AZAL, Turkish Airlines intend to expand co-op
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
National air carriers of Azerbaijan and Turkey are satisfied with the level of the current cooperation and intend to further expand it, said Vice President of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) Eldar Hajiyev Aug. 12.
AZAL and Turkish Airlines have been carrying out flights under a code-sharing agreement for two years, said Hajiyev.
“This allowed further strengthening the position of both companies in this sphere,” he noted. “Istanbul airport ranks the first for the number of daily flights from the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport.”
He added that after the events in Turkey, the number of passengers to Istanbul slightly decreased, but despite this, in total, the passenger traffic to Turkey is on the rise.
“For example, the number of tourists going to Antalya from Azerbaijan increased by more than twice in July 2016 as compared to July 2015,” explained Hajiyev.
There is a growth in the Bodrum, Izmir and Dalaman directions too, said the AZAL vice president.
“However, there is a record growth in the Antalya direction,” he noted.
The number of daily Baku-Antalya flights reached four in July and August, added Hajiyev.
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