Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL
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- Nizami st. 84
AZ 1095 Baku
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- Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport
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State-owned Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is the national carrier of Azerbaijan, with its base at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku. It was formed after the country's independence in 1991, before which the airline operated as a part of Russian airline Aeroflot. Today, Azerbaijan Airlines operates scheduled service to almost 20 destinations across China, the CIS, the Middle East and Europe.
Location of Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL main hub (Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport)
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Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) has embarked on a major expansion of its network with the launch of seven seasonal routes and three year-round routes. All the new routes will be launched by the beginning of Jul-2012 and primarily across Eastern Europe. The expansion comes as the flag carrier aims to bolster inbound leisure traffic following an effort by Azerbaijan to build up its tourism sector through the use of tourism campaigns and hosting Eurovision 2012.
Asia Pacific, particularly China, is one of the current destination hotspots for European carriers, with connections between Europe and China improving in recent months and over the past couple of years. The initial focus was obviously on providing connectivity between key European hubs and the capital city of Beijing, with services to Shanghai also quite extensive, although a number of carriers are adding service to secondary, albeit still large destinations in China, such as Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chongqin, Urumqi, Sancha, Dalian and Harbin.
LCC start-ups dominated airline news this week. Air Canada revealed it is drawing up a business plan to launch an LCC in response to its fast-growing low-cost rivals such as WestJet, Porter Airlines, Air Transat and Sunwing in the Canadian market, according to reports.
Russia, Turkey and Sweden are among the fastest growing major destinations for European travellers this summer, latest analysis from CAPA shows. According to Innovata schedule data for Apr-2011 - the first month of the summer scheduling season - Russia and Turkey will enjoy near 20% increases in passenger capacity from other European countries next month.
Although the downturn in both passenger traffic and cargo volume from late 2007 led to a slowing of airport investment globally there have been signs latterly of renewed interest in new infrastructure investment. The Asia Pacific region is leading the world out of recession in respect of air transport related activity. Growth – both passenger and cargo – is expected to be at least two percentage points higher than the global average in 2010 and 2011, hastening demand for the infrastructure required to handle it.
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