Buta Airways (Baku) on January 16 launched nonstop flights on the Baku-Sofia route.
The flights will be carried out once a week on Tuesdays.
Copyright Photo: Buta Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100LR VP-BRU (msn 19000733) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 939805.
Buta Airways aircraft slide show:
Buta Airways will operate flights from Baku to Moscow (Vnukovo Airport), Antalya, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Kiev, Tbilisi and Tehran. Starting from the winter season (from October 29 this year), cities such as Istanbul and St. Petersburg will be added to the route network of Buta Airways.
The first flight of Buta Airways from Baku to Tbilisi will be operated on September 1, 2017.
Being a low-cost airline, Buta Airways will offer additional services such as carriage of baggage, hand luggage, hot onboard meals, as well as seat selection in the airplane on the flights on a paid basis.
The airline will provide sandwiches and water free of charge on all flights, hot meals can be pre-ordered during the purchase of the ticket for 7.90 euro. On board the aircraft you can also buy a variety of drinks and cold appetizers.
Buta Airways is the first low-cost airline in Azerbaijan, a structural unit of the CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL). It was founded in December 2016. The Airline’s fleet consists of modern Embraer aircrafts. The Airline is based in Baku, at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
Image: Buta Airways.
Azerbaijan Airlines issued this statement on December 14, 2016:
It was decided to establish Azerbaijan’s own low-cost carrier at a meeting of the Board of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).
The new low-cost carrier, which was named Buta Airways, will be part of the CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines and will be a 100-percent owned subsidiary company of AZAL.
The airline will be based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
Buta Airways will have its own fleet on the basis of Embraer aircraft in its own livery, its own staff and independent tariff policy.
It is expected that Buta Airways will begin flights in autumn 2017.