By Rashid Shirinov
Russian airline Komiaviatrans from Komi launches new flights from Nizhny Novgorod and Samara to Baku from August 25.
Flights to Azerbaijan will be implemented by aircraft Embraer-145. Every Thursday planes will fly from Samara and Nizhny Novgorod to Baku, while return flights will be carried out on Fridays, Trend reported.
Komiaviatrans is a regional Russian airline established in 1998 on the basis of the State aviation enterprise Komiavia. The airline has seven private airports, namely Syktyvkar international airport, airports of Vorkuta, Ukhta, Usinsk, Pechora, Ust-Tsilma and Inta.
The aircraft fleet of the Komaviatrans includes 32 Mi-8 and 33 Mi-2 helicopters, four L-410 aircraft and five Embraer ERJ-145.
In the past few days, several Russian air carriers have received permission to perform flights to Baku from such Russian cities as Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Kaluga and Rostov-on-Don. Flights for the latter will be implemented by Pobeda low-cost carrier. This is expected to even more enhance the bilateral passenger traffic between the two countries.
Two other airlines received permission to operate flights from Zhukovsky to the Azerbaijani city of Ganja several times a week. Moreover, Russian company Ural Airlines opened a new flight Gabala-Moscow-Gabala from July 31, which will be operated every Sunday from now.
Over the past year, Azerbaijan received over 2 million tourists, 685,000 of whom were guests from Russia. Taking into account all mentioned above, this figure is expected to rise by the end of 2016.
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