Baku - Azerbaijani budget carrier Buta Airways took possession of another Embraer E-190 jet from directly the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer.

The new regional jet is the eighth Embraer E190 in the airline’s fleet, which will allow the low-cost operator to expand its regional network with new destinations.

Founded in December 2016, Buta Airways is a subsidiary of Azerbaijan's flag carrier AZAL. It is the first low-cost operator of the country. The airline has so far relied on Embraer E190 as part of its fleet expansion strategy. The carrier has no more orders in its order book.

We are pleased that our national low-cost airline is in great demand among Azerbaijani citizens and tourists arriving in our country. The increase in the number of flights and destinations of Buta Airways will further contribute to the development of tourism in our country,
AZAL Chief Executive Jahangir Asgarov said.

The eighth Embraer E190 of Buta Airways is named after the city of Aghdam. It was welcomed at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport with a water cannon salute.

The AZAL subsidiary flies from Baku to Sofia, Alanya, St. Petersburg and other popular destinations for Azerbaijani travelers in the summer season. It also increased the number of flights to Izmir, Turkey to three times a week.