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Azerbaijan Airlines are also known as AZAL and it's the flag carrier of Azerbaijan Airlines and is based in Baku. The airline is the largest airline in the country.

The airline was founded in April 1992 as the first national airline established after the country gained its independence.

Azerbaijan Airlines flies to many destinations including Ankara, Aktau, Antalya, Bishkek, Bodrum, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Ganja, London, Milan, Moscow, Nakhchivan, Vienna, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Tabriz, Saint Petersburg, Rome, Riga, Paris, Perm, New York City, Minsk and many others in Asia Europe, the commonwealth of independent states and the US.

Azerbaijan Airlines is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Azerbaijan Airlines has codeshare agreements with Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Hainan Airlines, Iran Air, Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, S7 Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

Did you know? You can pay for your Azerbaijan Airlines flights with the Azerbaijani Manat currency here at Alternative Airlines.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

In economy class passengers are allowed to take 1 personal item such as a purse, briefcase, laptop bag and must weight 10kg and overall be 100cm dimension. Business class, Comfort Club and VIP Club passengers are allowed to take 2 pieces of personal items.

Checked Baggage

For checked baggage, for passengers in economy class, Azerbaijan Airlines operates a policy of no free baggage allowance for flights under 3.5 hours and 1 piece not exceeding 23kgs for flights over 3.5 hours. For Comfort Club, 2 pieces of baggage allowance not exceeding 32kgs each for any flight.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

Economy Class is Azerbaijan Airline's most simple and stripped-back cabin class, but still offers a high standard of service and a comfortable in-flight experience.

Economy Class Facilities

On international flights, passengers can enjoy access to the airline's in-flight entertainment system, with a range of television shows, films and music. On the airline's more modern aircraft, each seat is fitted with a 10.6 inch personal TV monitor. On older aircraft, passengers can enjoy the in-flight entertainment through a shared overhead monitor.

Passengers can order food and drink from the airline's in-flight menu, which includes a range of hot and cold snacks on shorter flights, hot meals on longer flights and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on all flights. On flights of over four hours, passengers can enjoy complimentary drinks and light snacks from the airline's self-service bar.

At this current time, the airline does not have WiFi connectivity on their aircraft.

Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats are set out in a 3 x 3 configuration on short-haul flights and in a 3 x 3 x 3, 2 x 3 x 2 or 2 x 4 x 2. Seats have between 30–32 inches of pitch and 17–18 inches of width.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy, also known as 'Comfort Club', offers the same great service of Economy Class but with a more spacious, comfortable and relaxed journey.

Premium Economy Facilities

On the ground, Premium Economy passengers are given priority check-in and boarding, as well as access to the airline's Business Class lounge. At Heydar Aliyev International Airport, passengers are treated to personal assistance and fast-track services at the airport.

In-flight, passengers sit in a dedicated cabin. All food and drink are served on china plateware, with a range of hot meals, snacks and complimentary beverages on offer.

Each passenger is given access to the airline's in-flight entertainment system, which can be accessed through the personal TV monitor that is fitted to each Premium Economy seat.

Premium Economy passengers are given a special 'Comfort Club' travel kit, which includes a soft pillow and blanket.

Premium Economy Seats

Premium Economy seats each have a personal TV fitted to them. Premium Economy seats are set out in a 2 x 3 x 2 configuration. Each seat gives 36–38 inches of pitch and 19 inches of width. Premium Economy seats are designed to give extra legroom and greater recline when compared to Economy Class.

Business Class

Business Class is available on shorter flights and offers passengers an exceptional standard of service.

Business Class Facilities

On the ground, passengers are given priority check-in boarding and disembarkation. Business Class passengers airport experience is taken to the next level with personal airport assistance and access to fast-track lanes. Business Class passengers are also given complimentary access to the airline's Business Class lounge.

Business Class passengers can enjoy a fantastic in-flight dining experience, with food served on china plateware. All food and drink are complimentary, with a great selection on offer.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

Business Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation and have 42 inches of pitch and 21 inches of width. Seats come with footrests and extended recline, so passengers can stretch out and relax. Each seat has a power outlet that can be used to charge and power personal electronic devices.

First Class

First Class, also known as 'VIP Club', is Azerbaijan airlines most exclusive and highest standard cabin class. First Class is available on longer flights, operated by the airline's larger and more modern fleet.

Business Class Facilities

On the ground, passengers can enjoy access to the airline's Business Class lounge, as well as personal assistance through the airport at Heydar Aliyev International Airport and priority check-in and boarding.

Passengers can enjoy a fine dining experience with delicious hot meals ordered from the airline's VIP Club menu. This comes accompanied with an extensive drinks menu, inclusive of hot, cold, non-alcoholic and premium alcoholic drinks, such as champagne, whiskeys, rums, gins and other alcoholic beverages.

Passengers are given an exclusive VIP Club travel kit, which comes with a premium pillow and blanket.

On flights over 7 hours, children are given a selection of toys to play with and keep them entertained for the duration of the flight.

What are Azerbaijan's Business Class Seats Like?

First Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 x 2 or 2 x 1 x 2 configuration with 60–61 inches of pitch and 21 inches of width. Seats transform into fully lie-flat beds and give passengers access to the airline's in-flight entertainment system through a 17-inch touch-screen personal monitor which is fitted to each First Class seat

Is There a First Class Lounge?

The airline's Business Class lounge is open to all passengers with a VIP club, Comfort Club or Business Class ticket.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Passengers can check-in online through the Azerbaijan Airlines check-in page. Please enter your flight details on the page to check-in. Online check-in opens 24 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in for their Azerbaijan Airlines booking at the airport check-in counters. Check-in at the airport closes 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time, so please make sure you arrive at the airport with plenty of time.

You can now book extra baggage at the time of purchasing your Azerbaijan Airlines flight.

Frequent Flyer Program

Azerbaijan Airlines operates a frequent flyer program for regular passengers which rewards members with Travel Points based on the value of qualifying flights and upgrades purchased from the airline and its agents. Travel Points are awarded for every €1 of the base fare paid for all qualifying flights/tickets/upgrades.

AZAL Miles Membership has three tiers such as Classic, Silver and Gold membership.

Special Services

Azerbaijan Airlines provides a variety of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services that it offers:


If a passenger is physically handicapped and needs a wheelchair to be moved around, you have to speak to Azerbaijan Airlines in advance before departure. You can request this service by getting through to the airline's customer service; or the Alternative Airlines customer service team if you have booked through our website. For more information on this please see our wheelchair assistance page.

Unaccompanied Mothers

Azerbaijan Airlines offers services for unaccompanied minors. These services are for young passengers who are aged between 5 and 14 which may only fly unaccompanied if they are travelling witha parent or guardian and who at least 18 years old. For more information on this contact the airline or alternatively, contact us. Also, you can find more information on our unaccompanied minors page on this.

Expectant Mothers

If a pregnant mother is 26 to 32 weeks, they will need to complete and sign a declaration provide a certificate of pregnancy and health status.

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals

Regulation for flying with a pet on Azerbaijan Airlines can be found through Alternative Airlines. All advice is provided for taking a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal on a plane.

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Destinations that Azerbaijan Airlines flies to

As of October 2019, Azerbaijan Airlines flies to 36 destinations across Asia Europe, the commonwealth of independent states and the US. Azerbaijan Airlines also operates domestic flights in Azerbaijan and flies to all major cities, in addition to many smaller airports, across Azerbaijan.

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Hub Airport

Baku-Heydar International Airport (GYD)

Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) is the international airport in Azerbaijan in the capital of Baku. The airport has two runways and can handle nearly 3 million passengers every year. The airport acts as a hub for Azerbaijan Airlines and Silk Way Airlines. Other airlines which fly to and from Baku-Heydar International Airport (GYD) include AeroflotAir AstanaairBalticAustrian AirlinesBritish AirwaysChina Southern AirlinesLufthansaIraqi AirwaysQatar Airways, Georgian Wings and Turkish Airlines.


As of October 2019, Azerbaijan Airlines fleet consists of the following airlines:

  • 3 Airbus A319-100
  • 6 Airbus A320-200
  • 2 Airbus A340-500
  • 3 Boeing 757-200
  • 2 Boeing 767-300ER
  • 2 Boeing 787-8 and 5 on order
  • 10 Irkut MC-21-300

Azerbaijan Airlines fleet also consists of VIP aircraft

  • 2 Airbus ACJ319
  • 1 Airbus ACJ320
  • 1 Airbus ACJ340-600
  • Boeing 767-300ER

Book Azerbaijan Airlines Tickets and Fly Now, Pay Later

At Alternative Airlines, you can easily book your Azerbaijan Airlines flights today and spread the cost over time - flexible, right? We offer 40+ different payment methods on our site, including popular 'Buy Now, Pay Later' payment plans such as Afterpay, Klarna and PayPal Credit. When you choose to book your flights through Alternative Airlines, you'll be able to compare different flight prices, refine your searches with filters to find the flight that's most suitable for you and even add helpful extras to your booking such as Cancellation Protection and Lost Baggage Protection. You can even add seat selection and additional baggage!

Can I pay for Azerbaijan Airlines flights in instalments?

Absolutely! If you're booking through Alternative Airlines, there's nothing stopping you from booking your AZAL flights today and paying back in instalments later. You'll have a variety of payment plans available to choose from at checkout, including Afterpay, Klarna and PayPal Credit - it's as easy as the click of a button!

Read on to find out more about some of our most popular payment plan options, or discover all our finance options here.

The payment plan options available at checkout will depend on the country in which you reside.


Can I pay for AZAL flights using Afterpay?

Yes! You can book your Azerbaijan Airlines flights today and pay later with Afterpay when you book through Alternative Airlines. In order to use Afterpay at checkout, you'll need to be a resident of the US and also be paying in USD. With Afterpay, you can split the cost of your tickets into 4 equal interest-free payments over a period of 6 weeks.

PayPal Credit

Can I use PayPal Credit for Azerbaijan Airlines flights?

Another popular and easy payment method that is a favourite amongst our customers is PayPal, but did you know you can also use PayPal to help you spread the cost of your flights over time? With PayPal Credit, a credit limit is connected and provided to your PayPal account, so you can book your Azerbaijan Airlines tickets today and pay back the cost of your flights later on. Find out more in our PayPal Credit guide.


Can I pay for AZAL flights with Klarna?

Why not? With Klarna, you can pay for your tickets within 30 days, in 3 instalments or in monthly instalments of up to 6 months. Klarna will be available at checkout if you're a resident of the UK, US, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Sweden or Germany.


Can I pay for AZAL flights using Tabby?

Residents of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Egypt can use Tabby at checkout to book AZAL tickets and spread the cost over time. Tabby lets you split the cost of your tickets into 4 equal interest-free payments over a 3 month period or a shorter length of 14 days which is also interest-free.

Frequently asked questions

Can I pay for Azerbaijan Airlines flights in instalments?

Of course! If you're booking your Azerbaijan Airlines flights through the Alternative Airlines site, you'll have a variety of different payment plans available to choose from at checkout depending on where you reside and what currency you choose to pay in. For example, if you're a US resident paying in USD, you can use Afterpay or Klarna to book your tickets. If you're a resident of UAE, you can choose from Tabby and Postpay. Another popular payment plan is PayPal Credit. Read our guide on all the finance plans we offer on our site to find out more.

The payment options that you see at checkout will depend on the country in which you reside. Terms and conditions apply; follow the links above to find out more about each payment option, as well as to view full T&C’s.

Why should I book my AZAL tickets through Alternative Airlines?

There are many benefits to booking through Alternative Airlines. We offer flexibility to all of our customers who are looking to book their flights today and want to spread the cost of their tickets over time. We also offer Apple PayGoogle Pay and even cryptocurrency as payment methods. Additionally, you can add extras to your booking that add security to your flight including Cancellation Protection and Baggage Protection.