Direct flights are expected between Azerbaijan and PIA

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  • The flights are expected to start between Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku and Pakistan’s cities Karachi and Lahore.
  • We encourage Pakistani travelers to take another look and discover all the possibilities and unique offerings waiting in Azerbaijan, says Florian Sengstschmid.
  • Image courtesy RS.NEWS.
    Image courtesy RS.NEWS.

Azerbaijan, the home to three UNESCO World Sites and a country with several tourist spots, likely to start direct flights with Pakistan for which the Azerbaijan Airline is currently in talks with PIA. The news about the current development first appeared in an English daily The News.

Pakistan was the first country to recognize the sovereign status of Azerbaijan at the time of its independence from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic. The country got its independence in 1991.

The country is blessed with lush and snowy mountains, beaches, forests, and has best-ever landscapes and is located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia and shares its borders with Iran, Armenia, Russia, Turkey, and Georgia.

“Once the direct flights are started, said the chief executive officer at Azerbaijan Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid, Azerbaijan Tourism Board would look to enter into a collaboration agreement with Pakistan’s tourism authority to promote the industry.”

The flights are expected to start between Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku and Pakistan’s cities Karachi and Lahore. The country is currently said to explore its tourism potential in full with a record number of inbound tourists. It welcomed thousands of Pakistani travelers in 2018 and some 28,576 Pakistani citizens landed in Azerbaijan between January to August alone.

Florian further said: “An Eastern country with a Western outlook, Azerbaijan is an exceptional combination of antiquity and novelty with several sites of interests.” He also said that the country is the home to nine distinct climatic zones and has a landscape with attractive weather and almost every kind of geography once can think of.

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“Supported by the rich history that dates back 5,000 years and home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, its composite culture has evolved with the passing through of travelers along the Great Sil Road,” Florian said, adding that with direct flights in the foreseeable future we encourage Pakistani travelers to take another look and discover all the possibilities and unique offerings waiting in Azerbaijan.

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