During the first three months of 2018 Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 897,000 passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 15%.
National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 362,000 passengers, while the national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 104,000 passengers.
768,000 passengers (85.6% of passenger traffic) accounted for international flights.
Currently Heydar Aliyev International Airport serves 30 airlines on 52 destinations. Ten most popular international destinations include Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai, Kiev, Doha, Sharjah, Tbilisi, Baghdad, Tehran and St. Petersburg. 597,000 passengers traveled to these destinations in January-March.
Starting from March one of the leading airlines of the UAE – Etihad Airways – launched regular direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Baku.
The new airport terminal of Heydar Aliyev Airport (Terminal 1) was put into operation in April 2014. Its total area is 65,000 square meters.
Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the category of “4 stars” by the Skytrax.
In March Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport was named the best airport among airports of Russia and CIS countries for the level of the provided services, being awarded the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards for the second year in a row. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)
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