Silk Way Airlines

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Not to be confused with SilkAir.
Silk Way Airlines
Silk Way Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZP AZQ SILK LINE
Founded 2001
Hubs Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Subsidiaries SW Group
Fleet size 19
Destinations 20
Headquarters Baku, Azerbaijan
Website silkwayairlines.com

Silk Way Airlines is a cargo airline with its head office and flight operations at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan.[1] It operates freight services linking Europe and Asia, as well as services for government and non-governmental organisations.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2001 and started commercial flights on 6 October 2001.[2] In early 2015 a deal was being finalised to acquire a further 3 Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft.[3] In May 2015 the airline was announced as the launch customer for the Antonov An-178 after placing an order for 10 aircraft.[4]

Destinations[edit]

A Silk Way Airlines Douglas DC-8 at Zurich Airport in 2003.
An Antonov An-12 of Silk Way Airlines at Luxembourg Findel Airport in 2004.
An Ilyushin Il-76 of Silk Way Airlines approaches Dubai International Airport in 2010.
A Silk Way Airlines Boeing 747-400F lands at Malpensa Airport in 2011.
Silk Way Airlines Boeing 747-8F in 2016

As of April 2013, Silk Way Airlines offers scheduled flights to the following destinations:[5]

Asia[edit]

Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
China
Hong Kong
Georgia
Iran
Israel
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
South Korea
United Arab Emirates

Europe[edit]

Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Luxembourg
Turkey
United Kingdom

Road freighter service (RFS) is also provided from Baku to additional destinations in Central Asia.

Fleet[edit]

The Silk Way Airlines fleet consists of the following freighter aircraft (as of August 2016):

Silk Way Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Notes
Antonov An-12BK
3
Antonov An-178
10
Firm order May 2015 for 10 aircraft[7]
Boeing 747-400F
3
ex Cargolux
Boeing 747-8F
4 [8]
1
2 ordered in July 2013. 3 ordered on 3 March 2015
Boeing 767-300F
2
ex FedEx Express
Ilyushin Il-76TD
7
Total 19 11

Incidents and accidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Silk Way Airlines. Retrieved on 25 August 2011. "Head office Heydar Aliyev International Airport AZ1044 Baku, Azerbaijan."
  2. ^ Fleet list of Silk Way Airlines at the Aero Transport Database
  3. ^ "Silk Way Eyes More 747-8s". Airliner World: 10. March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Antonovs for Silk Way". Airliner World (July 2015): 8. 
  5. ^ Silk Way Airlines timetable at silkway-airlines.com
  6. ^ http://www.silkwaywest.com/en/news/41/
  7. ^ "Silk Way Airlines signs a firm order for ten Antonov An-178 freighters after the successful first flight". World Airline News. 
  8. ^ "Boeing". boeing.mediaroom.com. 
  9. ^ Harro Ranter (7 November 2002). "ASN Aircraft accident Antonov 12BK 4K-AZ21 Kome". aviation-safety.net. 
  10. ^ Harro Ranter (6 July 2011). "ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin 76TD 4K-AZ55 Bagram Air Base (BPM)". aviation-safety.netaviation-safety.net. 
  11. ^ "The Aviation Herald". avherald.com. 
  12. ^ "Azerbaijani plane crash victims identified". Reuters. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Silk Way Airlines at Wikimedia Commons