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Encyclopedia > Azerbaijan Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines
IATA
J2
ICAO
AHY
Callsign
AZAL
Founded April 7, 1992
Hubs Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Fleet size 37 (plus 5 orders)
Destinations 23
Headquarters Baku
Key people Jakhangir Askerov
Website: http://www.azal.az

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yolları) is the national airline of the former soviet republic of Azerbaijan based in Baku. It is the state-owned national airline operating scheduled passenger and cargo services from Baku to the CIS, Europe, China and the Middle East. Its main base is Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD). The airline was established and started operations on 7 April 1992. It has a 100% holding in subsidiary airline AZAL Avia Cargo and has 4280 employees. Image File history File links AZAL_logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Heydar Aliyev International Airport (former Bina International Airport, Azeri: HeydÉ™r Əliyev adına hava limanı) is located in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, and is 25 kilometers east of downtown Baku. ... Municipality: Baku Area: 1000 km² Altitude: -28 m Population: 2,074,300 census 2003 Population density: 1280 persons/km² Postal Code: AZ10 Area code: +99412 Municipality code: BA Latitude: 41° 01 52 N Longitude: 21° 20 25 E Weather types: 9 of 11 Mayor: Hajibala Abutalybov The Baku region. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For other uses, see Republic (disambiguation). ... Municipality: Baku Area: 1000 km² Altitude: -28 m Population: 2,074,300 census 2003 Population density: 1280 persons/km² Postal Code: AZ10 Area code: +99412 Municipality code: BA Latitude: 41° 01 52 N Longitude: 21° 20 25 E Weather types: 9 of 11 Mayor: Hajibala Abutalybov The Baku region. ... This article is very long. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Heydar Aliyev International Airport (former Bina International Airport, Azeri: HeydÉ™r Əliyev adına hava limanı) is located in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, and is 25 kilometers east of downtown Baku. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

Contents

Destinations

Azerbaijan Airlines operates services to the following international scheduled destinations (at September 2006). For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Asia

World map showing the location of Asia. ... Aqtau or Aktau (Kazakh: Ақтау Aqtau; Russian: ) is a city in Kazakhstan and a seaport on the Caspian Sea. ... Shevchenko Airport (also known as Aqtau Airport) is an airport in Aqtau, Kazakhstan (IATA: SCO, ICAO: UATE). ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... Kabul International Airport is located 16km (9miles) from Kabul, Afghanistan. ... Coordinates:  - Governing Mayor Giorgi Gigi Ugulava Area    - City 372 km²  (143. ... Tbilisi International Airport (Georgian: ) (IATA: TBS, ICAO: UGTB), also known as Novo Alexeyevka International Airport by its Soviet-era name, is an airport that serves Tbilisi, the capital city of the country of Georgia. ... Ürümqi (Uyghur: ئۈرۈمچى; Uyghur Latin script: Ürümqi; Chinese: 烏魯木齊; Pinyin: Wūlǔmùqí; population about 1. ... Ãœrümqi Diwopu International Airport (IATA: URC, ICAO: ZWWW) is located in Diwopu, a suburb of Ãœrümqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. ...

Azerbaijan

Municipality: Baku Area: 1000 km² Altitude: -28 m Population: 2,074,300 census 2003 Population density: 1280 persons/km² Postal Code: AZ10 Area code: +99412 Municipality code: BA Latitude: 41° 01 52 N Longitude: 21° 20 25 E Weather types: 9 of 11 Mayor: Hajibala Abutalybov The Baku region. ... Heydar Aliyev International Airport (former Bina International Airport, Azeri: Heydər Əliyev adına hava limanı) is located in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, and is 25 kilometers east of downtown Baku. ... For the city in Tajikistan, see Panj. ... The Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijani: Naxçıvan Muxtar Respublikası, Armenian: Նախիջևանի Ինքնավար Հանրապետություն, Russian: Нахичеванская Автономная Республика, Persian:جمهوری خودمختار نخجوان, Turkish: Nahçıvan Özerk Cumhuriyeti), known simply as Nakhichevan, is a landlocked exclave of Azerbaijan. ...

Middle East

A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Coordinates: Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي) is the international airport serving Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. ... Tehran (IPA: ; Persian: تهران Tehrān), population (as of 2006) 7,354,000 (metropolitan: 12,651,000), and a land area of 658 square kilometres (254 sq mi), is the capital city of Iran (Persia) and the center of Tehran Province. ... Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA: IKA, ICAO: OIIE) (In Persian: فرودگاه بین‌المللی امام خمینی) is located in Tehran, Iran. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Front view of Terminal 1 at Ben Gurion International Airport Ben Gurion International Airport or Ben Gurion Airport, (named for David Ben_Gurion), located near Lod and once known as Lod Airport, is 15 km southeast of Tel Aviv, and is the largest international airport in Israel. ...

Europe

This article is very long. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Esenboga International Airport http://www. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Atatürk International Airport in Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted. ... Boryspil State International Airport (IATA: KBP, ICAO: UKBB) is an international airport located near the city of Boryspil, 29 km east of Kiev. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA Airport Code: LGW, ICAO Airport Code: EGKK) is Londons second airport and the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... Milan (Italian: ; Lombard: Milán (listen)) is one of the biggest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. ... Malpensa International Airport is one of two main international airports in Italy. ... Location Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Government Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 305. ... Minsk International Airport or Minsk-2 (IATA: MSQ, ICAO: UMMS) (Belorussian: Нацыянальны аэрапорт Ðœiнск) is the main airport in Belarus, located 42 km to the east of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2007)    - Density 10,469,000   9684. ... Sheremetyevo International Airport (Russian: Шереме́тьево) (IATA: SVO, ICAO: UUEE), is an International airport which serves Moscow, Russia. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (French: A roport de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), serving Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centers, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Pulkovo Airport (Russian: ) (IATA: LED, ICAO: ULLI) is the international airport serving St. ...

Fleet

The Azerbaijan Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 1, 2007) March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

Type Number Notes
Airbus A319-100 4
Airbus A320-200 1
Boeing 727-200 Adv. 1
Boeing 737-900 (2 on order)
Boeing 757-200 4
Boeing 787 (3 on order)
Tupolev Tu-134B 7
Tupolev Tu-154B 8
Yakovlev Yak-40 12

The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Air Greenland Boeing 757-200 The Boeing 757 is an American medium to long haul commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide body, twin engined jet airliner currently under development by Boeings Commercial Airplanes unit and scheduled to enter service in May 2008. ... An Aeroflot Tu-134 sits on the tarmac The Tupolev Tu-134 (NATO reporting name Crusty) was a Russian twin-engined airliner, similar to the American Douglas DC-9. ... The Tupolev Tu-154 (NATO reporting name Careless) is a Russian medium-range trijet airliner. ... Yak-40 Yak-40 as business jet The Yakovlev Yak-40 (NATO reporting name: Codling) is a small, three-engined regional transport aircraft. ...

Accidents

On December 23, 2005 an Azerbaijan Airlines 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. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antonov An-140 The Antonov An-140 is a short-range turboprop airliner, first flown on September 18 1994. ... The Caspian Sea is the largest lake on Earth by both area and volume,[1] with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometres (143,244 mi²) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometres (18,761 mi³).[2] It is a landlocked endorheic body of water and lies between... Municipality: Baku Area: 1000 km² Altitude: -28 m Population: 2,074,300 census 2003 Population density: 1280 persons/km² Postal Code: AZ10 Area code: +99412 Municipality code: BA Latitude: 41° 01 52 N Longitude: 21° 20 25 E Weather types: 9 of 11 Mayor: Hajibala Abutalybov The Baku region. ... Aktau is a city in Kazakhstan and a seaport to the Caspian Sea. ...


References

    External links

    • Azerbaijan Airlines Homepage
    • Azerbaijan Airlines Passenger Opinions

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    Azerbaijan Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (270 words)
    Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yolları) is an airline based in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    It is the state-owned national airline operating scheduled passenger and cargo services from Baku to the CIS, Europe, China and the Middle East.
    The Airbus A320 is leased from GATX Capital.
    CBS News | Azerbaijan Airlines Suspends Flights (503 words)
    Azerbaijani Airlines "has one An-140 still left and it was immediately taken out of service following this tragic event until the reasons for the accident have been established," said a senior manager at the airline, Faramakh Mahmudov.
    Azerbaijan has also decided to hold off on plans to acquire two more An-140s that it has purchased from Ukraine, said Rauf Jafaradze, the airline's deputy chief.
    Azerbaijan was the first foreign commercial customer for the An-140, a twin-engine turboprop designed by Ukraine's Antonov company.
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