IndiGo announces flights to Baku, Azerbaijan

An IndiGo Airbus A321 on climb.
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Major Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has announced Azerbaijan the next country to be brought into its international network.

Adding to its route network, IndiGo will offer flights to Baku, Azerbaijan, marking the airline’s 30th international destination and 108th overall.

Commencing on August 11, 2023, flights will operate between Delhi and the captivating city of Baku, and will likely hold appeal for both business and leisure travelers.

Baku – A dream come true for F1 enthusiasts

For passionate Formula 1 fans in India, the announcement of direct flights to Baku is a dream come true. Baku is renowned as a thrilling hotspot, hosting one of the most captivating city circuit races on the Formula 1 calendar.

With IndiGo’s new flights, motorsport enthusiasts can now embark on a seamless journey to witness the exhilarating race firsthand.

Beyond the excitement of motorsports, the Delhi-Baku flights offer a gateway to a wealth of enriching experiences. Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, holds a fascinating blend of old-world charm and contemporary marvels.

With a rich cultural heritage, Baku invites travelers to explore its medieval walled old city, contemporary landmarks, bustling markets, flourishing arts scene, and exquisite cuisine.

Strengthening Bilateral Relations

The introduction of these new flights reflects the deepening bond between India and Azerbaijan.

Recognizing the historical Silk Route connection between Delhi and Baku, Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, expressed his delight in reinvigorating the ties between these 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,” said Mr Malhotra.

The strategic introduction of these flights addresses the growing travel demand from India to Azerbaijan while promoting cultural exchanges and fostering stronger bilateral ties.

H.E. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to India, expressed his happiness regarding the commencement of direct flights, emphasizing how this enhanced air connectivity further strengthens the ties between Azerbaijan and India.

He said that the increased accessibility will unlock boundless opportunities for cultural exploration and foster tourism growth, inviting Indian travelers to experience the enchanting beauty and warm hospitality of Azerbaijan, known as the “Land of Fire.”

A Bridge for Economic Growth

The exchange of trade, expertise, and technology between India and Azerbaijan holds immense potential for mutual growth. With India diversifying its energy sources, the improved connectivity to Azerbaijan becomes even more significant.

Baku’s economic significance is undeniable, as the city is often referred to as the “Black Gold Capital” due to its thriving oil and gas industry. Situated on the Absheron Peninsula, Baku boasts abundant reserves and major corporations that contribute to its global energy prominence and economic growth.


The new IndiGo flights between Delhi and Baku not only offer convenient travel options but also pave the way for vibrant cultural exchanges and enhanced people-to-people interactions.

India and Azerbaijan share a special bond, and this strengthened connection creates a solid foundation for collaboration, progress, and shared prosperity. The historical and contemporary marvels of Baku, combined with its economic significance, make it an enticing destination for travelers seeking unique experiences.

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