Friday, May 25, 2018

Serbia and Azerbaijan ink air agreement

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Serbia and Azerbaijan have concluded a bilateral Air Service Agreement, paving the way for the launch of nonstop flights between the two countries. The deal was sealed by the Serbian Minister for Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlović, and Azerbaijan's Minister for Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Ramin Guluzade, in Baku on Monday. In a statement, the Azeri Civil Aviation Agency said, "The signing of the Air Service Agreement will provide the designated airlines of each country with the opportunity to open regular flights between the two states, and will contribute to the further development of bilateral economic and cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Serbia".

21 comments:

  1. Who the hell would fly Baku - Belgrade?

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    1. The same kind of people who fly from Sofia to Baku or from Belgrade to Minsk.

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    2. Serbian government is probably also planning a visa free regime for Azerbaijani citizens...

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    3. Visa is neither required for Tuvalu, yet nobody is going. Visa liberalization doesn't always mean stronger demand.

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    4. In our case it kind of does. Look at how demand to EU, Turkey, Iran, Russia ... boomed once visas were removed.

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    5. LOL You can not compare Minsk and Baku. Of course there is a much greater demand for Minsk than there will lever be for Baku.

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    6. Why not? Azeris are heavily involved with construction here and they even have a cultural center. Belgrade has been extremely competent at filling seats.

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    7. I would go and visit Baku. The city is fascinating in so many ways. There will be some Serbian people who would go and visit. Plus we will have tourists coming to Belgrade and the Balkans. This could actually work.

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    8. Azerbaijan is usually associated to be quite totalitarian and people automatically link it to Russia.
      Neighbouring Georgia is much more tourist friendly and open.

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    9. I guess BEG-TBS is next.

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    10. Belavia actually departed full from Belgrade today. Obviously there is enough demand.

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  2. Sofia-Baku-Sofia flight with Buta Airways had around 10-15 passengers each way on my recent trip there so not sure it will be sustainable. It was operated by an Embraer 190.
    Minsk-Belgrade with Belavia involves a stopover in Budapest and is operated by an Embraer 190 as well, so I don't think it would justify operating on its own.

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    1. FYI Belavia recently introduced a non-stop flight to Belgrade. It arrives each Saturday around 10.00.

      Belgrade-Minsk is currently three times per week, two via Budapest and one non-stop.

      I guess there is a market.

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    2. For maxiboysk: Sofia _ Baku Buta Budget fare has 0 kg allowance. Zero checked baagage and zero hand luggage. Never seen an airline with such policy.

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    3. Wait ... what? What do you mean zero kg allowance? As in they don't allow you to carry anything onboard or you have to pay for it like with Wizz Air?

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    4. Exactly, they don't allow you to carry anything (is called Buta budget fare). You need to upgrade to a higher fare even to carry 1 kg.

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  3. With booming demand between Belgrade and Iran, Azal can be smart and offer convenient connections. It would be a smart way to bypass the zoo otherwise known as IST.

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  4. These SRB gov officials are just using this as an excuse to travel and pretend they are doing something.Of course there will never be any flights to materialize nut they did their gig.

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    1. Džabe se nadaš, naravno da će biti letova, kao i do Irana, Kine itd..

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    2. Absolutely correct. ASA agreement like this doesn't even require a face to face meeting and can be handled by some mid level people in the respective CAAs. This is just ridiculous waste of taxpayers money.

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  5. Blago ebi kad sve tako znas... Samo se ne sekiraj!

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