Azerbaijan Airlines


Azerbaijan Airlines

Infobox_Airline
airline=Azerbaijan Airlines
logo=AZAL logo.gif
logo_size=150px
IATA=J2
ICAO=AHY
callsign=AZAL
founded=April 7, 1992
headquarters=Baku
key_people=Jakhangir Askerov
hubs=Heydar Aliyev International Airport
frequent_flyer=AZAL Miles
fleet_size=40 (+10 orders)
destinations=20
website=http://www.azal.co.uk

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yolları) is the national airline of Azerbaijan based in Baku. It is the state-owned airline operating scheduled passenger and cargo services from Baku to the CIS, Europe, China and the Middle East, as well as domestic services. Its main base is Heydar Aliyev International Airport, BakuFlight International, Directory: World Airlines, p.83, 27 March 2007] .

History

The airline was established and started operations on 7 April 1992. It wholly owns subsidiary airline Azal Avia Cargo.

Destinations

Fleet

The Azerbaijan Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 19 September 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=J2&al_op=1] :

As of 19 September 2008, the average age of the Azerbaijan Airlines fleet is 6.2 years ( [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Azerbaijan%20Airlines.htm] ).

Incidents and accidents

On December 23, 2005 an Azerbaijan Airlines Antonov AN-140 plunged into the Caspian Sea about 20 miles north of the capital, Baku. All 18 passengers and five crew members died. The plane was on its way to Aktau. The airline has grounded its other remaining An-140 airplanes, and also postponed plans to purchase more of the type aircraft from the Ukraine. Fact|date=April 2007

External links

* [http://www.azal.az Azerbaijan Airlines official website]

References


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