The Qabala International Airport, or simply, Qabala Airport, is a newly opened airport found in Qabala, the capital of the district of Gabala in Azerbaijan. Construction of the airport was started on January 2011, and on November 17, 2011, the incumbent President, Ilham Aliyev has inaugurated the airport, receiving an 'international airport' status in the same year. The airport has an elevation of 285m above sea level, and has a lone 3600m asphalt runway designed and equipped with facilities that enable aircraft operation in low ceiling and visibility.
Airlines flying to and from the Qabala International Airport are Azerbaijan Airlines flying to Baku, Metrojet and Ural Airlines flying to Moscow-Domodedovo, and VIM Airlines flying to Saint Petersburg.
The city of Qabala in the Gabala district is the most ancient city of Azerbaijan. Being an ancient city, Qabala is known for the ruins of Chukhur Gabala, an ancient walled city, dating back to the fourth century BC. Tourists will be able to get to know more about the history and culture of Qabala in its cultural center, where Soviet mosaics are displayed, as well as a large war memorial, ancient stone houses, and the Rashidbek monument.
Although called an ancient city, Qabala is not left behind when it comes to modern amusement and entertainment centers. The city is a known tourist destination because of Qabaland amusement park. Visitors also frequent its ice skating rink and its Greek-styled theater built for outdoor concerts.
As the Qabala International Airport is relatively new and only flies to a limited number of destinations, travelers are suggested to book flights with Azerbaijan's major international airport, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, for more destination options.
Services and Facilities
Services from the Qabala International Airport are limited to passenger assistance, check-in counters, security, and emergency response unit. There is no information available as regards to special services or lounges.