After the traditional welcoming ceremony and memorable photos, a press conference was held, attended by Yashar Amirov, a representative of Buta Airways in Ukraine; Vyacheslav Cheltanov, Director of Marketing and Commerce LLC "International Airport Odessa"; Tetyana Markova, Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Odessa City Council; Alexander Sheka, head of tourism, recreation and resorts of the Odessa regional administration, as well as representatives of the tourist industry of the Southern region.
At the end of the conference, participants of the press conference cut the holiday cake with the logos of the airport and the airline.
"The opening of these flights is another confirmation of the development of social, cultural and economic relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Regular flights will promote the development of tourism, one of the priority sectors for Azerbaijan, and economic ties between our cities ", said Yashar Amirov, a representative of the Azerbaijan Airlines in Ukraine.
"We are happy to open a direct air service between our city and the Azerbaijani capital, especially since there were no regular flights to Baku for more than 2 years. I am sure that this event positively contributes to the further strengthening and development of cultural, economic and tourist ties between our countries ", - noted the director of the airport Pavel Prusak.
The Baku-Odesa-Baku route will be operated on a regular basis twice a week: on Thursdays and Sundays. The plane from Baku will be departed at 7:15 local time, and arrive in Odessa - until 9:40. Departure from Odessa airport - at 10:40 local time. Arrival in the capital of Azerbaijan - at 14:40.
Tickets are already on sale on the official website of the airline, as well as in all travel agencies of the city.
Buta Airways is an Azerbaijani airline established in 2016. The company's airplanes make flights from Baku and Ganja to ten international destinations. Buta Airways is one of the largest Azerbaijani airline AZAL ("Azerbaijan Airlines"). Odesa became the third Ukrainian city on the route map of the company.