The first plane landed on Sunday (5 September) in the newly constructed Fuzuli International Airport. The plane, an Airbus A340-500 of Azerbaijan International Airlines (Azal), made the 35-minute flight from Baku to Fuzuli.
In addition, one of the largest cargo planes, Boeing 747-400, belonging to the Azerbaijani airline Silk Way, also landed at Fuzuli airport today. The plane delivered cargo by air for the first time to the region that returned to Azerbaijani control following last autumn's 44-day war.
The flights mark the inauguration of the recently constructed runway which is 3000 meters long and 60 meters. Azerbaijani aviation sources say that the runway is fully equipped with instruments and landing and navigation systems, lighting equipment, and primary and secondary radar systems, to ensure flight safety in accordance with all ICAO requirements. This will allow the airport to receive aircraft of any type.