Formed in 2016 and started operations in 2017. Buta Airways (BTA) is a new low cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) (AHY).
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
AZERBAIJAN (REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 86,600 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 7.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BAKU, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS AZERI.
August 2017: Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) (AHY) has taken delivery of an Embraer E190 from regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NDC) for its new low cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, Buta Airways (BTA), which will launch on September 1.
The aircraft will be operated by the new brand of Azerbaijan Airlines — Buta Airways (BTA).
(NDC) said (BTA) is the 1st (LCC) in Azerbaijan, a subdivision of the (CJSC) Azerbaijan Airlines (AHY). (BTA) is based in Baku, at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
(AZAL) (AHY)’s board established Buta Airways (BTA) as a 100% subsidiary in December 2016. All-Embraer (EMB) operator (BTA) will have its own fleet, livery and staff. Initial flights will be to Antalya, Kazan, Kiev Zhuliany, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow Vnukovo, Tbilisi, and Tehran.
Starting from the winter season (October 29), Buta Airways (BTA) will add flights from Baku to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and St Petersburg, as well as from Ganja to Moscow Vnukovo.
Fares will start at €29/$34 one way, for all destinations, with additional fees for airport counter check-in (€3), hand luggage (€20 to €25), hold baggage, seat selection, extra legroom seats (€25), front of cabin seats (€15) and hot meals (€7.90).
Online or kiosk check-in is free and Buta Airways (BTA) will provide complimentary sandwiches and water free of charge on all flights.
(BTA)’s livery features a representation of the mythological Simurg bird, as well as the blue used by (AZAL) (AHY) and the red of Azerbaijan’s flag.