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Heydar Aliyev International Airport


Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydər Əliyev adına beynəlxalq hava limanı
Airport diagram


GYD is located in Azerbaijan
Location of airport in Azerbaijan
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Azerbaijan
Operator Government
Serves Baku
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 10 ft
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,700 8,858 Asphalt/Concrete
18/36 3,200 10,499 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 2,966,725
Passenger change 13–14 3.9%
Aircraft movements 34,794
Movements change 13–14 5.9%
Source: [2], Azerbaijanian EUROCONTROL[1] ACI's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport (ICAO: UBBB) (former Bina International Airport, Azerbaijani: Heydər Əliyev adına beynəlxalq hava limanı) is the international airport in Azerbaijan located 20 km (12 mi) northeast[1] of the capital Baku. The airport is the home of Azerbaijan Airlines, the national flag carrier. It is the busiest airport in Azerbaijan and of the Caucasus.[2] On March 10, 2004, the airport was renamed to Heydar Aliyev, the former President of Azerbaijan. As a result, its IATA code has been changed from BAK. The airport has two terminals (northern and southern) and the Baku cargo terminal. A truck parking and a hotel are nearby. The cargo airline Silk Way Airlines also has its head office on the airport property.[3]


  • Terminal 1
    • Cargo terminal 1.1
  • Airlines and destinations 2
    • Passenger 2.1
      • Charters 2.1.1
    • Cargo airlines 2.2
  • Statistics 3
  • Transport links 4
    • Public transport 4.1
    • Car 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The design and project management work was carried out by British company APM Ltd and the building and civil works for the project by the Turkish consortium, Burc/Enka. In addition, Thomson-CSF Airsys ATM was awarded a US$19 million contract to supply and install equipment for the renovation of the terminal building.

The project to renovate the airport started at the beginning of 1998 and was completed in June 1999. The building comprises four modules, which operate as two terminals (north and south). One of them is used for domestic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) passengers and cargo, and the other one for international passengers and cargo.

The renovation, in two phases, was funded by a group of international banks. Phase 1 worked on the north terminal and Gate 1 and was completed in March 1999. Phase 2, the south terminal and administration offices, was completed in June.

The first runway has the ICAO. There are high intensity lights for the first runway and low intensity lights for the second one.[4] Three taxiways are situated nearby.

There is an onsite emergency rescue team, available 24 hours a day, and their equipment includes Mil Mi-8 helicopter, high flotation vehicle equipped with longwave and upper sideband radio station, motor-car lift crane, BelAZ towing tractor, iron ski, hydraulic elevators, safe blocks and standard tows.[4]

A new terminal in the Baku International Airport is under construction and will be commissioned in 2013. The concept design was completed in July 2010.[5] The new terminal which is designed by Arup, will triple the capacity of the airport, and will have a semi transparent roof.[6] The design was further developed, after this date, by other parties.[7] After the introduction of the new terminal of the Baku international airport in 2013, the terminal currently operated will be used for domestic flights. The new airport terminal is designed for the annual maintenance of about three million passengers. The total usable area of the new terminal is 58 thousand square meters. The length of the runway in the new terminal complex will be 4,000 meters, and the width will be 75 meters.

Cargo terminal

The cargo terminal at Heydar Aliyev International Airport has been officially inaugurated and started its operation on 23 March 2005. The terminal is one of the biggest and most technically advanced cargo terminals in CIS. The total terminal building area is 12 000m2. and apron area with 163 000m2. The apron area provides space for handling of 4 Boeing 747 or 4 Antonov An-124 and 7 Ilyushin Il-76. The cargo Terminal serves as a major hub for cargo handling in the region, and has planned increasing the volume of cargo handling. Wide variety of terminal services including all types of ramp handling services meets the international requirements that can be a focus for worldwide cargo operators.[8]

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 1
Air Astana Almaty, Astana 1
airBaltic Riga 1
Ariana Afghan Airlines[9] Kabul, Moscow-Sheremetyevo 1
Austrian Airlines Vienna 1
Azerbaijan Airlines Aktau, Ankara, Antalya, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Berlin-Tegel,[10] Bishkek,[11] Bodrum, Dubai-Al Maktoum (begins 25 October 2015),[12] Dubai-International, Geneva, Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Kiev-Boryspil, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Mineralnye Vody, Minsk-National, Moscow-Domodedovo, New York-JFK,[13] Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perm, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Saint Petersburg, Tabriz (suspended),[14] Tbilisi, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Yekaterinburg[15]
Seasonal: Dalaman, Karlovy Vary,[16] Rostov-on-Don,[17] Split, Tivat[18]
Azerbaijan Airlines Ganja, Lankaran, Moscow-Vnukovo,[19] Nakhchivan, Qabala, Zaqatala 2
Belavia Minsk-National 1
British Airways London-Heathrow[20] 1
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi 1
flydubai Dubai-International 1
Iraqi Airways Baghdad,[21][22] Najaf[23]
Lufthansa Aşgabat, Frankfurt 1
NordStar Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Norilsk, Ufa 1
Qatar Airways Doha, Tbilisi 1
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk 1
SCAT Aktau, Astana, Atyrau[24] 1
Turkish Airlines Islamabad,[25] Istanbul-Atatürk 1
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Seasonal: Odessa[26]
Ural Airlines Samara, Yekaterinburg 1
UTair Aviation Khanty-Mansiysk, Moscow-Vnukovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Tyumen 1
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent 1
Wizz Air Budapest (resumes 27 March 2016)[27]


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Rhodes[28]
Montenegro Airlines Charter: Podgorica

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Almaty, Amman-Queen Alia, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Singapore
Cargolux Italia Milan-Malpensa
Silk Way Airlines Aktau, Amsterdam, Atyrau, Baghdad, Bishkek, Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Kabul, Kandahar, Kuwait, London-Stansted, Luxembourg, Milan-Malpensa, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Ürümqi


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2012 2,729,611 13.50% 32,582 11.90% 11,239 12.10%
2013 2,856,371 4.64% 32,846 0.81% 12,937 15.11%
2014 2,966,725 3.86% 34,794 5.93% 14,204 9.79%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2012,[29] 2013,[30] and 2014[31])

Transport links

Public transport

There is a direct express minibus route number 116 operating from the airport to Baku city centre. The journey takes approximately 30–40 minutes.


The airport is located 20 km northeast of the capital Baku and is linked to the city by two modern highways - Airport Highway (14 km) and Zigh-Airport Highway (17 km). The journey from city centre to the airport by car takes approximately 30 min-40 min depending on the traffic conditions.

See also


  1. ^ a b EAD Basic Archived 11 January 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ Baku - About the airport
  3. ^ "Contact." Silk Way Airlines. Retrieved on 25 August 2011. "Head office Heydar Aliyev International Airport AZ1044 Baku, Azerbaijan."
  4. ^ a b "Baku Cargo Terminal". Archived from the original on 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Heydar Aliyev International Airport". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Woods Bagot’s Baku airport project takes shape". Design Middle East. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Home - Arup - A global firm of consulting engineers, designers, planners and project managers". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ ": : : Ariana : : : flight schedules". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Nazarli, Amina (22 January 2015). "AZAL to launch direct flights to Berlin". AzerNews. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Starting from the 26 of October "Azerbaijan Hava Yollari" CJSC launches regular flights on the route Baku -Bishkek- Baku". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Azerbaijan Airlines Adds Dubai Al Maktoum Service from late-Oct 2015". 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Ismayilov, Emil (15 July 2014). "Date of opening direct flight between Baku, New York announced". Trend News Agency. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ Winter 2015 timetable,
  16. ^ L, J (18 June 2015). "Azerbaijan Airlines Adds Baku – Karlovy Vary Route July/August 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Авиакомпания "Азербайджанские авиалинии" возобновляет рейсы в Баку". Rostov-on-Don Airport. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  18. ^ L, J (23 April 2014). "Azerbaijan Airlines Adds New Seasonal Routes to Tivat / Antalya in S14". Airlie Route. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Azerbaijan Airlines starts ticket sale for low-cost Baku-Moscow-Baku flight". Trend News Agency. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "British Airways огласила планы относительно полетов в Баку". Central Asia Aero News. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  21. ^ L, J (13 October 2015). "Iraqi Airways Adds New Routes to The Caucasus from Oct 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  22. ^
  23. ^ Iraqi Airways Adds Najaf – Baku Route from late-Oct 2015. Airline Route. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  24. ^ "SCAT. Открытие рейсов Уральск–Москва и Атырау–Баку". International Travel plus. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  25. ^
  26. ^ L, J (23 March 2015). "Ukraine International Expands Odessa New Routes in S15". Airline Route. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  27. ^ Tsurkov, Maksim (28 October 2015). "WizzAir to carry out regular Baku-Budapest flights". Trend News Agency. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  28. ^ IPD Group. "Aegean Airlines organizes flights Baku-Rhodes - World News Report - EIN News". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  29. ^ Airport Council International's 2012 World Airport Traffic Report
  30. ^ Airport Council International's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report
  31. ^ Airport Council International's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report

External links

  • Heydar Aliyev International Airport Official Web Site
  • Current weather for UBBB at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for GYD at Aviation Safety Network
  • Heydar Aliyev International Airport Renovation Project (English)
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