By Rashid Shirinov
Russian airline Pegas Fly will launch flights from Moscow’s new Zhukovsky International Airport to Baku from March 1 as part of the winter schedule, the airport informed on February 22.
The airline will operate "Zhukovsky" - Baku regular passenger flights daily until the end of the winter schedule on March 24.
Departure from Moscow will be at 19:35 local time and arrival in Baku will be at 23:30 Baku time. Meanwhile, departure from Heydar Aliyev International Airport will be at 06:15 and arrival at Zhukovsky International Airport – at 08:10. Flights will be performed via Boeing-738 aircraft.
As part of last year's summer schedule (July 27 – October 29), the company operated flights three times a week.
Zhukovsky airport is Moscow's fourth international airport. After the 2014-2016 reconstruction there was the official opening of Zhukovsky International Airport on May 30, 2016. The declared capacity of the airport is 4 million passengers per year. Currently, flights from there are served to several destinations in Russia and CIS. It is expected that by 2020 the capacity of its terminals will reach 12 million passengers per year.
Currently, a number of Russian airlines, such as Aeroflot, NordStar, Ural Airlines, UTair, IrAero and S7 Airlines, operate flights to Azerbaijan. Over the past year, the country received up to 2.7 million tourists, 31.6 percent of whom were guests from Russia. Taking into account the opening of more and more new flight routes between Russia and Azerbaijan, this figure will further increase in the near future.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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