Heydar Aliyev International Airport

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydər Əliyev adına beynəlxalq hava limanı
Һејдәр Әлијев адына бејнәлхалг һава лиманы
Baku Airport Logo.png
Международный аэропорт Гейдар Алиев.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Azerbaijan
Operator Government
Serves Baku
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates 40°28′03″N 050°02′48″E / 40.46750°N 50.04667°E / 40.46750; 50.04667
Website airport.az
Heydar Aliyev International Airport is located in Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,995[1] 13,107 Asphalt/Concrete
17/35 3,200 10,499 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 2,966,725
Passenger change 13–14 Increase3.9%
Aircraft movements 34,794
Movements change 13–14 Increase5.9%
Source: [1] www.airportbaku.com, Azerbaijanian AIP at EUROCONTROL[2] ACI's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report.

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əliyev Beynəlxalq hava limanı (Latin); Һејдәр Әлијев адына бејнәлхалг һава лиманы (Cyrillic)) is one of the six international airports serving Azerbaijan. Formerly, it was called Bina International Airport by the name of a suburb in Baku. On March 10, 2004, the airport was renamed in honor of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, the third President of Azerbaijan. The airport is located 20 kilometers northeast of Baku, connected to the city by a modern highway, which was put into operation in 2008. It is the busiest airport in Azerbaijan and of the Caucasus. The airport serves as the home base for flag carrier Azerbaijan Airlines and its subsidiary AZALJet as well as freight carrier Silk Way Airlines.


Two passenger terminals (International Terminal 1 and Domestic Terminal 2) and two cargo terminals operate at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. The old terminal built in Soviet times, was entirely demolished and replaced by the new Terminal 1. The four-level engineering concept was developed in July 2010 by Arup company, with a tricorn shape and semi transparent roof.[3] The total area is 65,000 square meters. The interior, designed by Turkish company AUTOBAN, has a series of oak-veneer 'cocoons'.

Terminal 1, commissioned in April 2014, has twelve aerobridge equipped parking bays. The terminal is designed for 6 million passengers per year. It currently serves up to 3 million passengers per year. Terminal 2, which now only serves domestic flights, was completed in 1989.


The airport has two runways; Runway 16/34 is 3,995 by 60 m (13,107 by 197 ft), Runway 17/35 is 3,200 by 45 m (10,499 by 148 ft).[4]

Site Map of Baku Airport


A hotel with 205 rooms is located at the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Azerbaijan Airlines is the main passenger airline at Baku Airport
Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Almaty, Astana
ATA Airlines Mashhad, Tabriz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Azerbaijan Airlines Aktau, Barcelona, Beijing–Capital, Berlin-Tegel, Dubai–International, London–Heathrow, Milan–Malpensa, Minsk, New York–JFK, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Tel–Aviv
airBaltic Riga
Belavia Minsk
Buta Airways Antalya, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen (begins 29 October 2017), Kazan, Kiev-Zhuliany, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Vnukovo, St Petersburg (begins 29 October 2017), Tbilisi, Tehran-Imam Khomeini[6]
flydubai Dubai–International
IrAero Seasonal: Krasnoyarsk[7]
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Najaf
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Lufthansa Ashgabat, Frankfurt
Mahan Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Onur Air Trabzon
Pegas Fly Moscow-Zhukovsky[8]
Qatar Airways Doha, Tbilisi
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
SCAT Airlines Aktau, Atyrau
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Seasonal: Odessa
Ural Airlines Kazan, Samara, St Petersburg,[9] Ufa, Yekaterinburg
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Wataniya Airways Kuwait[10]
Wizz Air Budapest
Silkway West Airlines is the main cargo airline at Baku Airport


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Almaty, Amman-Queen Alia, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Singapore
Cargolux Italia Milan-Malpensa
Silk Way Airlines Aktau, Amsterdam, Atyrau, Baghdad, Bishkek, Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Kabul, Kandahar, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur, London-Stansted, Luxembourg, Maastricht, Milan-Malpensa, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore,[11] Tbilisi, Tehran-Imam Khomeini,[12] Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Ürümqi, Chicago,[13] New York City, Djibouti
Silk Way Airlines
operated by Sky Gates Airlines
Hong Kong, Maastricht,[14] Moscow-Sheremetyevo[14]


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2012 2,729,611 Increase13.50% 32,582 Increase11.90% 11,239 Increase12.10%
2013 2,856,371 Increase 4.64% 32,846 Increase 0.81% 12,937 Increase15.11%
2014 2,966,725 Increase 3.86% 34,794 Increase 5.93% 14,204 Increase 9.79%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years: 2012,[15] 2013,[16] and 2014[17])

Ground transport[edit]

Access to the city centre by a car either on the airport highway through Heydar Aliyev Avenue, or on Zikh highway through Nobel Avenue. Parking lots designed for more than 1,600 cars in total, are available in front of each terminal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ maps.google.com
  2. ^ EAD Basic Archived January 12, 2011, at WebCite
  3. ^ "Heydar Aliyev International Airport | Arup | A global firm of consulting engineers, designers, planners and project managers". www.arup.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Baku Cargo Terminal". Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Sheraton Hotel". www.airport.az. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Buta Airways preliminary operation from Sep 2017". routesonline.com. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  7. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273434/iraero-adds-azerbaijan-service-from-june-2017/
  8. ^ "New airline routes launched (25 July 2017 – 31 July 2017)". anna.aero. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (26 May 2017). "Ural Airlnes adds St. Petersburg – Baku route from late-May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  10. ^ https://www.wataniyaairways.com/your-destinations/
  11. ^ Flightradar24. "VQ-BWY - Boeing 747-83Q(F) - Silk Way West Airlines - Flightradar24". www.flightradar24.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Silk Way West Airlines". www.silkwaywest.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Silk Way West Airlines launches direct flights to Chicago". 
  14. ^ a b Woerkom, Klaas-Jan van (13 October 2016). "Sky Gates Airlines start vluchten naar Maastricht". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  15. ^ Airport Council International's 2012 World Airport Traffic Report
  16. ^ Airport Council International's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report
  17. ^ Airport Council International's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report

External links[edit]

Media related to Heydar Aliyev International Airport at Wikimedia Commons