Azerbaijan Airlines plans New York JFK flights

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Azerbaijan Airlines is seeking authority to serve the USA with a new flight between Baku and New York JFK International airport.

The carrier plans to operate Airbus A340-500 aircraft on the route but could use Boeing 787-8 aircraft in the future, it says in a regulatory filing on 10 February.

Azerbaijan could begin service as soon as it is granted a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the USA, according to its application. Flights will begin no later than the fourth quarter.

The airline operates two A340-500s and has orders for two 787-8s, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows. It also flies three Boeing 767-300ERs.

No carriers fly between Baku and JFK, Innovata schedules show.