On Saturday 23 May Azerbaijan Airlines launched weekly flights between Baku and Barcelona, the airline’s first destination in Spain. The event was celebrated in Barcelona with not one, but two cakes. Taking part in the cake-cutting ceremony were: Svetlana Taranina, General Director, Terramar; Kamil Alyev, Ground Operations and Security Director, Azerbaijan Airlines; Vanessa Requena, Head of the Cabinet, Barcelona-El Prat Airport; and Jordi llopis, Director, Aircinks.
- Azerbaijan Airlines has added Barcelona (BCN) to its network in Western Europe with the introduction on Saturday 23 May of weekly flights from Baku (GYD). No other carrier serves this 3,978-kilometre route, which is flown by the airline’s A319s. This becomes the airline’s sixth destination in the EU following Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Rome. Of these, London and Paris are best served with five weekly flights each this summer.