Silk Way and NCA team up on Narita-Baku flight

By Damian Brett

Silk Way West Airlines is partnering with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) to launch a new service between Tokyo Narita and Baku.

The twice-weekly B747F service will begin on February 11 and will be operated by Silk Way West with NCA offering capacity under a code-share agreement.

Silk Way West said it had been serving the Japanese air cargo market since 2018, with weekly flights connecting Baku with Osaka Kansai airport.

“We are delighted that the new air bridge will connect our two capital cities directly for the first time in our history, and that the geographic reach of our regular flight network continues to expand and now fully covers North Asia,” said Silk Way Group president Zaur Akhundov.

“At the same time, we are constantly improving the air transportation infrastructure at Baku airport in order to meet the global demand for cargo services, and I can say with confidence that we are fully ready to handle any cargo, including temperature-sensitive goods.”

The signing of this agreement opens a new page in the history of relations between Silk Way West Airlines and our Japanese partners,” added Silk Way West Airlines president Wolfgang Meier.

Silk Way West Airlines was founded in 2012 and its fleet consists of 15 B747-8F and B747-400F aircraft.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]