AZAL to receive two Boeing aircrafts by spring 2015

By: Aynur Jafarova

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national flag carrier, will receive two Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircrafts by spring 2015, a source in AZAL told Trend Agency on August 11.

AZAL ordered the two aircrafts of this model from the U.S. Boeing company. It was assumed that the airline would receive the first Dreamliner in June-July 2014, and the second one in November.

“According to the agreement, the country will receive the aircrafts by spring 2015,” the source said.

Earlier a source in AZAL said the airline had decided not to purchase the Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircraft. This was associated with a number of problems that arose in some countries’ airlines using these planes.

As a regional and CIS leader in terms of the number of new aircrafts, AZAL offers its passenger flights to European countries, the CIS, Middle East, and Asia.

The company cooperates with about 60 airlines to provide its passengers with an opportunity to travel freely around the world.

Currently, AZAL’s fleet consists of Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300, Airbus 319, Airbus A320, Airbus A340-500, Embraer ERJ 170-100LR and Embraer ERJ 190-100.