Boeing and Silk Way Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 Freighters. The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered August 28th. Both new 747-8 Freighters will bring new levels of efficiency to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier.
„We strive to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in our fleet and our services, and by continuing to increase our regional and international footprint,“ said Zaur Akhundov, president, SW Holding, parent company of Silk Way Airlines. „The delivery of our new 747-8 Freighters is a sound step forward in that direction.“
Silk Way Airlines is considered as one of the leading cargo carriers in the region, providing full-fledged services to Europe, the United Kingdom and Middle East, as well as the Far East including South Korea, China and Hong Kong. In addition, the carrier also serves international destinations through a network of alliances, operating 747-400 Freighters and 767-300 Freighters.
The new 747-8 Freighter is optimized to provide greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the 747-400, offering 16 percent more cargo volume while keeping its iconic nose door. To date, Boeing has delivered 49 747-8 Freighters.