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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...

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...