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Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əliyev Beynəlxalq hava limanı) is one of the six international airports serving Azerbaijan. Formerly, it was called Bina International Airport by the name of a suburb in Baku. On 10 March 2004, the airport was renamed for the former president Heydar Aliyev, the third President of Azerbaijan. The airport is located 20 kilometers northeast of Baku, connected to the city by a modern highway, which was put into operation in 2008. The airport serves as the home base for national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines and Buta Airways.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydər Əliyev beynəlxalq hava limanı
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Международный аэропорт Гейдар Алиев.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Azerbaijan
LocationBaku, Azerbaijan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates40°28′03″N 050°02′48″E / 40.46750°N 50.04667°E / 40.46750; 50.04667
Heydar Aliyev International Airport is located in Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,995[1] 13,107 Asphalt/Concrete
17/35 3,200 10,499 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passenger changeIncrease9.0%
Source: [1], Azerbaijanian AIP at EUROCONTROL[2] ACI's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report.

The airport has a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés as well as Duty Free stores in both the departures and arrivals areas. In addition to this, Terminal 1 contains five lounges as well as a spa.[3]

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport complies with international requirements. Its geographical location facilitates transfer flights between East and West and between North and South.



Interior of Terminal 1

Two passenger terminals and two cargo terminals operate at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

The old terminal built in Soviet times was entirely demolished and replaced by the new Terminal 1. The four-level engineering concept was developed in 2010 by Arup company with a tricorn shape and semi-transparent roof. The interior, designed by Turkish company AUTOBAN, has a series of oak-veneer “cocoons”.

There is Vanderlande baggage-handling system in Terminal 1, as well as L-3 equipment for thorough baggage inspection and scanners designed to obtain a layered image of the internal structure of the object.

Terminal 1 operates jet bridges capable of receiving 12 aircraft simultaneously. Two jet bridges are intended for accommodating the world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.

30 Schindler escalators and 21 elevators are installed in Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is equipped with a Building Management System (BMS) which is designed to automate processes and operations that are implemented in modern buildings and is the technical basis of the so-called intelligent buildings. Also, Terminal 1 is equipped with a separate system of resources support, such as electricity, lighting, ventilation, heating, air conditioning, water supply and sewerage.

In April 2014, Terminal 1 was commissioned. Its total area is 65,000 square meters. The terminal is designed for 6 million passengers per year. It currently serves up to 3 million passengers annually. The total parking area is 20 000 m2 for 600 vehicles.

In May 2018, Terminal 1 was rated “5 stars” by Skytrax, a British airline- and airport-rating company.

Architect Denisov Viktor Vasilyevich is the author of the project of Terminal 2, which currently serves both domestic flights (South entrance) and international flights of low-cost airlines (North entrance). The project was awarded the first prize in competition in 1981. The project was implemented in 1989.


The airport has two runways; Runway 16/34 is 3,995 by 60 m (13,107 by 197 ft), runway 17/35 is 3,200 by 45 m (10,499 by 148 ft).[4]

Site Map of Baku Airport

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Almaty, Nur-Sultan
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv[5]
Azerbaijan Airlines Almaty,[6] Ankara, Beijing–Capital, Berlin–Tegel, Delhi,[7][8] Dubai–International, Erbil, Ganja, Geneva, Istanbul, Kiev–Boryspil, Kuwait,[9] London–Heathrow, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Vnukovo, Nakhchivan, New York–JFK,[10] Paris–Charles de Gaulle, St Petersburg, Tashkent,[11] Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Antalya, Bahrain, Barcelona, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Lviv, Prague, Sharm El Sheikh,[12] Tivat[13]
Seasonal charter: Cairo,[14] Damman,[15] Gassim, Hofuf,[15] Jeddah, Riyadh,[15] Qassim[15]
Belavia Minsk
Buta Airways Ankara, Astrakhan,[16] Bahrain,[17] Batumi , Dammam,[18][19] Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kazan, Kharkiv,[20] Kiev-Zhuliany, Lviv (begins 23 December 2019),[21] Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Odessa,[20] Riyadh,[18] St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Ufa[20]
Seasonal: Gazipaşa, Izmir, Sofia
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki (begins 15 June 2020)[22][23]
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
flydubai Dubai–International
flynas Seasonal: Dammam, Riyadh[24]
Gulf Air Bahrain[25], Tbilisi
IrAero Chelyabinsk,[26] Orenburg,[27] Rostov-on-Don[28]
Seasonal: Yekaterinburg[29]
Iran Air Tabriz, Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah[30]
Israir Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Kuwait Airways Kuwait[31]
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Mahan Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
NordStar Ufa
Nordwind Airlines Saint Petersburg[32]
Pegasus Airlines Ankara,[33] Izmir[34]
Qatar Airways Doha
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
Salam Air Seasonal: Muscat[35]
SCAT Airlines Aktau
Seasonal: Sharm El Sheikh[36]
Smartavia St Petersburg[37]
Turkish Airlines Ankara,[38][39] Istanbul
Seasonal: Antalya[40]
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo, Surgut
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Wizz Air Budapest


Cargolux Almaty, Amman–Queen Alia, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Singapore
Cargolux Italia Milan–Malpensa
Silk Way Airlines Aktau, Amsterdam, Atyrau, Baghdad, Bagram, Bishkek, Chicago–O'Hare,[41] Dhaka, Djibouti City, Dubai–International, Hahn, Hong Kong, Istanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Kabul, Kandahar, Kuwait City, Kuala Lumpur–International, London–Stansted, Luxembourg, Maastricht, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[42] New York–JFK, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini,[43] Oslo-Gardermoen,[44] Tel Aviv, Ürümqi


Traffic by calendar year. Official statistics
2016[45] 3,260,000
2017[46] 4,060,000
2018[47] 4,430,000



Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel with 205 rooms is located on the territory of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Passengers with children

International Terminal provides baby care room, play area as well as diaper changing tables.

Services for passengers with reduced mobility

The airport provides personal assistance to passengers with disabilities, special parking spaces, information desks and check-in counters, 24/7 medical center service, if necessary, ambulifts for pickup on board aircraft. Airport staff will escort registered passengers to the lounge and then to the boarding gate.


Bus and taxi

BakuBus H1 buses run 24 hours a day from 28 May Metro Station to Baku Airport. The traffic interval is 30 minutes in the afternoon and hourly at night. The airport is reached from Baku (and back) by private taxi in about 20 minutes.

Transport and parking

To reach the airport by a car from the capital either on the airport highway through Heydar Aliyev Avenue, or on Zikh highway through Nobel Avenue. Parking lots designed for more than 1,600 cars in total, are available in front of each terminal.

See alsoEdit


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