Flights will operate weekly on Fridays
- Lankaran Airport. Photo from the city’s official website.
Starting from 8 June, the Azerbaijani state-run AZAL airline will launch direct flights from Lankaran (in the south of Azerbaijan) to Moscow – the airline reported on its official website.
Airbus A320 aircraft will fly this route once a week on Fridays.
Flights from Moscow to Lenkoran will depart from Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) at 10:00 am local time and will arrive at the Lenkoran International Airport (LKK) at 2:10 pm, local time. Return flights from Lankaran will depart at 3:40 pm local time, with arrival in Moscow at 5:50 pm, local time.
In summer, AZAL airline is also expected to launch flights to Moscow from other regions of Azerbaijan – from Ganja (starting from 13 April) and Qabala (from 4 June) as part of a partnership with Russian travel companies. AZAL airline previously had Moscow flights from these regions. Flights to Lankaran were few and operated by a private Russian carrier. The ticket prices for the Lankoran-Moscow flights will be lower than that for Baku-Moscow flights, since the airport fees there are much lower.
In addition, the first national low-cost airline, Buta Airways, will have direct flights from Ganja to Moscow.
Lankaran is Azerbaijan’s seventh largest city by population (about 50 000) and is located in the southeastern part of the country. It had served as the center of the Talysh Khanate before Azerbaijan became part of the Russia Empire.