Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the flag carrier of
Azerbaijan, has launched mobile and web check-in for its
The services, provided by global air transport IT
provider SITA, are part of the airline’s preparations for the
surge of traffic this week as the country hosts the Eurovision
AZAL has adopted SITA’s Horizon PassengerMobile
which gives travelers a wider choice of self-service options. The
airline’s passengers can now check-in, select their seat and
generate their boarding pass simply by using their mobile phones
or via the web. They can also board the flight using a
self-printed boarding pass.
The new check-in services have been introduced
as part of the national infrastructure developments as the country
prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest that takes place over
four days and attracts visitors from 42 countries.
Eldar Hajiyev, Executive President, Azerbaijan
Airlines, said, “This is an exciting time for our country and we
are proud to offer these world-class services to all the visitors
coming to Azerbaijan for the Eurovision Song Contest. SITA worked
closely with us under a tight deadline to get the services in
place by today and we are delighted that we are ready for the busy
days ahead. SITA’s passenger services are used by leading
airlines and airports around the world and this investment will
provide a smoother journey for the more than one million
passengers who fly with AZAL each year.”
Later this year, SITA will also provide AZAL
with kiosk check-in for its passengers at Baku Heydar Aliyev
International Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport.
AZAL operates passenger flights across Europe,
the CIS, Middle East and Asia. In 2014, the airline plans to
introduce long-haul flights to destinations in North America and
Southeast Asia using newly purchased Boeing aircraft.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final
takes place on 26 May 2012.
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