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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....

Azerbaijan Airlines increasing regular flights to London

Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) is increasing the number of regular flights from Baku to London, in accordance with the winter schedule. Currently, AZAL is carrying out five flights per week from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the major international airport of the UK’s capital - London Heathrow Airport. The flights will be implemented on a daily basis since Oct. 30. On Saturd...

Russia to open service center for Mi-8/17 helicopters in Azerbaijan

The Russian Helicopters Holding will open a center for repair of Mi-8/17 helicopters in Azerbaijan and the corresponding agreement is expected to be signed at the ADEX 2016 exhibition in late September, TASS reported citing deputy director general of the holding for after-sales service, Igor Chechikov. He added that negotiations are currently underway regarding the form of cooperation. &ldqu...

Azerbaijan to firm MC-21 lease once flight-tests start

Azerbaijan Airlines has tentatively signed to lease 10 Irkut MC-21-300s from Russia’s Ilyushin Finance. The aircraft would be delivered over the course of 2019-20, the leasing company states. Azerbaijan Airlines would take the MC-21s in a 159-seat configuration including 20 in the business-class cabin. It has not specified an engine selection but the type will be tested wi...

Several important innovations will be introduced on AZAL and AZALJET flights

Meals on AZALJET flights will differ slightly from the same menu of AZAL’s classic flights. AZALJET passengers will be offered a hot meal (with a choice of chicken or meat meal), bread, juice, water, tea or coffee. If it is a morning flight, passengers will be offered breakfast. In addition, as before passengers will have an opportunity to buy another type of improved hot menu while booki...