Transfer at Baku Airport


The airport consists of two buildings that are approximately 200 metres apart. The terminals are not connected by an internal corridor, but pedestrian access to the outside public area is possible via a marked walkway.

The terminals are divided according to the airlines that serve them.

A clear map of the airport is available on the official website:

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 dates back to 2014 and is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. The concourse is unnaturally huge for an airport with various design elements inside. It's airy and with plenty of seating, orientation is very easy for passengers arriving or departing, as well as those just transferring.

Terminal 1 handles flights of the following airlines:

  • Aeroflot
  • Air Arabia
  • Air Astana
  • Air Baltic
  • AnadoluJet
  • Azerbaijan Airlines
  • Azimuth
  • Belavia
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Flydubai
  • FlyArystan
  • FlyNas
  • Gulf Air
  • Iraero
  • Iran Air
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Kuwait Airways
  • LOT
  • Lufthansa
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Qazaq Air
  • Redwings
  • Rossiya
  • Turkish Airlines
  • UTair
  • Uzbekistan Airways

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is a separate building about 200 metres from Terminal 1. To transfer between them, you must collect your luggage and go through passport and customs control.

This terminal is older and has considerably less space, but there are few flights from this terminal, so there is plenty of seating here as well.

Terminal 2 is used by the following airlines:

  • Israir
  • Wizz Air

Transfer between flights

Azerbaijan Airlines' extensive network makes Baku a relatively important transfer point in the Transcaucasus and Central Asia.

A transfer within the transit zone only is possible if you have a ticket purchased on one booking (guaranteed transfer) and takes place only within Terminal 1, which is served by most airlines.

In this case, your luggage will be automatically transferred and you do not have to worry about it in Baku.

You don't have to leave the transit zone even if you have combined your transfer from two tickets, are travelling with hand luggage only and have a boarding pass for the connecting flight.

Transfer procedures

When you exit the aircraft, look for the "Transfer Area" sign which will direct you to the ticket counters to have your boarding pass validated.

You will then go through the security checkpoint reserved for transfer passengers directly to the departure gate area.

Due to the relatively small size of the terminal, the net transfer time tends to be between 30 and 45 minutes.

There is no passport control during the transfer process.

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