Silk Way West Airlines Adds Another Boeing 777 Freighter

Silk Way West Airlines' First 777F freighter in flight
Photo Credit: Boeing.

Silk Way West Airlines, a leading cargo airline in the Caspian and Central Asian region, has moved to purchase an additional Boeing 777 Freighter.

This has been accomplished through a recent amendment to its contract with Boeing. The additional acquisition supplements the original agreement signed in April 2021.

This addition builds upon the initial contract, wherein Silk Way West Airlines committed to purchasing five Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft.

Two aircraft have already been received, with delivery of the remaining jets to take place by 2027.

Background of Silk Way West Airlines

Established as a vital player in the air cargo sector, Silk Way West Airlines boasts a rich history and a prominent position in the Caspian and Central Asian regions.

With a robust fleet and a reputation for reliability and efficiency, the airline has consistently strived to innovate and adapt to meet evolving market demands.

Silk Way West Airlines has been at the forefront of sustainable practices within the air cargo industry.

Prior to the recent fleet expansion, the airline had already initiated various efforts aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and minimizing environmental impact.

This commitment underscores the company’s dedication to responsible business practices and environmental stewardship.

Boeing 777 Freighter

The Boeing 777 Freighter stands out for its advanced technology and eco-friendly design, setting new benchmarks for sustainability in air cargo transportation.

Equipped with state-of-the-art features and materials, this aircraft offers unparalleled environmental performance, characterized by reduced emissions and lower fuel consumption compared to its counterparts.

Expansion of Fleet with 777 Freighter

The amendment to Silk Way West Airlines’ contract with Boeing signifies a significant milestone in the airline’s growth trajectory.

By opting to purchase an additional Boeing 777 Freighter, the company further signals it move to modernization and sustainability.

This strategic decision aligns with Silk Way West Airlines’ overarching goal of enhancing operational efficiency while minimizing its environmental footprint.

Summary

Silk Way West Airlines is a major cargo airline based in Azerbaijan. It is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region.

Here’s a quick summary of the airline:

  • Founded in 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Subsidiary of Silk Way Group
  • Main operating base at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku
  • Operates around 350 monthly flights across the globe
  • Fleet of dedicated Boeing 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft, with two 777F freighters now received
  • Annual cargo turnover exceeding 420,000 tons
  • Growing route network covering over 40 destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Asia, and North and South America

The Boeing 777 Freighter boasts an impressive payload capacity, allowing Silk Way West to transport more cargo on each flight.

Slated for delivery in 2025, this addition translates to increased efficiency. Two Boeing 777 freighters have already been received and are on line operations.

Overall, the extended range of the 777 Freighter opens up new possibilities for long-haul routes. This gives Silk Way West the flexibility to reach even farther destinations without needing stopovers.


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