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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...

AZAL will resume flights to Geneva

Starting from October 30 this year, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will start Baku-Geneva-Baku flights. AZAL flights will be carried out as part of a joint charter program for the classic transportation scheme, which includes free baggage and hand luggage and meals on board. AZAL’s J2-5009 / J2-5010 flights will be carried out twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays with Airbus A319 aircraft...

Silk Way West Airlines increases flights to Chinese city of Zhengzhou

Azerbaijani cargo air carrier Silk Way West Airlines increases the number of flights to China. The number of Baku-Zhengzhou flights will be increased from four to six times a week. The appropriate agreements were reached at ICAO Cargo Conference in Zhengzhou held in early September. At the event Silk Way West Airlines announced about its plans of strategic development in China. “Wit...

Aeronavigation Department launched after reconstruction at National Aviation Academy

On the eve of academic year, the building of Aeronavigation Department at the National Aviation Academy was put into operation after full reconstruction. On September 12 AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov, the National Aviation Academy’s rector Arif Pashayev, as well as academic staff got acquainted with the conditions created at the department.  With the support of CJSC Azerbaijan A...

Buta Airways expands its route network with flights to another popular Turkish resort

Starting from October 6, 2018, national low-cost airline Buta Airways will open direct flights to Turkey's another popular destination - Izmir.  The minimum fare for Baku-Izmir flight (Adnan Menderes airport, IATA code: ADB) like for other destinations of the Airline, will cost 29 euros (one way). Flights will be carried out once a week – on Saturdays.       ...