Over the 11 months of this year, the total passenger turnover at Heydar Aliyev International Airport increased by 31.2 percent and amounted to 5.3 million people, Report informs, citing the airport.
For the same period last year, this figure amounted to 4.4 million people. During this period, approximately 45 thousand flights were made from Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
58.5% of all passengers transported to international destinations accounted for foreign airlines, which carried 2.71 million passengers during this period. The remaining part of passenger transportation from Baku airport was carried out by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL). During this period, AZAL served more than 1.925 million passengers on international flights and 660 thousand passengers in the direction of Nakhchivan.
Over the 11 months of 2023, 42 airlines operated regular flights to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, 18 of which are low-cost airlines. The number of passengers they carried was 43.4%, compared to the total number of foreign airlines. In general, Turkish Airlines, Georgian Wings, Aeroflot, Utair, and FlyDubai carried the most passengers.
In order to ensure the accessibility and comfort of passengers, the expansion of cooperation with foreign airlines operating flights to Azerbaijan continues, the Press Service of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport said.