The grand opening of flight connection between the capitals of Slobozhanshchina and Azerbaijan was held in International airport “Kharkov” on March, 15 2013.
Starting with this day Utair Ukraine airlines will operate regular flights between Kharkov and Baku: in March-April – weekly on Fridays, from May, 7 2013 – twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. In March-April flights from Baku will be operated on Saturdays and since May – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight departure time from International airport “Kharkov” is 10 p.m., from the airport named after Geidar Aliev, Baku – 3.30 a.m. (local time).
The flights will be operated on modern jet planes CRJ-200 with capacity of 48 passengers, and ATR-72 designed for 70 passenger seats. Round-trip ticket price, incl. all taxes, and also food and drinks during the flight, is from $407, one-way ticket – from $200. You can buy tickets at web-site of Utair Ukraine airlines, ticket offices of International airport “Kharkov” and travel agency network.
At presentation of inauguration flight there were representatives of Kharkov public region administration, chiefs of International airport “Kharkov”, Utair airlines, ukrainian-azerbaijanian business and social organizations. The guests were met in ukrainian style – with bread and salt and were entertained by lovely azerbaijanian folk dances.
When commenting the reasons of flight opening exactly on this destination, commercial director of International airport “Kharkov” (New Systems AM LLC operator company belongs to Alexander Yaroslavsky) Pavel Prusak pointed:”Kharkov has the biggest azerbaijanian diaspore in Ukraine, and the opening of direct flight to Baku will promote intercommunication revival, including business, because partner economic relations with compatriots in Azerbaijan are very important for businessmen of azerbaijanian origin who live in Kharkov. Also it is profitable flight geography extension which we are making with Utair Ukraine airlines – one of our strategic partners in development of Kharkov route network to other countries. This company demonstrates high international service standards and we do not doubt that soon they will be estimated by passengers on route Kharkov-Baku”.
The first flight between Kharkov and Baku became the confirmation of these words – its loading was more than 90%.