Wolfgang Meier will assume the role of president of Azerbaijan-based, all-cargo carrier Silk Way West Airlines from 1 January 2018.
Meier, formerly with Volga-Dnepr and its subsidiary, AirBridgeCargo joined the Baku-based Silk Way Group in June 2016.
Silk Way West’s current president, Kamran Gasimov, will remain on the management team of Silk Way West Airlines as chief operation officer (first vice-president).
Earlier this year Meier said that Silk Way planned to increase its fleet of B747 freighters from 12 at that time to 15 by the end of 2019. This will also see growth in its network, up to 45 destinations in 2018 and 50 in 2019.