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AZAL will restore flights on Baku-Tbilisi-Baku route

Starting October 28, 2018, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will restore flights on route Baku-Tbilisi-Baku. AZAL flights will be operated according to the classical transportation scheme, including free baggage, hand luggage and onboard meals. It should be noted that from September 2017, flights on this route were operated only by low-cost airline Buta Airways, which is a structural subdivision of A...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.5 million passengers during the first seven months of 2018

During the first seven months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 2.5 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 14 percent.   National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1,070,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 256,000 passengers. 2.15 mln. passengers (86% of passenge...

"Azerbaijan Airlines" was once again awarded the prestigious Skytrax Award

Azerbaijani national air carrier was once again confirmed the prestigious "4 Star" rating by the world’s leading assessor of airline and airport service quality British consulting company Skytrax. This means that Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is rated along with recognized leaders of the global aviation market in terms of service quality. In addition, Azerbaijan Airlines became...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over two million passengers during the first six months

During the first six months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.96 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 14 percent.   National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 815,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 216,000 passengers. 1.685 mln. passengers (86% of passenger traffic) a...

Restrictions on powdered substances in hand luggage on flights to/from the US

In accordance with the order of Transport Security Administration (TSA) the passengers flying to/from the US will be banned from carrying powdered substances exceeding 350 ml in their hand luggage.  Examples of powdered substances are flour, sugar, coffee, spices, powder milk and other similar products. If the passenger is not required such substances during the flight passengers are advis...

CANSO-2020 Global ATM Summit will be held in Baku for the first time

The capital of Azerbaijan has been chosen as a host city of the GlobalATM Summitof CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) in 2020.  The candidacy of Baku was unanimously chosen at a meeting of the Executive Committee (consists of the leaders of the FAA (USA), air navigation systems of Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, Argentina, civil aviation administrations of Si...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 1.5 million passengers during the first five months

During the first five months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.56 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 11 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 631,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 176,000 passengers. 1.34 mln. passengers (86% of passenger traffi...

Online air tickets to Nakhchivan now available for booking on AZAL’s website

Starting from today, online air tickets for flights from Baku to Nakhchivan and from Nakhchivan to Baku, departing from June 20, 2018, are available on the website of the national airline Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).   According to the order of Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers earlier in order to purchase air ticket in this direction, it was necessary to provide the original identity c...

Major repair of Russian-made helicopters carried out in Azerbaijan for the first time

The Service Center for helicopter major repair at Silk Way Helicopter Services carried out the major overhaul of Mi-8AMT/MTV helicopters for the first time. The decision to create such a center in Azerbaijan was taken in 2016 within the framework of the Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition (ADEX). As part of the first phase of its activity, since November 6, 2017, major repair of Russ...

Delegation on air traffic network management in Europe got acquainted with Azerbaijani civil aviation’s achievements

A delegation of the Network Manager Operations Centre - NMOC, headed by Joe Sultana, Director of the Centre, paid a working visit to Baku today. During  the visit, the guests got acquainted with Azerbaijani civil aviation facilities, including “Azeraeronavigation” Air Traffic Control Department and the new airport complex of the Heydar Aliyev International Airpor...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport’s passenger flow increased by 15 percent

During the first four months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 1,239,000 passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 15 percent.   National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 495,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 139,000 passengers. 1.066 million passengers (86 percent of passeng...

Azeraeronavigation introduces the most modern innovative air navigation system AIM

Azeraeronavigation Air Traffic Control Department (AZANS) under CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines completed the process of introducing integrated aeronautical information management system AIM. Such a fully integrated system was first introduced among all other countries of the post-Soviet space.  The new system reflects the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) concept in accordance with the g...