FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2023

November 30, 8 2023

Information for players: Charter flight on Dec 31

Dear participants, arbiters and accredited media,

In order to ensure a convenient and timely return of participants upon the end of the tournament, in addition to regular flights, a charter flight from Samarkand to Istanbul will be organized.

Preliminary departure time from Samarkand: 02:00 a.m., December 31. Expected time of arrival to Istanbul Airport (IST): 05:00 a.m., December 31.

Ticket price:

economy class – USD 330 (or EUR 300)

business class – USD 650 (or EUR 600)

Payments must be made in cash in USD or EUR during your stay in Samarkand. Exact change is appreciated. Payment by card is not possible.

For booking a ticket, please contact Please provide passenger information (passport number, country of issuing, date of issue and expiry date, date of birth) and confirm purchase of the ticket.

Your confirmation is binding and irrevocable, and you are unconditionally liable to pay the cost of the ticket.

Organizing Committee with provide further communication about payments and tickets collection in due course.