Azerbaijan’s Silk Way Airlines and Siberia’s S7 Airlines have commenced service with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. Silk Way will fly to Hong Kong twice a week, while S7 will perform a weekly Vladivostok-to-Hong Kong passenger route.
Silk Way Business Development Deputy Director Nidjat Babayev said the new service tremendously expands business opportunities for the carrier.
“We have great hopes for Hong Kong as the latest addition to our growing international freighter network via Central Asia and are pleased to be working with a handling agent with the enormous resources and strong track record of Hactl,” Babayev said in a statement. “This will enhance our product offering.”
Silk Way, which performs the biweekly freight service on Boeing 744F aircraft, flies to Hong Kong from its Heydar Aliyev International Airport hub before heading on to Istanbul and Milan; it returns by the same routing.
Representatives for the Azerbaijani freight carrier said they will be relying heavily on Hactl to provide all cargo-handling operations once they touch down in Hong Kong, including physically transporting and documenting shipments. Hactl will perform similar services for S7 Airlines.