Silk Way Airlines has completed taking delivery of the two Boeing 747-8 Freighters it ordered.
The Baku, Azerbaijan-based carrier’s first Boeing 747-8F was delivered last week and the second aircraft was delivered on August 28.
“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,” says Zaur Akhundov, president of SW Holding, the 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 operates air cargo services to Europe, the United Kingdom and Middle East, and Far East countries such as including South Korea, China and Hong Kong.
In addition, the carrier also serves international destinations through a network of alliances, operating Boeing 747-400 Freighters and Boeing 767-300 Freighters.
The Boeing 747-8 Freighter offers 16 per cent more cargo volume than the Boeing 747-400 Freighter, while retaining the latter type’s nose door.
To date, 747-8 Freighters have operated some 340,000 hours in service. Boeing has now delivered 49 747-8 Freighters.