By Rashid Shirinov
Russian Nordavia Airlines plans to launch direct flights from St. Petersburg to the Azerbaijani region of Lankaran.
From June 6, Nordavia will fly from the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg to the coast of the Caspian Sea, Lankaran. The flights will be carried out once a week, on Tuesdays.
Nordavia Airlines also plans to open direct flights to the Georgian cities of Tbilisi and Batumi.
Nordavia is a Russian airline founded in 2004 and based in Arkhangelsk. Having a fleet of nine Boeing 737-500 passenger aircraft, the air carrier flies to more than 30 Russian and foreign airports.
Currently, several Russian air carriers operate flights to Azerbaijan's capital Baku and some other cities of the country. In 2016, the number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan amounted to 2,242 million people, and majority of tourists, one third of them, came from Russia.
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