Heydar Aliyev International Airport served about 900,000 passengers for the first quarter of 2018

Fri 13 April 2018 06:26 GMT | 10:26 Local Time

Text size: bigger smaller
W1siziisijiwmtgvmdqvmtmvmtavmjgvntcvyta0nmq2nzetm2rjny00ntywlwjmodetmgqzy2y2mzhlzdvhl2ltywdllmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzywedi3mcmixv0?sha=ca0f668a109a4242

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 percent, Trend reports.

National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 362,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 104,000 passengers.

768,000 passengers (85.6 percent of passenger traffic) accounted for international flights.

Currently, Heydar Aliyev International Airport serves 30 airlines on 52 destinations. Top 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 2018, 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, which is influential British consulting company specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various airlines and airports worldwide.

In March 2018 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.

News.Az

Printer

Commentary

Most read articles

More from Economy

In The Region

Editor Picks

Azerbaijan Cuisine

Explore the food of Azerbaijan - from sherbet to succulent kebab, from baklava to fragrant pilaff

Follow us

Find us on Facebook

Real estate