Azerbaijan could attract Western European airlines with EU liberalisation

    CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Azerbaijan aviation: capacity shortage = airline opportunities’, stated (27-May-2019) Azerbaijan’s Government is interested in negotiating an open skies agreement with the EU and joining the European Common Aviation Area, a move which could lead to significantly increased interest from western European airlines, including LCCs. Azerbaijan is also working to upgrade and enhance its air traffic management capabilities. Azerbaijan’s schedule is almost all short/medium haul, with only three long haul routes and TurkeyRussia and UAE accounting for almost two thirds of seats. [more – CAPA Analysis]