Tajikistan is ready to allow flight clearances into Dushanbe if Azerbaijani air companies are interested in this route. 

Speaking at the event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, Tajik Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rustam Soli has noted that Tajikistan and Azerbaijan plan to resume regular air traffic between Dushanbe and Baku, Trend.az news agency reported on April 25.  

Tajik Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rustam Soli

“There is great potential for increasing trade between the two countries.   I think that the opening of a direct flight will also increase trade,” Tajik diplomat was cited as saying.   

Meanwhile, an official within the Civil Aviation Agency under the Government of Tajikistan says the resumption of regular air traffic between Dushanbe and Baku is possible because the countries have an agreement on air traffic.  

Recall, the issue of resuming regular flights between Dushanbe and Baku was discussed back in February 2017.

The air route from Dushanbe to Baku was launched on July 10, 2012, but flights were suspended soon because of low passenger traffic.

Tajik national air carrier, Tajik Air, resumed once-weekly service between Dushanbe and Baku on the basis of the government-to-government agreement signed in March 2013 but flights were suspended again due to financial losses.