Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) will open scheduled direct flights from Baku to New York from September 24, 2014.
The ticket sales for this route were opened from August 1, a message posted on the official website of AZAL said on Aug.4.
Flights to John Kennedy Airport (JFK) of New York City will run weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with departure from Baku at 06:00 and arriving to the biggest city of North America at 09:30 local time, according to the message.
The return flights will be operated on the same days of the week leaving New York at 11:30 and coming to the capital of Azerbaijan at 08:00 the next day.
AZAL said that the direct non-stop flights to New York are a milestone in the modern history of Azerbaijan Airlines and show the movement to a new, higher level of its development.
The flights will be operated by modern and high-end comfortable liners Airbus-340, which are designed for travel on long-haul routes.
Azerbaijan Airlines strive to create an equally convenient schedule for both direct passenger flying to New York and those traveling further, using Baku as its transfer point.
Flights will be as comfortable as possible for travelers to Tbilisi, Aktau, Tehran, Bishkek - for all these destinations convenient connections provided.
On board passengers are expected to meet the highest service standards used for long-haul flights in the airline industry that will be strengthened by extra comfort in economy class and by exclusive level of amenities in business class, along with the perfect pilotage of experienced AZAL pilots.
In Baku, the passengers will be served in the newly opened airport terminal, which has become one of the capital's attractions because of compliance with all standards of aviation security and the highest level of passenger service as well as due to its unique architecture.