Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Pakistan will initiate a flight in the end of September, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Pakistan Dashgin Shikarov told Trend August 24.
"Currently, all technical issues are being resolved," he said.
On Aug. 12, the aircraft of Turkish Airlines were to start operating a flight on the Islamabad-Baku-Istanbul route, but due to technical problems the flight was delayed.
Earlier, Shikarov told Trend that under a tripartite agreement, the flight would be made twice a week - on Mondays and Fridays using the planes of Turkish Airlines.
"The Pakistani government allowed the airline to make flights three times a week with the landing in Baku," Shikarov said.
The agreement to resume the air link was reached during Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain's official visit to Azerbaijan in March this year.
"President Hussain made this initiative at a meeting with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev," Shikarov said. "Azerbaijan's president supported it."
The ambassador said the governments of Azerbaijan and Pakistan hope that the opening of the flight will also contribute to economic ties between the two countries.
According to Azerbaijan's State Customs Committee, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Pakistan hit $1,318,400 as of January-June 2015.
Edited by CN