Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West Airlines is increasing its four times a week B747F service between its Baku hub and China’s Zhengzhou (CGO) to six per week as it seeks to service the “Silk Air Route”.
After meeting senior representatives of the provincial Henan Government an agreement was reached to “further enhance the strategic cooperation in paving the way to significantly increase the frequencies between both Hubs in the future,” the carrier said.
The meetings took place on the sidelines of the 2nd ICAO Cargo Conference held in Zhengzhou from 5-7 September.
“With this we are entering into the new stage of our strategic cooperation with The Government of Henan Province and Zhengzhou Airport. We are excited to further strengthen this cooperation by seeing further growth,” says Wolfgang Meier, Silk Way Wests’ president and CEO.
“Within a short period of time we manage to emerge as the one of the leading cargo carriers in Zhengzhou and we are aiming to further increase tonnage and flights as Zhengzhou provides for us the perfect platform to grow in view of our core capabilities to serve the Silk Air Route in accordance to the One Belt – One Road strategy the Chinese Government is strategically pursuing”, Meier adds
Silk Way West Airlines‘ fleet consists of more than ten B747 full freighters with at least two more aircraft to join the fleet in due course. The carrier operates a global network of more than 45 destinations along the ancient Silk Road with an enhanced network through Baku connecting China, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America.