Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The Heydar Aliyev International Airport during the European Games in Baku will operate in enhanced mode to ensure safety and passenger services at a high level, the head of the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), Maharram Safarli, told Trend.
He said that in connection with the First European Games, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport has undertaken serious security measures.
"An RSM radar of the most modern type and a French-made air traffic control tower have been recently installed in order to ensure the flight safety," said Safarli. "Aside from that, to ensure the aviation safety, a DTR-2000 electronic fence system at a length of 10,850 meters has been installed at the airport."
He added that a number of activities have also been taken to render high level service to the guests coming for the First European Games.
"Some 12 floodlight towers have been installed at the airport's ramp, as well as the landside, to improve the services rendered to passengers at night," Safarli said.
"Also, the traffic lane on the roads in the airport's territory and inside the airport was renewed, and the gardening and landscaping works were carried out along the roads."
Safarli also said that the ad of the Baku 2015 First European Games has already been installed in the airport's territory and in the terminals.
He noted that the domestic flights schedule will not undergo any changes due to Baku 2015.
As for international flights, Safarli said that if necessary, AZAL can deploy additional planes.
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.