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AZAL Expands Service to Turkey With Flights to Ankara and Antalya; Increases Frequency to Nakhchivan

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announced on Wednesday the launch of special flights to Ankara and Antalya in Turkey from September 28, 2020. The carrier announced on Tuesday an increase in flight frequencies between Baku and Nakhchivan.

Azerbaijan Airlines Airbus A319 - Courtesy AZAL

On Wednesday (September 23, 2020) Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), announced the launch of new service from Baku to Ankara and Antalya in Turkey. From September 28, 2020, the carrier will offer twice-weekly service to Ankara on Mondays and Saturdays. Ankara flights will operate on Wednesdays starting September 30, 2020. The new routes complement AZAL’s existing service to Istanbul which operates 11 times weekly.

In a separate announcement on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), AZAL, the national air carrier of Azerbaijan, announced an increase in frequency on their domestic Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku route to 21 flights weekly.

Only passengers who have been tested negatively for COVID-19 will be permitted to board flights. Laboratories accredited by the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) include Referans Clinical Laboratory Centre, Leyla Medical Centre, Memorial Clinic, Bona Dea International Hospital, Inci Laboratories, Center for Control of Particularly dangerous Infections, Caspian International Hospital and UltraLab. Passengers can be tested at these facilities without a doctor’s referral. Upon departure from Turkey, guests will also have to present a certificate of negative COVID-19 results (within 48 hours of departure) from one of the clinics of “Memorial Sağlik Grubu” or other approved clinics available on the website for the Ministry of Health of Turkey.

Upon arrival in Baku, Azerbaijan, all passengers will be required to self-isolate for two weeks. They also need to fill out a declaration form with the address of where they intend to self-isolate.

Source: Azerbaijan Airlines

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