June 28, 2019
Backed by its core philosophy to provide strong regional network coverage, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the flag carrier and largest airline of the country of Azerbaijan today scaled yet another new height by launching its direct flight linking Baku to New Delhi. The news comes in the wake of Azerbaijan’s robust customer-friendly strategy to offer greater connectivity from India to Baku, thereby saving time and enhancing comfort for its esteemed passengers.
L to R: Ms. Geetanjali Alamshah, Founder Director – Moxie Hospitality India Pvt. Ltd., Ms. Farida Gasimova, Representative of Azerbaijan Airlines and Mr. Amit Nagrath, Head -Sales and Operations Moxie Hospitality India Pvt. Ltd. at a Press Briefing in Delhi
With the launch of this service, flight will be departing from Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It will be scheduled every Wednesday and Saturday starting from 26 June, 2019 arriving in Baku at Terminal 1 of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
Air tickets can be booked online through the offices of AZAL’s official agents. Importantly, tourist visa for Azerbaijan can be obtained online through evisa.gov.az/en. In India, Moxie Hospitality India Pvt. Ltd. is the appointed GSA for AZAL.
Commenting on this new milestone, Mr. Jamil Manizade, Director of Azerbaijan Airlines remarked, “India ranks very high in our list of priorities. It offers immense potential due to the high number of international travelers and their growing interest in the region. With the launch of the direct route between Baku and New Delhi, we are confident that it would boost the flow of tourists to Azerbaijan. We expect flights to the country to double by October this year.”
Detailing further, Mr. Jamil Manizade, Director of Azerbaijan Airlines said, “An Eastern country with a Western outlook, Baku is known as the ‘Pearl of the Caucasus’ combines history, culture and modernity. It is a vibrant city offering safe and attractive setting along the Caspian Sea. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to phenomenal shopping experiences, outdoor activities, luxury hotels, and beautiful venues and locations for weddings and honeymoons, Azerbaijan is a perfect destination for couples, families, and friends, Azerbaijan offers the perfect landscape for Indian travellers of all kinds.”
Hailing this partnership, Ms. Geetanjali Alamshah, Founder Director – Moxie Hospitality India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are proud to be partnering with Azerbaijan Airlines on this venture. Our rich legacy and vast experience in hospitality sector along with our dedicated team has put us in good stead. As always, we will delight our privileged customers with seamless and effective service. To this end, we have worked out a robust marketing plan including attractive packages for potential customers.”
About Azerbaijan Airlines
“Azerbaijan Airlines” (AZAL) is a major air carrier and one of the leaders of the aviation community of the CIS countries. Total route network of the airline is 40 destinations in 25 countries. “Azerbaijan Airlines” transported more than 2,3 million people in 2018.
Azerbaijani civil aviation fully meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and AZAL is a member of the most prestigious civil aviation association – the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Azerbaijan’s national air carrier is a member of the Board of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA).
AZAL received a prestigious "4 Stars" from the leader in air transport research, world-famous British consulting company Skytrax and once again confirmed it July 2018. Skytrax also named AZAL “Best Regional Airlines in Central Asia & India” two times in a row in 2018 and 2019.
AZAL has one of the youngest airplane fleet that consists of 18 aircraft.
AZAL headquarters is in Baku, at Heydar Aliyev International Airport that meets international standards (it was awarded "4 Stars").
In May 2018 Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the maximum “5 Stars” of prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards. Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport is also named the best airport among airports of Russia and CIS countries for the level of the provided services.