An Azerbaijan Airlines flight arrived in Baku today and was welcomed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport by traditional dancers
Direct flights between New Delhi and Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, were launched on Wednesday, further strengthening the relationship between the two countries which enjoy historical and cultural ties.
An Azerbaijan Airlines flight arrived in Baku today and was welcomed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport by Vinay Kumar, the Charge d’Affairs of India in Baku.
The Indian diplomat informed that the flights will operate two times a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays from Baku to Delhi and on Wednesday and Saturdays from Delhi to Baku.
It takes about four hours for the flight to reach Baku from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Kumar said that some Bollywood celebrities came in the first flight from Delhi to Baku and were welcomed with the traditional Azerbaijani dances.
He highlighted that the faster and more convenient connections, as well as easy e-visa procedures, will help more Azerbaijani tourists in enjoying the vast diversity of attractive tourist destinations in India.
The bilateral trade between India and Azerbaijan from January-December 2021 was US$ 739.10 million. The trade has witnessed a huge increase during January-June 2022 amounting to US$ 895.95 million with an increase of 107.7% in comparison to the same period of last year.
India is now the fourth largest export destination for Azerbaijan. The direct flight between the two countries is expected to promote bilateral trade further, Kumar added.