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Baku International Airport

Baku International Airport is located in Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan. The airport is approximately 25km east of downtown Baku with a travelling time of approximately 40 minutes.

The construction of a new international airport at Baku, Azerbaijan was originally initiated in 1982; however, construction work had to be suspended several times. Due to this disruption, only the erection of the steel frame, pre-cast floors and claddings of the buildings were completed in the space of several years.

Project Description

Rehabilitation and Expansion of Main Terminal Buildings and ATC Tower

  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction

Project Features

Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction
State Concern of Civil Aviation Azerbaijan Airlines – AZAL
Key Quantities
Total Floor Area54,000 m²
Passenger Capacity per hour1,600
Project Duration
Start Date01.01.1998
Finish Date01.06.1999
Duration17 Months


Baku, Azerbaijan

After securing the necessary financing through sources, such as TEXIM, ECGD, EBRD and a number of commercial banks, ENKA, and its joint venture partner, signed the contract with Azerbaijan Airways and started construction in January 1998.

The project entailed the construction of five interconnected buildings within the airport complex, fitted out with the latest equipment. ENKA completed the project in November 1999. The airport comprises a total construction area of 52,000 m2 and was designed to serve 1,600 passengers per hour. It houses duty free shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, VIP lounges, and car-rental and hotel reservation facilities.

The airport renovation was split into two phases, with phase one relating to the completion of two modules, which comprises the north terminal, together with the lobby to gate one. The work for phase one was completed in March 1999.

The second phase comprised the completion of the two remaining modules, which form the south terminal and a central module that is used by AZAL as an administration and air traffic control center.

The work for phase two was completed in June 1999. The renovation of the airport included extensive work on terminal systems like the baggage handling, flight information displays and a public address facility. Reconstruction also involved the upgrading of air-conditioning, water supply, heating and sewerage services.

In addition, the renovation of the airport terminals involved the installation of high and low-voltage distribution systems, passenger boarding bridges, aircraft docking guidance systems, lifts and escalators, X-ray and security equipment, and airport furniture and signs.


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