AZAL to perform additional special flight to Istanbul on July 4

  04 July 2020    Read: 1357
  AZAL to perform additional special flight to Istanbul on July 4

On the coming Saturday, July 4, the National Carrier of Azerbaijan will perform another special flight on the Baku-Istanbul-Baku route.

Tickets sale is open on the official website of the airline (www.azal.az), the company told AzVision.az. 

The flight in the Baku-Istanbul-Baku direction will be operated on Airbus A320 which can seat 168 passengers in Economy Class.

The fares are similar to those previously announced for special flights scheduled to be operated until the end of August.

When purchasing tickets, students can take advantage of 30% discount. For this purpose, a scanned copy of immigration document and passport must be sent to the airline's call centre via the feedback form available on the website or using WhatsApp messenger once the booking is made on the website. Detailed video instruction on booking discounted tickets is available at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HylsY0m9cEM

To recap, according to the new rules, only passengers who have been tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) will be allowed to board the flights. A list of laboratories accredited by the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) can be found below:

- Inci Laboratories. Address: Bulbul Avenue, 40. Contact number: +994 51 229 49 80

- Referans Clinical Laboratory Centre. Address: Mirzabala Mammadzade Str... Contact number: +994 70 653 00 33

- Memorial Clinic. Address: Gara Garayev Avenue, 38a. Contact number: +994 12 520 30 40

As previously reported, when departing from the Istanbul airport, at the check-in counter, you will need to present a certificate of negative COVID-19 test result issued by one of the “Memorial Sağlık Grubu” clinics or other clinics from the list available on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Health: https://covid19bilgi.saglik.gov.tr/tr/covid-19-yetkilendirilmis-tani-laboratuvarlari-listesi.

Passengers returning from other countries via Istanbul may present a certificate of testing issued by a laboratory certified by the Ministry of Health (or other competent authority) of that country or by passing tests in one of the Turkish clinics from the list above.

In all cases, the test must be passed no later than 48 hours before the scheduled departure.

In accordance with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, all passengers arriving by these flights to Baku will have to self-isolate for two weeks. For this purpose, during flight they are required to complete a declaration indicating the address of residence at which they can self-isolate. 8103 SMS permissions will not apply to these persons. 

According to the new rules introduced by AZAL, only a woman’s hand bag, or a man’s briefcase, or a bag for a laptop with the dimensions not exceeding 30x35x10 cm (the bag should be used only for its intended purpose) are allowed as carry-on luggage. Other baggage including paper and plastic bags must be checked to be transported in the cargo hold of aircraft. Purchases made at Duty Free stores are also not allowed on board an aircraft.


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