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Silk Way West Airlines launches new Boeing service from Mumbai

Post By : Basundhara Choudhury
Post Date : July 17, 2021
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Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines has launched a new weekly Boeing-747F service to Baku from the Indian city of Mumbai.

This new direct scheduled route operating every Thursday will now facilitate freight movement to Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, one of the most important international air cargo gateways in India.

With the opening of these new flights to India, the carrier will play an increasingly important role in the Asian continental freight network, constantly improving the quality of air cargo transportation services for both Indian and international partners.

This is the second route serving for Indian air cargo market rolled out by Silk Way West Airlines this year, following the weekly service connecting Baku with Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport upgraded in June by Boeing-747F flights with the capacity of 100 tons.

“We are pleased to have a new air bridge in India that will connect us with Mumbai. In cooperation with our Indian partners, Silk Way West Airlines is consistently widening its network in the region. The geographic reach of our regular flight network continues to expand, as these new scheduled routes open a new page in the history of bilateral partnership between Silk Way West Airlines and our Indian counterparts.”

~Wolfgang Meier, Silk Way West Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer and President.

India is among the top global cargo markets and a key part of the carrier’s commercial business strategy, says Johnny Rubio, Silk Way West Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer ISMEA (Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, Africa).

“With this expanded footprint Silk Way West Airlines is now well placed to connect India to its global network offering a Boeing-747F schedule to our valued customers”, noted Mr. Rubio.

Founded in 2012, Silk Way West Airlines is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region, based in Azerbaijan. The airline’s annual cargo turnover exceeds 420,000 tons, while its growing route network covers over 40 destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Asia, and North and South America.

Taylor Logistics has been appointed as the Silk Way West Airlines’ second GSA (General Sales Agent) for India. The GSA will operate in Mumbai Airport (BOM), whereas Hercules Aviation has been retained as the carrier’s long-term Delhi Airport (DEL) partner.

Taylor Logistics is an air cargo logistics company associated with TTK Group, spanning 40 years of experience in air logistics.

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