Silk Way West Airlines Receives First 777 Freighter

Daniel Fowkes
04 Oct 2023
· Aircraft 
Silk Way West Airlines’ first Boeing 777 Freighter arrived at Heydar Aliyev International Airport today as the airline becomes the newest operator of the world's largest, longest range and most capable twin-engine freighter.

Silk Way West Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter.

The carrier became the latest operator of the 777 freighter, with the type arriving at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Delivery of this aircraft marks a defining moment in our strategic plan to make Silk Way West Airlines greener, more fuel efficient, and better positioned for growth from conception to reality. This expansion of the fleet will open up opportunities for Silk Way West Airlines to boost the volume of flights and extend our reach to additional strategic destinations, reflecting the growing importance of our home base of Baku as a regional and global transportation hub.

Fadi Nahas, vice president of Silk Way West Airlines, Americas.

The Boeing 777 Freighter, which has recently arrived at Silk Way West, will enable them to meet growing cargo demand seen around the globe and also increase their capacity.

Boeing and Silk Way West believe the 777F will integrate seamlessly into their operations. Equipped with a range of 9,200km, the aircraft can also carry a maximum structural payload of 107,000 kilograms.

With the global air cargo fleet expected to grow by more than 60% over the next 20 years, the unmatched efficiency of the 777 Freighter will boost Silk Way West’s capabilities and allow them to further scale their world-class cargo operations. We are honored to strengthen our partnership as Silk Way West continues to build its freighter fleet.

Paul Righi, Boeing vice president Sales, Eurasia

Silk Way West has a fleet of 12 in-service aircraft spread across notably the Boeing 747 series, with 11 mixed between the 747-400F and 747-8F.

Notably, the airline also has orders for the A350F alongside the 777-8F as part of the next-generation freighter series unveiled by Airbus and Boeing.

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