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Azerbaijan, a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh enclave (largely Armenian populated). Azerbaijan has lost 16% of its territory and must support some 800,000 refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of the conflict. Located in south-western Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, with a small European portion north of the Caucasus range.

Amendments  

05 Sep 2017

Buta Airways, the low-cost subsidiary of AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines commenced operations on 01Sep2017 as expected [status change]

13 Jul 2017 

ch-aviation is reporting that Azerbaijan shuts down AZALjet budget brand  [news]

16 Dec 2016

Buta Airways [added] is expected to launch in Autumn 2017 as the low-cost subsidiary of AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines

Artsakh Air (Artsakhavia)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Artsakh Air planned to launch scheduled airline services from the recently rebuilt airport in Stepanakert to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on 09May2011
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avia Trend   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Azal Avia Cargo  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : -- : AHC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Azal Avia Cargo was founded in 1996 and is wholly owned by Azerbaijan Airlines (Scheduled and charter cargo services within Azerbaijan and to other CIS countries)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Azalagro Airline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AzalJet  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AzalJet was founded on 15Mar2016 by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) & commenced operations on 28Mar2016. The sale of tickets for AZALJET flights ceased with the launch of ticket sales of low-cost airline Buta Airways from 11Jul2017. The airline was liquidated
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)(Azerbaijan Hava Yollari)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : J2 : AHY
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Azerbaijan directorate >Azerbaijan Airlines
Comments : Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) traces its history back to the establishment of the Aeroflot Azerbaijan directorate in Baku in 1923 & was established on 07Aug1992. AZAL split off from Aeroflot on the breakup of the Soviet Union. National airline of Azerbaijan operating scheduled passenger and cargo services from Baku
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Baku Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : BAX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Buta Airways  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : J2 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Buta Airways is the low-cost subsidiary of AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines. It commenced operations inaugural service - Baku-Tbilisi, Georgia on 01Sep2017 as expected
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ECT Avia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

IMAIR Airlines  last update: 08Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2009
Airline Code : IK : ITX
Genealogy : Improtex >IMAIR
Comments : IMAIR was established on 06Oct1994 and started operations in Jul1995 as Improtex. Ceased operations on 23Nov2009
Aircraft : Tupolev-154

Improtex   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : IK : ITX
Genealogy : Improtex >IMAIR
Comments : IMAIR was established on 06Oct1994 and started operations in Jul1995 as Improtex. Ceased operations on 23Nov2009
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Silk Way Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : ZP : AZQ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Silk Way Airlines was founded in 2001 and started commercial flights on 06Oct2001
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Silk Way East Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 05Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Silk Way East Airlines is start-up cargo carrier based at Baku Heydar Aliev International (GYD)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Silk Way West Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sky Wind   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002 - 2005*
Airline Code : ZH : AZH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SW Business Aviation (Silk Way Business Aviation)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : -- : ESW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SW Business Aviation was formed in 2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Turan Air  last update: 08Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2013
Airline Code : 3T : URN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Turan Air was founded in 1994 as an Azerbaijani-British joint venture. Operations started on 30Jun1995 (International scheduled flights to Russia from Baku Heydar Aliyev International (BAK) and also charter services.)
Aircraft : Tupolev Tu-154M

Vertir Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : VRZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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