Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydər Əliyev adına Beynəlxalq Hava Limanı
|Owner||Government of Azerbaijan|
|Elevation AMSL||3 m / 10 ft|
GYD/UBBB (West and Central Asia)
Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Azerbaijani: Heydar Aliyev adına Beynəlxalq Hava Limanı) (IATA: GYD, ICAO: UBBB) is one of the seven international airports serving Azerbaijan. Formerly, it was called Bina International Airport after a suburb of Baku. On 10 March 2004, the airport was renamed after Heydar Aliyev. The airport is 20 kilometers northeast of Azerbaijan capital Baku, connected to the city by a highway. The airport serves as the hub for national carriers Azerbaijan Airlines and Buta Airways.
The airport consists of two passenger terminals, Terminal 1 being the newer one, and two cargo terminals.
Terminal 1 was commissioned in April 2014. 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 square meters for 600 vehicles. The airport has a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafés, and duty-free stores in both the departures and arrivals areas. Terminal 1 contains five lounges and a spa. 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.
Terminal 1’s four-level engineering concept was developed in 2010 by Arup Group 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. 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 resource support, such as electricity, lighting, ventilation, heating, air conditioning, water supply, and sewerage.
Architect Viktor Denisov 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 a competition in 1981 and was implemented in 1989.
The cargo terminal was opened on March 23, 2005. Terminal building houses companies such as Silk Way Airlines, Imair Air Company, Euroasian Air Services, Lufthansa Cargo and Panalpina. The terminal claims to be able to serve nine Boeing 747, Antonov An-124 or fifteen Ilyushin Il-76-type aircraft simultaneously.
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).
Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel with 205 rooms is located on the territory of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
International Terminal provides a baby care room, play area as well as diaper changing tables.
The airport provides personal assistance to passengers with disabilities, special parking spaces, information desks and check-in counters, 24/7 medical centre service, if necessary, and ambulifts for pickup on board aircraft. Airport staff will escort registered passengers to the lounge and then to the boarding gate.
|Aegean Airlines||Athens (resumes 22 May 2023)|
|Air Arabia Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi|
|Air Astana||Almaty, Nur-Sultan|
|Air Cairo||Sharm El Sheikh|
|Air Moldova||Chișinău (begins 28 March 2023)|
|airBaltic||Riga (begins 17 May 2023)|
|AnadoluJet||Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen|
|Arkia||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|Azerbaijan Airlines|| Almaty, Ankara, Beijing–Capital, Berlin, Delhi, Dubai–International, Ganja, Istanbul, Kyiv–Boryspil (suspended), London–Heathrow, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Vnukovo, Mumbai, Nakhchivan, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Qabala, Saint Petersburg, Samarkand, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv|
Seasonal: Antalya, Bahrain, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Kuwait City, Lviv (suspended), Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal charter: Cairo, Dammam, Gassim, Hofuf, Jeddah, Riyadh, Qassim
|Azimuth||Astrakhan, Mineralnye Vody, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi|
|Buta Airways|| Ankara, Astrakhan, Bahrain, Dammam, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Riyadh, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Ufa |
Seasonal: Batumi, Gazipaşa, Sofia
|China Southern Airlines||Ürümqi|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi|
|flynas||Seasonal: Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh|
|IrAero|| Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Rostov-on-Don, Samara |
|Iran Air||Tehran–Imam Khomeini|
|Iraqi Airways||Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah|
|Jazeera Airways||Kuwait City|
|Kuwait Airways||Kuwait City|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw–Chopin|
|Nordwind Airlines||Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Vladikavkaz|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore|
|Pegasus Airlines||Ankara, Gazipaşa, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir|
|S7 Airlines||Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk|
|Salam Air||Seasonal: Muscat|
|SCAT Airlines|| Aktau|
Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh
|Turkish Airlines|| Istanbul|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Kyiv–Boryspil (suspended)|
|Ural Airlines||Kaluga, Krasnoyarsk–International, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Samara, Yekaterinburg|
|Wizz Air||Abu Dhabi, Budapest|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||Tokyo–Narita|
|Silk Way West Airlines||Aktau, Amsterdam, Atyrau, Baghdad, Bagram, Bishkek, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dhaka, Djibouti City, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Dubai–International, Hahn, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Jakarta Soekarno-hatta, Kabul (suspended), Kandahar, Kuwait City, Kuala Lumpur–International, London–Stansted, Luxembourg, Maastricht/Aachen, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, New York–JFK, Oslo, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv, Tokyo–Narita, Ürümqi|
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.
The airport can be reached by car from the capital either on the airport highway via Heydar Aliyev Avenue, or on Zikh highway via Nobel Avenue. Parking is available in lots at each terminal, with a total capacity of 1,600 vehicles.
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