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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.

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 13, 2017 

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

December 16, 2016

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

November 6, 2016

Silk Way East Airlines is start-up cargo carrier based at Baku Heydar Aliev International (GYD) [added]

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Artsakh Air (Artsakhavia)   

Not started (2011)

^ Comments : Artsakh Air planned to launch scheduled airline services from the recently rebuilt airport in Stepanakert to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on 09May2011

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Avia Trend   

Inactive 1998 - 1998

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Azal Avia Cargo  updated

Active 1996* - date

^ Comments : Azal Avia Cargo was founded in 1996 (Scheduled and charter cargo services within Azerbaijan and to other CIS countries)

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^ Airline Code : -- : AHC

Azalagro Airline   

Inactive 1998* - 1998

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AzalJet   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : AzalJet was founded on 15Mar2016 by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) & commenced operations on 28Mar2016

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Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)(Azerbaijan Hava Yollari)  updated

Active 1992 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Azerbaijan directorate >Azerbaijan Airlines

^ Airline Code : J2 : AHY

Baku Express   

Inactive 1997 - 1998

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : BAX

Buta Airways  updated

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Buta Airways is expected to launch on 01Sep2017 out of Baku Heydar Aliev International (GYD). It is the low-cost subsidiary of AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines

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ECT Avia   

Inactive 1994* - 1997

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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IMAIR Airlines   

Inactive 1995 - 2009

^ Comments : IMAIR was established on 06Oct1994 and started operations in Jul1995 as Improtex. Ceased operations on 23Nov2009

^ Genealogy : Improtex >IMAIR

^ Airline Code : IK : ITX

Improtex   

Renamed 1995 - 1995

^ Comments : IMAIR was established on 06Oct1994 and started operations in Jul1995 as Improtex. Ceased operations on 23Nov2009

^ Genealogy : Improtex >IMAIR

^ Airline Code : IK : ITX

Silk Way Airlines   

Active 2001 - date

^ Comments : Silk Way Airlines was founded in 2001 and started commercial flights on 06Oct2001

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^ Airline Code : ZP : AZQ

Silk Way East Airlines   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Silk Way East Airlines is start-up cargo carrier based at Baku Heydar Aliev International (GYD)

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Silk Way West Airlines   

Active 2012 - date

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Sky Wind   

Unsure 2002 - 2005*

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^ Airline Code : ZH : AZH

SW Business Aviation (Silk Way Business Aviation)   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments : SW Business Aviation was formed in 2007

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^ Airline Code : -- : ESW

Turan Air  updated

Inactive 1995 - 2013

^ 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.)

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^ Airline Code : 3T : URN

Vertir Airlines   

Active 2009 - date

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^ Airline Code : -- : VRZ

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