14:38 - December 15, 2019
News ID: 3470114
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A direct flight between the Republic of Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku and Iran’s holy city of Mashhad is going to be launched, an official said.


Abolfazl Mokramifar, director general of Khorasan Razavi province’s cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism department, said it will be launched next week.

Azerbaijan Airlines will operate two flights a week between the two cities, he noted.

According to Mokramifar, it is aimed at facilitating travels to Mashhad by Azeri pilgrims.

More than 85 percent of the people of Azerbaijan are Shia Muslims, he noted, adding that with the launch of the direct flight, over 3,000 Azeri pilgrims are expected to visit Mashhad every month.



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