AZAL expects Russian air carriers’ appeals on new flights
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) CJSC expects appeals from Russian airlines regarding the initiation of new flights starting this winter, Arif Mammadov, AZAL Vice-President, told reporters Oct. 23.
He said that the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Russian Aviation) has recently given a permit to several companies to make flights to Azerbaijan.
"Now we are waiting for these companies' appeals," he said. "When we get them, we will give a permit to make flights to Azerbaijan."
According to the protocol of the interdepartmental commission on the admission of air carriers to carry out international flights, four Russian air carriers at once got a permit to make flights to Azerbaijan via 14 different routes.
The protocol says that Yamal airline has received a permit to make regular passenger flights via 10 routes, including Kazan-Baku, Moscow-Lankaran, St. Petersburg-Lankaran, Ufa-Baku, Chelyabinsk-Baku, Perm-Baku, Sochi -Baku, Samara-Baku, Krasnoyarsk-Ganja, Nizhny Novgorod-Baku twice a week.
The Taimyr Air Company OJSC received permission to perform flights on the Moscow-Zagatala, Moscow-Gabala and Moscow-Lankaran routes. The stated frequency of flights is three times a week by Boeing 737 aircraft.
In turn, the Komiaviatrans State Air Enterprise received permission to organize flights on the Kaluga-Baku, Samara-Baku and Nizhny Novgorod-Baku route once a week by Embraer ERJ 145 airplanes.
In addition, the Ural Airlines company was permitted to carry out flights from Kazan to Baku five times a week.
The protocol said that the commission rejected the Yamal company in a bid to perform flights on the Moscow-Baku route five times a week and St. Petersburg-Baku route three times a week.
Also, in accordance with the air carriers' own desire, the permissions of Taimyr Air Company OJSC to perform flights on the Krasnoyarsk-Ganja, Irkutsk-Ganja, Samara-Baku, Surgut-Baku, Kazan-Baku, St. Petersburg-Lankaran, Surgut-Lankaran, St. Petersburg-Ganja and St. Petersburg-Gabala route have been withdrawn.
Edited by CN
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