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BUTA AIRWAYS livery and logo approved

The logo, corporate style and livery of BUTA AIRWAYS, the first low-cost airline of Azerbaijan, were created by preserving national coloring. The logo of Buta Airways reflects the symbolism of the mythological sacred bird Simurg, represented in the form of the Azerbaijani ornament buta. On the airline’s bright livery, buta patterns are drawn in the corporate blue color of the CJSC Azer...

Azerbaijan and Russia signed Main Actions Plan for 2017 for helicopter maintenance in Baku

Another round of negotiations was held to establish a service center for maintenance and overhaul of helicopters in Azerbaijan within the 10th International Exhibition HeliRussia-2017 in Moscow. President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Askerov, Director General of Russian Helicopters holding Andrey Boginsky, President of Silk Way Holding Zaur Akhundov and Director General of Silk Way...

Tree Planting Campaign held at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

On May 15, the first stage of a large-scale campaign of Azerbaijan Airlines to plant a tree for each flight ticket sold, was held at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. From May 3 to 10, about 25,000 tickets have been sold in total through the airline's website and at the AZAL’s official sales agencies. Employees of all units of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines, including pilots,...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over a million passengers since the beginning of the year

During the period January-April 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport serviced 1 million 62 thousand passengers, which is 36% more than the same period of last year. AZAL carried 594,000 passengers, 158,000 of which were carried on domestic flights to Nakhchivan, Ganja and Gabala. 904,000 passengers (85%) of Baku airport were carried by international flights. 48.2% of the total intern...

Buy AZAL flight ticket - plant a tree!

Azerbaijan Airlines announces the launch of a special environmental project aimed at greening the city of Baku and taking care to preserve the environment. From May 3 to May 10, 2017, the airline will plant one tree for each flight ticket sold on the destinations of AZAL and AZALJET. Within the project, a special campaign to plant seedlings will be held in the vicinity of...

Boeing, Silk Way Announce Order for Ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and Silk Way announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at $1.1 billion at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. "Silk Way’s success and profitability is a direct result of investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional and international footpr...

Silk Way Airlines expands fleet with another Boeing 747-8F freighter

On Friday, April 7, an official ceremony of arrival of a new Boeing 747-8F aircraft, which belongs to the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way Airlines, was held at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Asgarov, President of Silk Way Holding Zaur Akhundov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States to Azerbaijan Robert Cekut...

AZALJET launches flights from Azerbaijani regions to Moscow

AZALJET, low-cost brand of Azerbaijan Airlines, starts regular flights from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Azerbaijani regions - Ganja and Gabala from March 15. On the occasion of the first Moscow-Ganja flight a solemn event was held with the participation of AZAL vice-president Eldar Hajiyev and Director General of Vnukovo Airport Vasily Alexandrov on March 15. Moscow-Ganja flights will be opera...

Silk Way West Airlines successfully passed IOSA audit

Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines has once again passed audit procedure of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for compliance with the IOSA standard (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and extended the certificate for another two years. Given that the requirements of this standard are tightened each year, this audit has once again proved Silk Way West Airlines as...

Silk Way Helicopter Services offers travelling by helicopter

Domestic tourism gains great popularity in Azerbaijan. This is understandable - the unique nature, favorable climate, developed infrastructure and a lot of various leisure opportunities. In addition, the number of foreign visitors coming to see the sightseeing in our country grows each year. Silk Way Helicopter Services (SWHS) is ready to offer travel lovers a wide range of unique air travels....

AZAL will continue flights to Ganja and Gabala

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will continue regular flights on the Baku-Ganja route from February 15, as well as on the Baku-Gabala route from February 17. Baku-Ganja flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and flights to Gabala - on Fridays and Sundays. Departure from Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) - at 11:05, arrival at Ganja International Airport...

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport record in 2016

Heydar Aliyev International Airport handled 3.26 million passengers in 2016, which is a record in the history of civil aviation of Azerbaijan. 83.5% of passenger traffic was international traffic. In 2016 28 passenger airlines were flying to Azerbaijan's capital, including national carrier "Azerbaijan Airlines» (AZAL), which accounted for 51.3% of the passengers traveling abroad....