Baku - Buta Airways, Azerbaijan’s only low-cost carrier has received another Embraer E190 delivered to the operator’s fleet directly from the manufacturer.
The 106-seater regional jet registered VP-BHE became the seventh aircraft of the same type in the fleet of Buta Airways. The new E190 will enable the airline to add more flights and routes to its network. Two more Embraer E190 aircraft are expected to join the airline's fleet soon.
Buta Airways, the first and the only low-cost operator in the country, is a subsidiary of the Azerbaijan national airline AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines).
Based at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the airline was founded in December 2016 and began operations in September 2017.
At first, the airline was named AZALJet. After a year of operation with two Embraer E190, AZAL renamed its low-cost subsidiary as Buta Airways. Since then, the carrier operates in its own livery, with its own staff and independent tariff policy.
The company logo attributes to the mythological sacred bird Simurg, represented in the form of the Azerbaijani ornament buta. The blue patterns in front of the plane represent the airline's ties with Azerbaijan Airlines while the red patterns in the back refer to Azerbaijan’s flag.
Buta Airways currently serves on routes from Baku and Ganja to ten international destinations in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia, Iran, and Bulgaria.