Airports of Azerbaijan
The small Transcaucasian republic has at its disposal six airports with international status, which are very popular with tourists arriving in the country. The largest international airport in Azerbaijan is located in the capital, which is connected by air with other cities. In total, more than 30 airports operate on the territory of the republic, most of which serve local routes.
The main airport in Azerbaijan is named after Heydar Aliyev and is located 25 km east of Baku in the village of Bina. Its terminals are connected with the city by a modern highway, along which you can get to the center of Baku by shuttle bus or taxi in less than an hour..
Passengers are offered a convenient system of duty-free shops located in the departure and arrival halls, and various infrastructure facilities - restaurants, cafes, rooms for mothers and children and VIP lounges.
At the airport. Azerbaijan Airlines is based in Heydar Aliyev. In addition, it accepts direct flights of the Russian airlines Aeroflot and S7, most of the European carriers, including Lufthansa, Air France, Austrian Airlines and Czech Airlines. Turkish, Chinese, Qatari, Uzbek and Tajik airlines fly to Baku - about thirty airlines in total.
Details are always available on the website - www.airport.az.
Less popular with tourists, but playing an important role in the life of the country and having the status of international air gates, there are also in other regions:
- Gabala Airport is located a few kilometers from the city, which annually is the center of a music festival under the auspices of UNESCO. From the only terminal, the easiest way to get to the city is by public transport or taxi.
- In 7 km from Ganja - the second largest city in the country - the airport of Azerbaijan is located, which received international status in 2007. Arriving passengers are transferred to Ganja by buses and taxis.
- Zagatala Airport is located 7 km south of the city and receives flights from Baku, Nakhichevan and Ganja.
By air only
The only way to get to the city of Nakhichevan - the capital of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic within Azerbaijan - is the airport. The reason for this is the status of an exclave and the difficult relations of the country with Armenia, whose territory surrounds the autonomy for half of its border..
Azerbaijan's international airport in Nakhichevan receives flights from Baku and other cities of the country, as well as from Istanbul and Kiev. UTair flies here from Moscow directly from Vnukovo. The five kilometers separating the passenger terminal from the city center is easiest to travel by taxi or regular bus.