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Silk Way Airlines expands fleet with another Boeing 747 freighter

Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way has taken delivery of another Boeing 747-400 freighter. This is the 10th Boeing-747 aircraft, which will be operated by the Airline. With the additional aircraft the Airline will further grow its schedule network.  Over the past 10 years, Heydar Aliyev International Airport has become a major air cargo logistic center. Today, Azerbaija...

AZAL launches regular flights to Kuwait City

Starting December 22, 2018, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch regular flights on the route Baku-Kuwait-Baku.​ AZAL flights J2 -119/J2-120 will be operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 Aircrafts with economy-class and comfort-club configurations. Departures will be carried out in Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport. It should be noted that earl...

New AZAL new campaign on flights from Baku to Beijing and return flight

Azerbaijan  Airlines (AZAL) announces a new campaign on route from Baku to Beijing and return flight. For flights from December 1 to March 26, 2019, the full cost of the ticket in economy class will be: Baku-Beijing-Baku-399 EURO  Beijing-Baku-Beijing-450 USD Prices are inclusive of all taxes and fees. Note that the number of tickets at discounted prices is limited.&n...

President of AZAL met with Commander of United States Transportation Command

Delegation headed by the Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, General Stephen Lyons, arrived in Baku for a working visit. During the visit, the guests got acquainted with Baku Cargo Terminal located at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Total Terminal building area is 25,000 m2and is the biggest and most technically advanced cargo terminal in CIS. Baku Cargo Terminal is a link for th...

Azerbaijan – guarantor for security in European sky

A meeting of the heads of European countries’ air navigation bodies took place in Brussels, in which AZANS Air Traffic Control Centertook part.   Following the meeting, AZANS was elected to European Air Navigation Organizations CEO committee.  This Committee includes the general directors of air navigation bodies of England, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy and...

AZAL and Belavia signed a codeshare agreement on Baku-Minsk route

In October 2018, Belavia Airlines JSC  and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) signed a bilateral agreement (codeshare) on the joint operation of Minsk-Baku air route starting from October 28, 2018.  According to this agreement, Belavia Airlines will be the operating carrier, and Azerbaijan Airlines will be the marketing partner on the Minsk-Baku-Minsk route. Thus, starting from October 2...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served about 3.5 million passengers during nine months of 2018

During the first nine months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 3.49 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 10 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1 million 512,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 345,000 passengers. 3 million passengers (86 percent of passenger...

AZAL and HungaroControl will cooperate in air traffic management

A delegation of HungaroControl headed by its Executive Director Kornél Szepessy arrived in Baku for a working visit on October 9.    By observing the active development of air navigation system and introduction of innovative technologies in Azerbaijan, the European structures of air navigation services show interest in cooperation with Azeraeronavigation Air Traffic Con...

Buta Airways opens direct flight to Georgia’s popular resort

Startingfrom June 14, 2019, the low-cost airline Buta Airways will launch direct flight to Georgia’s popular resort - Batumi. Batumi will be the low-cost airline’s second destination in Georgia. The airline is already operating regular flights from Baku to Tbilisi. The minimum fare for Baku-Batumi flight (IATA: BUS) like for other destinations of the Airline, will cost 29 euros (...

AZAL signed agreement to hold CANSO-2020 Global Summit in Baku

A delegation of the senior management of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization), headed by Director General Jeff Poole, arrived in Baku on a working visit on September 27.  The guests got acquainted with Azerbaijan's civil aviation facilities, including the Azeraeronavigation Air Traffic Control Center, Airspace Supervision & Efficiency Center (ASEC) and the new ai...

AZAL to acquire flight simulators for new aircraft types

AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov met with Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions of L-3 Technologies, on September 25.  At the meeting, the sides discussed prospects for cooperation. The guests noted that the opportunities created in Azerbaijan’s civil aviation by using advanced technology made a great impression on them. Thanks to its innovative development...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with new Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received a new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the seventh in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. The new aircraft of Buta Airways is named after the Nakhchivan Au...