Los Angeles International Airport Gets A New Cargo Route

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Los Angeles International Airport will be getting more weekly cargo flights from Silk Way West Airlines from Baku.

Following its successful launch to Houston back in April, as well as its already well-established Chicago & Dallas flights, it comes as no surprise that this destination is next.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Los Angeles Cargo Route Will Benefit West Coast Residents…

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Commenting on the announcement of weekly cargo flights into Los Angeles was Fadi Nahas, the VP of Americas for Silk Way West Airlines:

“We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network with the addition of Los Angeles International Airport as a new destination”.

“The new route will greatly benefit our West Coast customers by providing freighter nose cargo load capacity and shorter transit times for US destinations west of the Continental Divide”.

As per data from Planespotters.net, Silk Way West Airlines has a fleet of seven Boeing 747-400 Freighters and five 747-8Fs.

At this stage, it is unclear what variant of the freighter will be assigned to this particular route between Baku and Los Angeles.


Silk Way West Airlines Is Performing Strongly…

Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Considering its fleet size, Silk Way West Airlines is still performing strongly and is matching levels seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RadarBox data highlights that the airline operates around 23 weekly flights based on a seven-day rolling average.

This is considerably larger than the same period in the pre-pandemic era, where only 13 weekly flights were taking place.

Overall, these weekly flights to Los Angeles will continue to add to the slow but steady growth that the airline is currently going through.

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