transport in Caucasus

Air Arabia Jordan to link Tbilisi and Amman

Air Arabia Jordan to link Tbilisi and Amman

Air Arabia Jordan, the Kingdom’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC), is launching its inaugural flight to Tbilisi from Amman today, becoming the first regular flight to directly link Georgia with Jordan. The inaugural flight departed …

Mercedes Benz named most popular car in Georgia

Mercedes Benz named most popular car in Georgia

Georgia's Interior Ministry has published the list of most popular cars in the country. According to the published data, Mercedes Benz was the most popular car in 2016. In total, 1.2 million cars were registered in Georgia …

Armenia airlines launching direct flights to Israel

Armenia airlines launching direct flights to Israel

Armenia airlines has obtained a permit to launch flights from Yerevan to Israel, the General Department of Civil Aviation said. The deal became possible following lengthy negotiations between the GDCA and relevant authorities in …

Crew in Vnukovo boycotts flight to Yerevan due to brawler

Crew in Vnukovo boycotts flight to Yerevan due to brawler

 The crew boycotted the flight to Yerevan at the Vnukovo Moscow airport because of the passenger who insisted on getting a business class seat. The incident occurred tonight at about 3:00 (MSK). A UTair Boeing was supposed to …

Georgia and Ukraine to be connected by railway ferry service

Georgia and Ukraine to be connected by railway ferry service

Georgia and Ukraine have signed an agreement on the creation of direct international railway ferry service, which was approved by the governments of the two countries. "Direct international railway ferry service through the …

Upper Lars opens for everyone

Upper Lars opens for everyone

The Georgian Military Road is open to all types of transport, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of North Ossetia reports. "Due to the improvement of weather conditions on the territory of Georgia, the possibility of ensuring the …

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway to be opened in two months

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway to be opened in two months

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway (BTK) will be opened in the next two months, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. According to him, Turkey  strengthens ties with the countries of the region through the major infrastructure …

Upper Lars closed due to avalanche danger

Upper Lars closed due to avalanche danger

The road along the Kazbegi-Verkhny Lars checkpoint on the Georgian-Russian border is closed due to avalanche danger, the website of the Department of Motorways Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia reports. The …

Bus on route to Moscow catches fire in Stavropol region

Bus on route to Moscow catches fire in Stavropol region

An accident involving about 30 people occurred today in the Stavropol region, when a passenger bus burst into flames on the full speed. "Today, around 14:00 Moscow time, on the 528th km of the road Astrakhan-Elista-Stavropol, the …

Iran starts laying rails for railway section bordering with Azerbaijan

Iran starts laying rails for railway section bordering with Azerbaijan

Iran has started laying rails for the Astara-Astara railway that will link Iran and Azerbaijan. The railway section is to run from Azerbaijan's Astara to Iran's Astara. Azerbaijan has already stretched its railway grid by 8.5 km …

Baku to host Transcaspian/Translogistica exhibition in late April

Baku to host Transcaspian/Translogistica exhibition in late April

The 16th Caspian International Transport, Transit and Logistics Exhibition TransCaspian/Translogistica 2017 will be held from 26th to 28th April at Baku Expo Center.  The TransCaspian/Translogistica exhibition is one of the leading …

Tbilisi: there is no alternative to Verkhny Lars

Tbilisi: there is no alternative to Verkhny Lars

First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and Minister of Energy, Kakha Kaladze, denied the rumors that the Abkhazian railway can be resumed as an alternative to the checkpoint 'Kazbegi - Verkhny Lars' on the border with …

Azerbaijan, Mexico discuss transport cooperation

Azerbaijan, Mexico discuss transport cooperation

Transport Minister of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade and Mexico's Ambassador to Baku Rodrigo Labardini have discussed bilateral cooperation. "Both sides have expressed their desire and interest in …

Transport, Communication and High Technologies ministry created in Azerbaijan

Transport, Communication and High Technologies ministry created in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to create the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies. The new ministry will be headed by Ramin Guluzade, Trend reports. …

Azerbaijan and Georgia to introduce new permits on road transport

Azerbaijan and Georgia to introduce new permits on road transport

The regular meeting of the Azerbaijani-Georgian Commission on International Transport Relations was held, during which the sides discussed the current situation in the field of international road transport between Azerbaijan and Georgia, the …

Railway line between Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Railway line between Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Chairman of CJSC Azerbaijani Railways (ADY) Javid Gurbanov has received Said Mohammadzade, Deputy Minister of Roads & Urban Development of Iran and President of Iranian Railways, abc.az reports. ADY …

Russia and Armenia to set up joint airline

Russia and Armenia to set up joint airline

Armenia and Russia will create a joint airline, the Armenian Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Vahan Martirosyan, said following his visit to Moscow this week. The two sides set up a …

ADB to review loan for North-South project by late summer

ADB to review loan for North-South project by late summer

The Asian Development Bank has postponed the allocation of a $200 million loan for the North-South Transport Corridor and Azerbaijani Railways. The Bank’s management review meeting was postponed from April 15 to August 25, 2017. …

Azerbaijan holds minute of silence to honor #039Black January#039 victims

Azerbaijan holds minute of silence to honor 'Black January' victims

Azerbaijan has held a minute of silence to pay tribute to the 'Black January' victims. The movement of traffic and pedestrians in Azerbaijan’s cities was stopped for a minute to honor the tragedy victims, while the …

Putin: infrastructure projects of North Caucasus should be completed by 2021

Putin: infrastructure projects of North Caucasus should be completed by 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that authorities in the country’s southern territory of North Caucasus would complete main infrastructure projects to attract tourists by 2021.  "We all …

 Mahmoud Vaezi: Iranian-Azerbaijani cooperation at high point

Mahmoud Vaezi: Iranian-Azerbaijani cooperation at high point

Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan have been at the highest level in the last quarter of a century, the Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, said at the 11th meeting of the …

Baku Port expects growth in freight transportation

Baku Port expects growth in freight transportation

Drop in the volumes was recorded last year due to global economic crisis

Structure of Azerbaijan’s national airline AZAL expanded

Structure of Azerbaijan’s national airline AZAL expanded

By Decision #518 from 19 December 2016 the Cabinet Ministers of Azerbaijan endorsed the amendments to the Charter and the structure of Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL). According to the amendments, passenger airline Buta Airways has been …

High-speed train to connect Baku and Naftalan

High-speed train to connect Baku and Naftalan

In the framework of the ‘’strategic road map for the development of specialized tourism industry in Azerbaijan’’,  a high-speed train will be launched between Baku and …

Georgian Military Road declared unsafe

Georgian Military Road declared unsafe

The traffic of the Georgian Military Road is partially restricted, the road is open for only passenger cars and buses,  the Department of Highways of the Georgian Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia …

Baku, Tbilisi, Astana and Ankara sign railway memorandum

Baku, Tbilisi, Astana and Ankara sign railway memorandum

The railway ministries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia have agreed to develop the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), the press service of Azerbaijan Railways said. The head of Azerbaijan Railways …

Verkhny Lars allows movement of all transport types

Verkhny Lars allows movement of all transport types

Movement along the Georgian Military Road was allowed for all types of transport, Georgia's Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure reported. Traffic on the road is regulated by local patrols. …

Tax for wealthy car enthusiasts to be introduced in Georgia

Tax for wealthy car enthusiasts to be introduced in Georgia

The Georgian government intends to impose a tax on car ownership for the families with an annual income of over 40 thousand lari (about $ 15.6 thousand), it will be charged starting from the next year, the media report. …

Azerbaijan to increase tariffs for transportation services

Azerbaijan to increase tariffs for transportation services

The tariffs for transportation services will be raised in Azerbaijan after the Tariff Council adopted a decision to increase energy tariffs. "The raised prices for electricity and gas will increase the cost of services …

AZAL and Vnukovo make Moscow and Baku closer

AZAL and Vnukovo make Moscow and Baku closer

Today, an agreement to increase the number of regular flights Baku-Moscow to 2 per day was signed at the Moscow Vnukovo Airport. The agreement was signed between Vnukovo Airport CEO Vasily Alexandrov and the Vice-President of …