Marine passenger transport to be launched between Azerbaijan and Iran soon
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 28 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The date to restore marine passenger transportation between the Iranian trade port of Anzali and Azerbaijani international port of Baku was postponed, a source in the Baku port said.
Before passenger transportation by sea was planned to be launched between two countries on October 28.
"Transportation of passengers was planned to be implemented from October 28. But there are slight delays by the Iranian side. It is connected with worsening of weather conditions. At present, the question is specified. Transportation has been launched one of these days," a source said.
A source said that this passenger line operated for a long time. It was temporarily suspended in 1998. The question on restoring of passenger line was agreed upon between the state organizations of Iran and Azerbaijan. Both sides have already agreed on resumption of the line. The first flight was to be held in late October. Afterwards, flights will be regular.
Passenger flights Anzali-Baku and Baku-Anzali via the Caspian Sea are planned to be made twice a week.
The Permanent Office of Iran's shipping company that owns the vessel will be established in Azerbaijan. It will operate between two ports.
The vessel, which will work on this line, is designed to transport 150 passengers.
The Iranian side also plans to continue transportation to Baku from other Iranian Caspian port of Amirabad and Nowshahr.
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