Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) has plans for new passenger flights from Baku Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan to the Nizhniy Novgorod, Minsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Kazan, and Rostov which should start soon.
These cities are home to a large number of ethnic Azerbaijanis. Regional diaspora leaders have repeatedly asked Azerbaijan’s national carrier to carry out regular flights to their cities.
The company will also open international flights from Ganja to Mineralnye Vody and Antalya, stressing that Ganja has a dynamically developing airport.
The company intends to do everything to facilitate the growth of passenger traffic from Ganja, Asgarov. There are plans to launch a new domestic flight between Azerbaijani Gabala and Nakhchivan.
The most important routes will undoubtedly be the intercontinental flight from Baku to New York. We plan to carry out regular flights to the US at the end of the summer season. AZAL has already received a permit from the US federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to go ahead with the project. The experts of FAA have praised Azerbaijan’s aviation safety compliance with international standards.
It will be the first flight from South Caucasus region to North America.
The new terminal of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport has the capacity to handle up to six million passengers per year.
Being the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national flag carrier, and a regional and CIS leader in the number of new aircrafts, AZAL offers its passenger flights to European countries, the CIS, Middle East, and Asia. After purchasing some new Boeing aircrafts for long-haul flights in 2014, the airline plans to open regular flights to several destinations in North America and Southeast Asia.
The company cooperates in codeshare with about 60 airlines.