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Azerbaijan Airlines starts flight operations to Karachi

After Lahore and Islamabad, Karachi is the third city to enter the network of Azerbaijan Airlines. On his visit to Karachi, the Azerbaijan Ambassador met with Governor Sindh Kamran Tessori.

Azerbaijan Airlines started flight operations to the third city of Pakistan-Karachi, on Thursday.  Direct flights will be operated between Baku and Karachi twice a week.

The first flight from Baku of Azerbaijan Airlines reached Karachi on Thursday. Two weekly flights will be operated between Baku and Karachi on Thursday and Saturday.

The Ambassador of Azerbaijan, Khazar Farhadov, was also present at the airport to receive the first flight of Azerbaijan Airlines at Karachi Airport. The first flight from Karachi to Baku will leave on Saturday.

Last month, the airline announced to start of operations in Karachi. The start of flight operations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan is part of the bilateral agreement between the two countries.

After Lahore and Islamabad, Karachi is the third city to enter the network of Azerbaijan Airlines. On his visit to Karachi, the Azerbaijan Ambassador met with Governor Sindh Kamran Tessori. Both took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Karachi Airport to welcome Azerbaijan Airlines’s first flight to Karachi.

The ambassador from Azerbaijan to Pakistan said their countries get along well on political and military issues, and they have a long history of friendship. But he said they should also do more business together. To make this happen, he suggested including private companies in working groups set up by the two governments in December 2021.

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The ambassador wants businesses in Azerbaijan and Pakistan to work together more closely. He suggested inviting private companies to join teams focused on areas like trade, farming, banking, and tourism. These teams, created by the two governments, would help businesses in both countries work together better.

Pakistan has also secured a second LNG cargo from the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan. Pakistan LNG Limited and SOCAR Limited signed an agreement in July last year.

“Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) and Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) are pleased to announce the successful procurement of a second LNG cargo from the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) under the Government-to-Government Framework Agreement between PLL and SOCAR,” the energy ministry said in a statement. The first Cargo was delivered in December 2023.