Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport grows by 27%

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Baku, August 5, AZERTAC

Heydar Aliyev International Airport serviced 391,000 passengers in July this year, which is 27 percent higher than the same period of last year.

According to the press service of the Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC, over seven months of 2016 the Baku Airport provided services to 1.69 million passengers in total.

During the same period, the cargo terminal of airport transported 8.9 million tons of cargo, 88 percent of which falls on the cargo and 12 percent on postage sending.

Airport’s passenger traffic increased mainly due to the international air traffic. Heydar Aliyev International Airport transported 302,000 passengers through domestic flights (an increase of 8 percent compared to 2015), of which 292,000 accounts for the Baku-Nakhchivan route.

Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai and Kiev have become the most popular international destinations from Baku. Azerbaijani, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian and UAE airlines transported about 800,000 passengers in these directions this year. The passenger traffic to the popular Turkish resorts Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir and Dalaman amounted to 56,500 passengers this year.

The new airport terminal of Heydar Aliyev Airport (Terminal 1) was put into operation in April 2014. Its total area is 65,000 square meters.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the category of "4 stars" by the Skytrax, which is an influential British consulting company specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various airlines and airports worldwide. Heydar Aliyev International Airport has been designed for servicing 9 million passengers per year.

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