Passenger traffic at Azerbaijani airports increased twice

Passenger traffic at Azerbaijani airports increased twice
# 11 April 2022 16:27 (UTC +04:00)

In March 2022, about 350,000 people used the services of Azerbaijan's international airports. This is almost twice as much as in the same period a year earlier, Press Service of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport told APA-Economics.

In general, since the beginning of the year, passenger traffic at all airports amounted to 886 thousand people. Most of them are passengers arriving and departing through the Heydar Aliyev International Airport – their share is 79%.

Since the beginning of the year, the base air carriers of the Baku air harbor - AZAL and Buta Airways - transported 279,000 and 86,000 people, which is 40% and 12% of the share of passenger traffic, respectively.

In March 2022, 25 foreign airlines operated regular flights to the Baku airport.

The top-10 most popular destinations from Baku in March included Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, Tbilisi, Ankara, Izmir, Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, Kuwait and Doha.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport (IATA: GYD) is the largest airport in Azerbaijan and the region in terms of passenger and cargo traffic, take-off and landing operations, the area of the terminal complex and the capacity of the cargo complex.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport received the highest 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax.

This is a top recognition of the effectiveness of COVID-19 measures introduced at Heydar Aliyev International Airport to protect their customers and staff against the spread of coronavirus.

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