridiculous enough for you, there is a large Ruhnama Reserve, the vast Niyazov commandment textbook that was once the heart of the educational system. There is also a Lenin sculpture from the time of the Soviets, which stands on a large pedestal covered with carpet.
It is also the place for more tourism where you can find the best art and artefact exhibiting museum in the land, as well as a number of shops where you can buy rugs, memorabilia and groceries (stone fruits and walnuts are a must). Nearly 80% of the land is deserts, which means that the summer is hot and it is quite year-round.
There is no place hottest than Darvaza's craters, the fireplace in the heart of the Karakum deserts, also known as "the gate to hell". In the darkness, the nearby deserts offer the ideal campsite for a glittering evening of filming. It is an open-air minaret centre with two 13th century mosques, an old temple and a tomb, and you will see how many Turkmens from all over the land make their way there.
Mr Berdimukhamedov has taken some timid measures to open up the countryside, but as a traveller it is still a strange contrast to a cohesive but very inviting group. When you have learned Russian on your journeys, most folks will know, but to know a few words in Turkmen will make an impression on you.
Discover the unbelievable Turkmenistan with Intrepid. She is a U.S.-based international journalist and journalist who contributes to ABC, The Monthly, IB Times and others on a regular basis. Originating from Sydney, she has been spending a lot of time in recent years covering almost all countries of the former USSR.