Boeing's recent delivery of two new 747-8 freighters to Silk Way Airlines promises to bring new levels of efficiency to the Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier.
"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," Zaur Akhundov, president of SW Holding, said. "The delivery of our new 747-8 Freighters is a sound step forward in that direction."
SW Holding is the parent company of Silk Way Airlines, which services Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, the Far East and other international destinations.
"We are very proud of our continued partnership with Silk Way Airlines and today we have double the reasons to celebrate," Marty Bentrott, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ vice president of sales for the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, said.
The 747-8 Freighter offers 16 percent more cargo volume than the 747-700 cargo planes.