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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...

Silk Way Helicopter Services replenished its fleet with modern helicopter for aerial photography

Silk Way Helicopter Services commercial helicopter airline has expanded its fleet with the newest AgustaWestland AW109SP helicopter with photo/video equipment, specialized for high-quality aerial photography.  AW109SP helicopters are equipped with a navigation satellite system for all-weather operation. The glass cockpit of the helicopter provides excellent visibility. The Gyro-Stabiliz...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 4 million passengers during eleven months of 2018

During eleven months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 4.1 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 9 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1 million 756,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 411,000 passengers. 3.54 million passengers (86 percent of passen...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the eighth in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. “Adding new aircraft to the fleet will further expand...