Tajik Air (7J, Dushanbe) will acquire three aircraft through operating-lease the airline's director of flight operations, Faizullo Sattorov, has announced.

According to Central Asian Aero News, Sattorov told a press conference last week that the aircraft - type not disclosed - would be arriving in the coming months and would be used to help expand the airline's network with new destinations in Russia, China, and Turkey.

To help consolidate its operations and revenue base, the carrier recently completed a merger with Dushanbe International Airport to form the Aviation Company of Tajikistan OSHC.

Currently, Tajik Air operates one B737-300, two B737-400s, two B757-200s, and one MA-60 on flights to neighbouring CIS states as well as China, Iran, and India.