Baku, Azerbaijan: Heydar Aliyev International Baku Airport records 3.46 million passengers in first nine months of year 2017, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND) News Agency.
Baku is becoming one of the top destinations among Central Asian States and airport was named the best airport among Russia and CIS countries in March 2017.
Official data recorded an increase of 20 percent compared to the same period last year and exceeded the total statistics for the entire 2016 year.
According to official data, Heydar Aliyev International Baku Airport served 3.46 million passengers between January 2017 to October 2017. This indicator grew by more than
Heydar Aliyev International Airport is recorded an exceptional increase in international travel as 85% of total passengers reached Baku Airport by international flights.
Airport is becoming popular among international air carriers as 49.4% of total load was carried by foreign airliners. It may be mentioned that 30 foreign airlines are using Baku Airport for reaching 53 destinations. Massive traffic of passengers comes from Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Kiev, Tehran, Antalya, Tbilisi, Doha and St. Petersburg. As many as 2.1 million passengers traveled to and from Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Kiev, Tehran, Antalya, Tbilisi, Doha and St. Petersburg.
It is pertinent to mention that new airport terminal of Heydar Aliyev Airport (Terminal 1) became operational in April 2014. State of the art terminal is constructed over 65,000 square meters.