BAKU: Nakhchivan Airport Is Due To Open

Nakhchivan Airport Is Due To Open

Baku Today

Azerbaijan State Airlines Concern will hold opening ceremony for
Nakhchivan airport tomorrow. The airport has been under reconstruction
for almost year and half. The reconstruction was scheduled to end
by the end of 2003. The construction work has covered about 350,000
square meters.

Nakhchivan airport stands solely for transport communication
of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan with the rest
of Azerbaijan. Nakhchivan has been in blockade following Karabakh
conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The Airlines Concern was to announce about the opening of the airport
earlier. Yet the concern’s officials said, they had to postpone a
ceremony because of bad weather conditions.

President Ilham Aliyev is expected to attend the opening ceremony
in Nakhchivan.