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Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is the largest airline in Azerbaijan and the country's national flag carrier. From their central hub in Baku they operate a network of regularly scheduled flights to Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, and Asia. They also have plans to expand their network to include stops in North America and Southeast Asia.

AZAL will accept pets for transport both in the cabin of the aircraft and as checked baggage in the cargo hold. They remind travelers that pets and carriers are not included as part of their free baggage allowance.

CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions*
  • Length: 55 cm (22 in)
  • Width: 40 cm (16 in)
  • Height: 20 cm (8 in)
*Sum of all dimensions must not exceed 115 cm (45 in)
Carrier size will depend on the size of the animal being transported.
(Max - pet and carrier)
8 kg (17 lbs) Small carrier
under 32 kg (70 lbs)

Large carrier
32-75 kg (70-165 lbs)
CHARGES / FEES €50 Small carrier - €50
Large carrier - €100


  • Travelers are reminded that every country has different rules and regulations governing the acceptance and transportation of animals. It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Space for pets is limited. Please call before you travel to confirm a space on the flight for your pet.
  • Animals weighing over 75 kg (165 lbs) will not be accepted as checked baggage but may be accepted for carriage as cargo freight.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

Azerbaijan Airlines will accept pets as cargo freight, but they do not explicitly state their policy on animals travelling unaccompanied. If you are unable to travel with your pet, please speak with a customer service agent to determine what options may be available to you. You may need to make arrangements with another airline.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners, or any other airlines you may be travelling with, to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Azerbaijan Airlines Customer Service (USA): 718-645-8578
  • Azerbaijan Airlines email: contact@azalusa.com
  • Azerbaijan Airlines website: Click Here
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