Turkey, Europe

Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Baku

Flights will depart from Esenboga Airport in Ankara

Ruslan Rehimov   | 23.04.2019
Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Baku


National flag carrier Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights between Esenboga Airport in Ankara and Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan.

A cocktail party was held at Heydar Aliyev Airport on Monday to mark the maiden flight of the service.

Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nadir Huseynov and Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral attended the event.

“Ties between Ankara and Baku will be further strengthened. Direct flights will bring us closer to each other,” Ozoral said.

Turkish Airlines, founded in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, currently has a fleet of 335 aircraft (passenger and cargo) and flies to 308 destinations in 124 countries -- 49 domestic and 259 international.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Düz

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.