Azerbaijan

Risk Level: No Warnings

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Border conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan officially ended with a peace agreement in Nov 2020. All airspace has reopened, and Azerbaijan has cancelled its Notam warning operators of the threat posed by long-range missiles. All foreign countries have rescinded their airspace warnings for both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The primary risk is from any large-scale ceasefire violations involving missiles or anti-aircraft weaponry. So far, we have not seen anything like this - just minor skirmishes on the ground in the Nagorno-Karabakh region along the southern border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Major events: Sep/Oct 2020: Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan led to large sections of closed airspace along the northern border. UBBA/Baku issued a Notam warning of threat posed by long-range missiles which they claimed Armenia had been using to target locations throughout Azerbaijan. Germany issued Notams warning of a potential risk to aviation from military operations including anti aviation weaponry. Dec 2020: Direct crossing traffic is now technically possible again.

Read: Armenia/Azerbaijan Airspace Update, Dec 2020 (OPSGROUP article)



Current warnings list :

Source Reference Issued Valid to
Azerbaijan Notam UBBA A0024/11 11 Feb 2011 Ongoing
Source: Azerbaijan
Issued: 11-Feb-11, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Azerbaijan’s long-standing Notam warning of prohibited airspace over Nagorno-Karabakh, an area located in the south-west of Azerbaijan labelled on airway charts as ‘UBP3’. There are no airways transiting this area.
A0024/11 - ACCORDING TO AIP OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC REF.ENR 5.1 DUE TO CONFLICT SITUATION THE PROHIBITED AREA UBP3 GND/UNL IS ESTABLISHED OVER THE TERRITORY OF THE NAGORNY KARABAKH AND CONTROLLED BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN. INTERCEPTION OF OFFENDERS BY THE AIR FORSE IS MANDATORY ACTION. GND - UNL, 11 FEB 12:40 2011 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 11 FEB 12:43 2011