Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an agreement to replace two Next-Generation Boeing 737s on order with one 767-300ER and two 767 Freighters.
The 767 Freighter (based on the 767-300ER) is a new model type for the Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline.
Boeing says the substitution has been updated on its Orders and Deliveries website.
“With our centralized geographic location, Azerbaijan is becoming a busy hub in the region between east and west and north and south,” says Jahangir Askerov, president of Azerbaijan Airlines. “We are capitalizing on this development by expanding our long-haul passenger fleet and growing our cargo business with the proven efficiencies of the 767 Freighter.”
Including today’s announcement, Azerbaijan Airlines has a total of eight Boeing aircraft on order: two 767-300ERs, two 767 Freighters, two Next-Generation 737s and two 787-8s.
“With the economic recovery gaining momentum at various speeds around the world, our customers are making changes to their fleets to accommodate the upturn,” says Marlin Dailey, vice president of sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We have worked with Azerbaijan Airlines to make changes to its order book that meet its needs.”
The Boeing 767 family includes three passenger models – the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 767-400ER – and a medium-widebody freighter, which is based on the 767-300ER fuselage.