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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.       ...

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...