Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport exceeds half a million in first two months
- 12 March 2018
During the first two months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 545,000 passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 16 percent.
In January-February this year, national air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 222,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 63,000 passengers.
470,000 passengers (86.2 percent of passenger traffic) accounted for international flights.
Currently, Heydar Aliyev International Airport serves 27 airlines on 47 destinations. Top ten most popular international destinations include Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai, Kiev, Doha, Sharjah, Tbilisi, Baghdad, Tehran and St. Petersburg. 368,000 passengers traveled to these destinations in January-February.
Starting from March 2018, one of the leading airlines of the UAE - Etihad Airways – launched regular direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Baku.