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Bravo Heydar Aliyev International Airport for the readiness during the UEFA Europa League final

Big events are a serious challenge for every airport. Number of movements is booming, the airport must be ready to habdle routine operations and the additional traffic on the highest levet. This time, Heydar Aliyev International Airport confirmed its TOP level during the UEFA Europa League final! Azerbaijan Airlines, which includes Heydar Aliyev International Airport, announced ...

First landing of Azerbaijan’s Boeing 747 freighter at Istanbul New Airport

The Boeing 747-8F aircraft of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines became the first F-category large cargo airliner that landed at the recently opened New Istanbul Airport.  Baku-Istanbul-Baku flight was served by the Turkish “Çelebi” ground handling company, which has been providing aviation services at a high professional level for many years. ...

Baku welcomes arriving Racing cars of Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Delivery of cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku started. Flights from Shanghai and Bahrain delivered racing cars and equipment needed for their maintenance and organization of the competition.  Most of the cargo was delivered by Azerbaijani Silk Way West Airlines. The national air cargo carrier transports equipment...

Azerbaijan through the eyes of a falcon

Azerbaijan's national air carrier presents new destinations to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh Azerbaijan’s national air carrier held a presentation in Riyadh entitled “Azerbaijan through the eyes of a falcon”, at which new routes of Azerbaijan Airlines to a number of cities in Saudi Arabia were presented. The event was attended by a delegation of AZAL, headed by Vice-President...

Best airport in the CIS once again is Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards for being the best among all airports in the post-Soviet space. Azerbaijani capital’s airport retains leadership in this nomination for the third year in a row. In addition, Heydar Aliyev International Airport took the 3rd place on the list of world airports, which annually serve...

AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to the new Airport

Due to the closure of Ataturk Airport, starting from April 7, 2019, all AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to Istanbul New Airport. It should be noted, that within the summer schedule for 2019 (from March 31 to October 26), Azerbaijan Airlines will operate three flights per day on route Baku-Istanbul-Baku, and in the period from May 1 to October 6 will operate four flights per day. Ne...

IOSA Certificate renewed for Silk Way West Airlines, demonstrating the World's Safety and Operational Standards

Baku-based airline Silk Way West Airlines is delighted to announce the renewal of its International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for the next two years, until January, 2021. IOSA is an internationally recognized and accepted safety evaluation program, that acknowledges only the world's quality airlines, assessing each airline's operational...

Baku-Geneva-Baku AZAL’s flight schedule updated

Starting from February 5, AZAL's J2-5009/J2-5010flights from Baku to Geneva will be carried out twice a week according to the updated flight schedule. Starting from this date, on Tuesdays, departure from Baku will be at 07:00 in the morning, while arrival in Geneva at 09:00 local time. Return flight from Geneva will be carried out at 10:00 in the morning, arrival in Baku...

Free air tickets by AZAL for children traveling with parents

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announces a new winter campaign for those traveling with their families.  When purchasing two air tickets for adults (passengers should be parents and guardians) for the dates from February 1 to February 28, 2019, the airline provides a free air ticket for one child up to 12 years old on the same flight.  The campaign applies to the airline’s a...

New record for passenger traffic by Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic volume - last year it served a total of 4.43 million passengers. This is 9 percent higher than in 2017. In 2018, base airlines of the Airport - AZAL and Buta Airways carried 1.89 million and 442,000 passengers, respectively. A total of 3.81 million passengers were carried on international flights and 620,000 passenger...

AZAL launches regular flights to Almaty

Starting from April 2, 2019, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch regular flights on the route Baku -Almaty-Baku. AZAL flights will be operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 Aircrafts with Economy Class, Comfort-Club and Business Class configurations.  Departures will be carried out in Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.  Almaty is called...

Record number of aircraft used Azerbaijan’s airspace in 2018

According to the statistics of the Azeraeronavigation Air Navigation Department (AZANS) for 2018, a total of 150,000 flights used Azerbaijan’s airspace. 95,000 of them accounted for transit flights.  These figures are record-high in the history of AZANS. During the daily period, record-high number was 500 flights.  In total, 26 million passengers were transported on these fli...