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Date for launch of Baku-New York flight announced

16 July 2014 [08:45] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijan Airlines JSC plans to open direct flights to the United States starting from September 24, the airline told Trend on July 15.

The airline said the direct flights will be carried out through the Baku-New York route.

Earlier, permission was obtained from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry out direct flights to the U.S.

FAA experts noted that Azerbaijan's aviation safety level corresponds to the international standards.

This will be the first flight from the South Caucasus to the North America, and will strengthen the status of the Azerbaijan Airlines as a regional leader in the air passenger transportation.

Currently, AZAL's fleet consists of Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300, Airbus 319, Airbus A320, Airbus A340-500, Embraer ERJ 170-100LR and Embraer ERJ 190-100.

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