On Wednesday, May 21, a welcoming reception of the Airbus A-319 of Azerbaijan Airlines – a new carrier at the Nizhny Novgorod aviation market, held at Strigino Airport (belongs to Airports of Regions Management Company). The aircraft arrived on schedule - at 21.30. According to aviation tradition the first flight was met by a "water arc", and the chief executives of the airport, carrier and representatives of the Azerbaijan diaspora in Nizhny Novgorod welcomed the passengers. After refueling and necessary handling procedures the aircraft with 56 passengers went back to Baku.
- Azerbaijan Airlines, the Azerbaijan national carrier, serves only a few airports in Russia, and it is honorable for us that Nizhny Novgorod Strigino Airport has become one of them - said at the official opening Executive Director of the Airport Alexander Sinelnikov. – Launching of the direct scheduled service to the capital Baku is an important step to strengthen business and economic ties between the two countries.
Azerbaijan Airlines will operate flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, flight time – 3 hours. Aircraft type - Airbus A-319, the number of seats - 122 (layout with 8 business and 114 economy class seats).
- Our airline flies to 35 cities in the world, with the base at Baku Airport, which at the moment is a comfortable airport complex with the infrastructure capable of handling 6 million passengers a year - said Azerbaijan Airlines’ Vice President for Public Relations Safarli Mahara. - Currently, the company's fleet consists of modern aircraft that meet all safety requirements. This allows us to expand our network of international flights and ensure passengers a high level of service together with traditional Azerbaijan hospitality and warmth.