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Silk Way Airlines takes delivery of two freighters

By Staff Reports on August 29, 2014

Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 freighters.

The first airplane delivered last week to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier and the second airplane delivered Thursday.

“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 provides crgo services to Europe, the UK and Middle East, as well as the Far East including South Korea, China and Hong Kong.

“We are very proud of our continued partnership with Silk Way Airlines and today we have double the reasons to celebrate,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of sales, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 747-8 freighter is the most efficient large freighter in service, and the two new airplanes will now serve some of the world's high-growth markets.”