Silk Way West Airlines is to start a twice weekly service to Tianjin, China connecting its global Hub in Baku with one of the leading industrial centers in Northern China.
“With this service we will close the strategic gap in offering as well full freighter services to booming Northern China,” says Wolfgang Meier, president of Silk Way West Airlines.
The service will run every Friday and Sunday, offering what the carrier described as smooth transit options through Silk Way’s own-controlled global Hub in Baku.
“We have noticed a strong demand East- and West-bound with automotive and aerospace related goods leading the commodity list,” Meier says. “Throughout the whole planning process there was a great cooperation with representatives of Tianjin Airport in order to set up the new flight for us for which we are thankful,” Meier adds.
In late September Silk Way West announced it was 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.
Silk Way West’s fleet currently consists of 12 B747 freighters, covering a network of some 45 destinations through Baku, connecting China, Central Asia, Japan, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America.