Qabala International Airport

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Qabala Airport

Qəbələ Beynəlxalq Aeroport
Airport typePublic
LocationQabala, Azerbaijan
Elevation AMSL ft / 338 m
Coordinates40°49′36″N 047°42′45″E / 40.82667°N 47.71250°E / 40.82667; 47.71250Coordinates: 40°49′36″N 047°42′45″E / 40.82667°N 47.71250°E / 40.82667; 47.71250
GBB is located in Azerbaijan
Location of airport in Azerbaijan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,600 11,809 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passenger change 13–14Increase19.3%
Aircraft movements918
Movements change 13–14Increase2.0%
Elevation/runway: DAFIF[1]
Coordinates: WikiMapia[2]

Qabala International Airport (Azerbaijani: Qəbələ Beynəlxalq Aeroport) (IATA: GBB, ICAO: UBBQ) is an airport serving Qabala[1] (also known as Qəbələ or Gabala), the capital of the Gabala district (rayon) in Azerbaijan. The airport was officially opened by President Ilham Aliyev on 17 November 2011.[3]


The airport resides at an elevation of 935 feet (285 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,600 by 60 metres (11,811 ft × 197 ft).[1]

Runway 16 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 meters) and visibility (350 meters).[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air ArabiaSeasonal: Sharjah[5]
Azerbaijan AirlinesBaku[6]
Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai-International[7]

From March to October 2016 Gabala was the Azerbaijan gateway for Pegasus flights from Istanbul, but these were suspended due to lack of demand.[8]


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
2013 46,658 N.D. 900 N.D. 327 N.D.
2014 55,651 Increase19.27% 918 Increase 2.00% 3 Decrease99.08%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2013,[9] and 2014[10])


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for UBBQ from DAFIF (effective July 2012)
  2. ^ Coordinates from aerial imagery at WikiMapia
  3. ^ – Gabala Airport Archived 27 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ – UBBQ charts Archived 2 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Air Arabia adds seasonal Gabala service in S18". routesonline. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  6. ^ "AZAL will continue flights to Ganja and Gabala | Azerbaijan Airlines". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Drie nieuwe bestemmingen voor prijsvechter Flydubai". 17 February 2017.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Airport Council International's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report
  10. ^ Airport Council International's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report