Ghulam Sarwar—the federal minister for Aviation said that a Pakistan-Azerbaijan direct flight is to operate soon.
He had a meeting with the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan—Ali Alizada on Monday. Both countries agreed on building stronger ties in the aviation division.
He added that Pakistan and Azerbaijan are brotherly nations. The aviation minister also said that the relations between the two nations are cordial and warm based on mutual respect and trust.
Ali Alizada said that Azerbaijan was eager to boost ties with Pakistan.
A Direct Air Services Agreement—ASA was signed in 1993 between the two nations. On the 30th of September 2009, an MoU was signed between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. Presently, there is no air link between the two nations.
Owing to lack of traffic no airline is operating neither of Pakistan nor of Azerbaijan on this route. For establishing an air-link, Turkish Airlines was permitted to operate flights between Istanbul to Islamabad or Lahore via Baku. But the airline is facing low profits on this route.