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AZAL opens direct Baku -Beijing flights

12 April 2013 17:02 (UTC+04:00)
AZAL opens direct Baku -Beijing flights

By Sabina Idayatova

Azerbaijan Airlines, aiming to further expand the geography of flights, announced about the start of direct flights en route Baku-Beijing-Baku from May 10, 2013.

The company reported that the flights will be operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays with modern and comfortable aircrafts Airbus А-340 and Boeing 767, purchasing of which allowed AZAL operating long-haul flights.

The minimum tickets price for economy class on Baku-Beijing-Baku will be just 465 EURO (taxes and fees included).

Also, AZAL jointly with the Chinese partner-airlines offers special transfer tariffs for the passengers flying from Beijing airport to such cities of China as Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Xi'an (Xian), Chengdu and others, as well as to the airports in the East and South-East Asia.

AZAL, the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national flag carrier, offers passenger flights to countries in Europe, the CIS, Middle East and Asia. After purchasing new Boeing aircraft for long-haul flights in 2014, the airline plans to open regular flights to destinations in North America and South-East Asia.

The company is a regional and CIS leader for the number of new aircraft. Its fleet currently consists of modern aircraft meeting all safety requirements, including Boeing 757-200, Airbus А319, ATR 42, ATR 72, Airbus А320 and Boeing 767-300.

It cooperates with about 60 airlines to provide its passengers with the opportunity to travel freely around the world.

AZAL was certified by IATA Operational Safety Audit, a program that is an internationally recognized evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.

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