Baku Travel Information

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Baku Scene Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, on the Bay of Baku some 92 ft below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Baku's largest industry is petroleum. By the beginning of the 20th century the Baku oil fields were the largest in the world and by the end of the 20th century much of the onshore petroleum had been exhausted and drilling had to be extended into the Caspian sea offshore. Baku is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Caucasus, with many of the world's leading hotel chains having a presence in the city.

Things to do in Baku: Fountains Square • Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre • Baku Old City • Baku Boulevard • Flame Towers • Highland Park • Maiden Tower • Heydar Mosque • Bibi-Heybat Mosque

Highly rated hotels in Baku: Four Seasons • JW Marriott Absheron • Promenade Hotel • The Merchant Baku • Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard • Hyatt Regency • Fairmont Baku Flame Towers • Hilton Baku • Sultan Inn Boutique Hotel • Excelsior Hotel Baku



Azerbaijan's electricity is 220V 50Hz and uses plug types C & F
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Heydar Aliyev International Airport is 2,486 miles, with a flight time of approx 5.5 hrs. Baku's IATA airport code is GYD.
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Climate: In Azerbaijan, the climate is slightly continental, with relatively cold winters and hot summers. Baku lies on the coast of the Caspian Sea which tempers the more extreme temperatures. It is actually a windy city: the Khazri (cold northern wind) alternates with the Gilavar (warm wind from the south). Summer is hot and sunny, with highs around 30°C. In the winter months, cold air from the polar region can bring strong winds. The rains are scarce with a maximum in autumn and winter, when they are light but relatively frequent. Summer sees very little rain.

Covid-19 Data for Azerbaijan

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.








BA Tier Points Earned

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TOTAL
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TOTAL
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Economy7020 90180
WTP
Business14040 180360
First21060 270540
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Baku, (Zone 4, 2,001-3,000 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy10,00012,500
World Traveller Plus20,00025,000
Club31,25037,500
First42,50050,000


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