Silk Way West Airlines expands its coverage in India Photo credit: Silk Way West Airlines

Last week Silk Way West Airlines launched a new weekly Boeing 747F service connecting India to Azerbaijan, which will see Mumbai as the second Indian city in its network.

This new direct scheduled route will operate every Thursday, flying between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) and Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD).

Silk Way West says this is the second route serving the Indian air cargo market launched this year, following the weekly service connecting Baku with Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The airlines upgraded its weekly capacity to 100 tonnes for its Delhi-Baku service in June with Boeing 747F flights.

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Taylor Logistics has been appointed as the airlines’ second general sales agent in India, operating from Mumbai Airport (BOM), whereas Hercules Aviation stays as the carrier’s agent at DEL.

In April, the Azerbaijani airline announced orders for five of Boeing’s 777 freighters, as it looks to expand its services internationally. The deal marked the first purchase of the long-range twin-engine widebody freighter in the Caspian region and Central Asia.

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