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Azerbaijan Airlines introduces mobile application for iPhone and Android devices

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier - AZAL rolled out its own mobile application for iOS (version 9.0 or later) and Android (version 5.0 or later) smartphones. The mobile application with user-friendly interface allows users to purchase air tickets to all destinations, including flights operated jointly with other airlines under a code-share agreement. Passengers who have already pu...

Silk Way will organize annual Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku

The traditional two-days Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2019 opened October 8-9 at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel. The summit is organized by Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way and Swedish company Euroavia International. This international forum will bring together 200 top managers and top executives from leading global companies to discuss current trends and the future o...

AZAL adopts modern technologies to reduce its harmful emissions

Azerbaijan Airlines signed a partnership with OpenAirlines to use its solution SkyBreathe.  Given the high priority of the issue of reducing harmful emissions for AZAL, this agreement is of a strategic importance for Azerbaijan’s national air carrier. SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency is an innovative solution using Big Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning...

Over 3 million air passengers have been served in Azerbaijan since the beginning of the year

Azerbaijani international airports’ passenger traffic hit 3.06 million people in the first seven months of 2019. Of these, 2.6 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is 9% more than the same figure last year. The second busiest airport is Nakhchivan - 367 thousand passengers from January to July, and the third - the airport of Ganja, which served 85 thousand...

Azerbaijan's international airports served 2.4 million passengers in the first six months of 2019

Azerbaijani international airports’ passenger traffic hit 2.4 million people in the first half of 2019. Of these, 2 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is 73,000 passengers more than the same figure last year. The second busiest airport was Nakhchivan - 284 thousand passengers, the third - the airport of Ganja with a passenger flow of 70 thousand people fo...

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...