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Tajikistan: How One Airline Makes a Killing During Ramadan

For Muslims across the world the holy month of Ramadan is a time to renew one’s devotion to the faith. For at least one of Tajikistan’s airlines, meanwhile, it is a chance to make a quick buck.

Fliers with privately owned Somon Air have noticed a gradual creeping up in fares in the prices in the last few months — a trend that is in line with an increase in living costs across the board.

But as news website TajInform.com has reported, the spike has been noticed particularly intensely in recent days. Critics of the airline accuse the company of unfairly exploiting high demand among Tajik migrants in Russia wishing to visit their families back home for the duration of the holy month, which started in late May.

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