Heydar Aliyev International Airport
|Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydər Əliyev adına beynəlxalq hava limanı
|IATA: GYD – ICAO: UBBB|
|Owner||Government of Azerbaijan|
|Elevation AMSL||3 m / 10 ft|
Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əliyev Beynəlxalq Hava Limanı) 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 25 kilometers east of Baku, connected to the city by a modern highway, which was put into operation in 2008. 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. 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 2,700 by 60 m (8,858 by 197 ft), Runway 17/35 is 3,200 by 45 m (10,499 by 148 ft).
A hotel with 205 rooms is located at the airport.
Airlines and destinations
|Passengers||Change from previous year||Aircraft operations||Change from previous year||Cargo
|Change from previous year|
|Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years: 2012, 2013, and 2014)
One can get to the airport from the capital 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. “Baku Bus - H1” express bus run from "28 May" and "Koroglu" metro stations to the airport around-the-clock. Buses run at the interval of 30 minutes. Getting to the airport from Baku (and vice-versa) in a private taxi takes about 20 minutes.
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Media related to Heydar Aliyev International Airport at Wikimedia Commons