LOT Launches Services to Azerbaijan

Photo Credit: Piotr Bozyk/AviationSource
Photo Credit: Piotr Bozyk/AviationSource

WARSAW – LOT Polish Airlines has launched a new connection from Warsaw, which started on May 27. Onboard the national carrier’s aircraft we can now fly to the largest city in the Caucasus – Baku. The connection is of particular business value, as Azerbaijan has been an important economic partner of Poland for years.

The summer flight network of LOT Polish Airlines includes many new destinations, including the capital of Azerbaijan. The first Boeing B737-800 to Baku will take off on Friday, May 27 at 23.00. The flight from Chopin Airport to Baku’s Heydar Aliyev Airport takes around 4 hours.

Four flights per week

The Polish carrier will fly to the capital of Azerbaijan for the first time. The flights are available for purchase in the booking systems. LOT will fly there four times a week with a schedule (local time):

LO721 WAW 2300 – 0510+1 GYD B738/B38M (-2-4-6-)

LO722 GYD 0600 – 0830 WAW B738/B38M (-2-4-6-)

Rafał Milczarski, President of the Management Board, LOT Polish Airlines said: “This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan. I am all the more pleased to announce the launch of the route to Baku. “

“I firmly believe that direct connection will contribute to the further promotion of Polish heritage in Azerbaijan and the strengthening of relations between the two countries. And the legacy of Polish architects in Azerbaijan, in turn, with its beautiful monuments, will enchant tourists from Poland. You are welcome on board!”

Polish heritage in Azerbaijan

At a meeting with journalists, Nargiz Gurbanova, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Poland said that the launch of LOT’s flight to Baku will provide an opportunity to learn about Polish heritage in Azerbaijan, its culture, art and cuisine, nature, as well as economic development – in this context, pointing to the country’s sizeable oil and gas deposits.

said Ambassador Gurbanova said: “Azerbaijan and Baku also have Polish traces. The work of Polish architects active in Azerbaijan at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries made a significant contribution to the development of Azerbaijani culture, science and industry”

Get inspired by Azerbaijan

Situated on the Caspian Sea, Baku is dubbed a city of contrasts. Its landscape is studded with futuristic skyscrapers that adjoin traditional buildings. The old town in Baku was surprised with medinas well-known from Morocco, as well as cosy, narrow streets reminiscent of those in Istanbul. On the other hand, a permanent element in the city’s audio-visual landscape is the strong wind. Even the name of the Azerbaijani capital means “a wind blow”.

Moving just a few dozen kilometres away from Baku, we come out to meet another element. Yanar Dağ Hill is famous for its ever-burning fire. And all thanks to the vast deposits of oil and natural gas hidden deep inside practically the entire area of the Absheron Peninsula.

LOT further encourages travellers that Baku is therefore not only a thrilling city, harbouring gems of architecture, but also a great starting point for exploring places where nature plays first fiddle.

Tickets for flights from Warsaw to Baku are already available via all sales channels. This includes the lot.com website, LOT Contact Center and LOT Travel offices.

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