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Russia’s Voronezh Airport to launch regular flights to Azerbaijan

15 February 2019 [14:52] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade

Voronezh Airport plans to launch regular direct flights to Azerbaijan in 2019.

Within the framework of the international air forum “Air Gate of the Black Earth Region - a platform for the development of your business” which was held on Thursday, February 14,  Alexander Belevich, the airport’s general director said that direct flights will connect Voronezh and Baku. 

It should be noted that direct flights will also connect Voronezh with Tbilisi, Aktau and Dushanbe.

Baku increasingly spreads its flight map over the world. The Turkish Pegasus Airlines is expected to launch direct Ankara-Baku flights from March 15.

Azerbaijan’s low-cost airline Buta Airways announced another new destination in Russia. Starting from May 12, the Airline will launch direct flights from Baku to Ufa. Flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Buta Airways will also launch direct flights from Baku to two more cities of Ukraine - Odessa and Kharkiv. Flights to Odessa will be operated starting from May 16 this year on Thursdays and Sundays, while to Kharkiv – starting from May 3 on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Romanian airline company TAROM  will launch Bucharest-Baku direct flights, starting from April 3, 2019.

Moreover, the first direct flight was launched from the capital of Azerbaijan Baku to Sofia at the beginning of 2018 year.

In addition, several new charter flights were opened in 2018. Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)  launched the first flight on the Baku-Geneva route as part of a joint charter program in 2018.

Another charter flight Baku - Sharm El Sheikh was opened during the winter season of the last year and will last till the 4th of April.

They are carried out by Pasha Holidays and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).

According to the State Civil Aviation Agency of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, 21 airlines are represented in the country’s market, namely, ATA Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Nordwind Airlines, Ikar Airlines, Ir Aero, Al-Naser Airlines, Pobeda Airlines, SalamAir, Komiavaiatrans, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait Wataniya Airways, Mahan Air, Taban Air, Israir, Arkia Israel Airlines, Flynas, Gulf Air, Nordavia Regional Airlines, Pegasus Airlines.

The Heydar Aliyev International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic volume - last year it served a total of 4.43 million passengers. This is 9 percent higher than in 2017.

In 2018, base airlines of the Airport - AZAL and Buta Airways carried 1.89 million and 442,000 passengers, respectively.

A total of 3.81 million passengers were carried on international flights and 620,000 passengers on regional flights.

As many as 33.4 percent of total number of international passengers accounted for AZAL, 11.6 percent for Buta Airways, 55 percent – international airlines.

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