26 August, 2017

Buta Airways Launch 1st September

Azerbaijan Airlines has taken delivery of a leased Embraer E190 all ready for the launch of its new low cost budget airline Buta Airways subsidiary, which is scheduled to launch on 1st September. 

Buta Airways was set up in December 2016 by Azerbaijan Airlines and will have its own all Embraer aircraft fleet, staff and livery which features a mythological bird called the Simurg bird. It also includes the colours of the Azerbaijan flag. 

Read more to see where they will be flying to- 

The initial routes from Baku for the low cost airline will be  Antalya, Kazan, Tbilisi,  Kiev, Moscow, and Tehran. A little later they will start services to Istanbul and St. Petersburg, there are also plans for a service from Ganja to Moscow. 

The airline promises fares will start at just €29 that's around $34 one way - to all destinations, and in common with many low cost and ultra low cost carriers Buta will charge extra for things like taking a bag into the cabin, hold luggage, using the check-in counters, extra leg-room seats and front row seats. Whilst the airline will also charge for hot meals - around  €8, they will be giving away water and sandwiches free of charge on all flights.

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