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Aliyev's Azerbaijani Empire Grows, As Daughter Joins The Game

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

BAKU -- On the drive between Baku's international airport and the capital center, travelers are met by a brigade of sleek roadside signs advertising a company called SW Holding.

But as innocuous as the posters may appear, they represent a company that enjoys a near-complete monopoly over every aspect of airline service.

Mid-flight meals? Served by Sky Catering, which is owned by SW Holding.

Taxi service? Run by Airport Gate, also owned by SW Holding.

Technical upkeep of the national carrier's planes and helicopters? Silkway Technics. It -- and multiple other companies controlling everything from traveler assistance to ticket sales to duty-free stores -- are all owned by SW Holding.

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A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Aliyev's Azerbaijani Empire Grows, As Daughter Joins The Game

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