Azerbaijan Airlines

Azerbaijan Airlines ( Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yollari ), also AZAL, is an airline based in Baku Azerbaijan and based on the Baku airport.


Azerbaijan Airlines was established on 7 April 1992 as the national airline.


Azerbaijan Airlines operates scheduled and cargo flights through to Europe, China and the Middle East, including Ankara, Dubai, Kiev and London as well as the only German -speaking cities Frankfurt and Vienna.


As of January 2014, the fleet consists of 28 aircraft AZAL:

  • 2 Boeing 787-8


In its history, Azerbaijan Airlines recorded four incidents with fatalities:

  • On 30 November 1995 a Boeing 707- 300C crashed due to an unscheduled ground contact advantage of a low-level flight, two of the six occupants died.
  • On 5 December 1995, a Tupolev Tu- 134B crashed after takeoff from Nakhichevan, after both engines had failed during climb after takeoff. 53 of the 82 passengers died.
  • On May 15, 1997, a Yakovlev Yak -40 landing at Ganja was hit by Misses an overflown target practice, after a fire broke out on board and the machine finally crashed. All six people on board were killed.
  • On 25 December 2005, an Antonov An-140 crashed after a system failure shortly after take-off in Baku near Nardaran from the Caspian Sea. All 23 occupants were killed.