Silk Way receives two B747-8 freighters

Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier Silk Way has taken delivery of its two new B747-8 freighters.


Silk Way receives two B747-8 freighters


Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier Silk Way has taken delivery of its two new B747-8 freighters. “We strive to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in our fleet and our services, and by continuing to increase our regional and international footprint,” said Zaur Akhundov, president, SW Holding, parent company of Silk Way Airlines. “The delivery of our new 747-8 Freighters is a sound step forward in that direction.”

Silk Way Airlines is considered as one of the leading cargo carriers in the region, providing full-fledged services to Europe, the United Kingdom and Middle East, as well as the Far East including South Korea, China and Hong Kong. In addition, the carrier also serves international destinations through a network of alliances, operating 747-400 freighters and 767-300 freighters.

“We are very proud of our continued partnership with Silk Way Airlines and today we have double the reasons to celebrate,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales, Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 747-8 freighter is the most efficient large freighter in service and the two new airplanes will now serve some of the world’s high-growth markets.”