IndiGo, India's preferred airline, is soaring to new heights with the exciting addition of Baku to its extensive network. With this announcement, Baku becomes the 30th international destination and 108th overall destination in the 6E network. These exclusive flights between Delhi to the captivating city of Baku, Azerbaijan will take to the skies starting August 11, 2023. These new flights will open doors to incredible experiences for both business and leisure travellers alike.
For passionate Formula 1 fans in India, this announcement is a dream come true, as Baku is an exhilarating hotspot as the city plays host to one of the most captivating city circuit races on the Formula 1 calendar. Brace yourself for a seamless journey that not only enriches your travel adventures but also fortifies economic ties, fosters diplomatic connections, and ignites vibrant cultural exchanges between two nations.
Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, said, "We are delighted to announce the launch of new flights connecting Delhi and Baku, reinvigorating the historical Silk Route connection between these two vibrant cities. Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea. This strategic introduction addresses the growing travel demand from India to Azerbaijan, while also promoting cultural exchanges and fostering stronger bilateral ties. With these flights, tourists will get to experience not only its medieval walled old city but also the contemporary landmarks. IndiGo remains committed to delivering affordable, on-time, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences across our unparalleled network."
H.E. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to India, said, "We are happy to welcome the commencement of direct flights from Delhi to Baku of IndiGo. This enhanced air connectivity will further strengthen the ties between Azerbaijan and India. It will also unlock boundless opportunities for cultural exploration and foster tourism growth, inviting Indian travellers to experience the enchanting beauty and hospitality of Azerbaijan- the mysterious Land of Fire."
India and Azerbaijan share a special bond characterized by growing bilateral relations. The introduction of IndiGo's new flights between Delhi and Baku further strengthens this connection, fostering economic ties and promoting closer diplomatic relations. The exchange of trade, expertise, and technology between the two nations, particularly in the oil sector, holds immense potential for mutual growth. As India diversifies its energy sources, the improved connectivity to Azerbaijan becomes even more significant. This partnership extends beyond commerce, as it paves the way for vibrant cultural exchanges and enhanced people-to-people interactions. The deepening ties between India and Azerbaijan create a solid foundation for collaboration, progress, and shared prosperity.
Baku, Azerbaijan's lively capital city, is a mesmerizing blend of rich history and modernity. The city offers a fascinating experience that embraces tradition, with its bustling markets, flourishing arts scene, and excellent cuisine. Numerous monuments stand as proud symbols of Baku's rich cultural heritage. The distinctive Flame Towers, a trio of towering skyscrapers, dominate the city's skyline, while the historic Maiden Tower stands as a historic stone stronghold in the heart of Baku's Old Town. The Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of medieval Azerbaijan. Baku's economic significance is evident in its reputation as the 'Black Gold Capital' due to its thriving oil and gas industry. Situated on the Absheron Peninsula, the city boasts abundant reserves and major corporations that contribute to its global energy prominence and economic growth.
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