Baku International Airport name of Haydar Aliyev
About Airport: Baku Heydar Aliyev international airport is one of the five international airports serving Azerbaijan.It serves approximately 1M of passengers a year. Its previous name was Bina international airport, named after a settlement near Baku. On 10 March 2004, it was renamed after Azerbaijan’s nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev. The airport is located 20 km northeast of the capital Baku and is linked to the city by two modern highways commissioned in 2008 and 2009. It is the base hub of the Azerbaijan Hava Yollari national flag carrier. Baku Heydar Aliyev international airport complies with international requirements. Due to its favorable geographical location, it has become a first-choice regional airport for transfer flights between East and West, North and South.
History of Azerbaijan aviation: One hundred years ago, on 20 October 1910, a plane flew over Baku for the first time. Childishly clumsy and unstable, French biplane Farman-4 piloted by Sergey Utochkin made a few circles above awestruck lookers-on and, acclaimed by a thunder of applause, landed. After this introduction of Azerbaijan to aviation, it took only 13 years for the new type of air transport to acquire an official status in the region: the Caucasus Joint Stock Company of Civil Aviation ZAKAVIA was established in 1923. It was founded by the Mughan Melioration Construction, the Caspian Shipping Company and AzNeft. ZAKAVIA planes were intended to conduct aerial surveys, deliver emergency goods and carry mail.
New terminal: A new terminal in the Baku International Airport is under construction and will be commissioned in 2013 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 new terminal is structured over two main floor levels, allowing vertical separation of arriving and departing passengers. The ground level, level 0, as well as baggage reclaim, also accommodates forward bussing lounges and baggage makeup facilities.The terminal will also offer luxury shopping and leisure areas. On plan, the Baku International Airport Terminal Building is of triangular shape with rounded off angles. The approximate length of the building is 190m and the width reaches around 280m.
Getting to the airport: We would like to inform you that Azerbaijan Adventures Team has launched the express cars from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the City Center. Highly comfortable cars operates 24/7. The airport is located 20 km northeast of the capital Baku and is linked to the city by two modern highways — Aiport Highway (14km) and Zigh-Airport Highway (17km). The journey from city centre to the airport by car takes approximately 30 min-40 min depending of the traffic conditions. Only what you need to do just contact us.
In case if you come to Azerbaijan on your own transportation vehicle, Baku International airport has big parking area.
Parking Fees at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport:
Parking Pay Points are located on the exit of arrivals areas in both terminals, on the second floor of both terminals, before the exit tollgate and at Baku Cargo Terminal building. Penalty fare of 40 manats applies in case of losing or damaging the ticket