The presidents of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria have agreed on weekly flights between Baku and Sofia.
On 13 October, during talks between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, an agreement was reached to open air travel between Baku and Sofia.
Flights will be conducted by low-cost airline Buta Airways beginning 16 January 2018. The capital of Bulgaria will be the first city in the European Union that the Azerbaijani low-cost airline will fly to directly, the airline said on Friday.
The fare for flights from Baku to Sofia, as well as for other flights with the airline, will begin at 29 euros (one-way). Flights will be made once a week on Tuesdays.
“The opening of a new, regular flight to Sofia is an important event for civil aviation in Azerbaijan. The Baku-Sofia flight will open up new popular holiday destinations for our country’s citizens. Buta Airway’s operation of these flights will make both Europe and Baku even more accessible for tourists. The national low-cost airline will continue working to expand and optimize its route network,” said Jahangir Asgarov, President of CJSC ‘Azerbaijan Airlines’.
Ticket sales will begin on the airline’s official website in the near future.
Buta Airways is the first low-cost airline in Azerbaijan and a structural unit within the Closed Joint Stock Company “Azerbaijan Airlines” (AZAL).
Buta Airways was founded in December 2016, and began operations in September 2017. At the moment, the low-cost airline operates flights from Baku and Ganja to nine international destinations including Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia, and Iran.
The Buta Airways fleet includes the Brazilian Embraer E190 aircraft. The passanger capacity on the majority of routes is at least 85.