Silk Way West continues expansion with new US routes

By Damian Brett

Source: Silk Way West Airlines

Silk Way West Airlines has continued to expand its scheduled network with the addition of two new North American routes.

The Baku-hubbed freighter operator has this month started a new weekly service from Baku to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) utilising one of its B747-400 freighters.

The service is operated in conjunction with Crane Worldwide Logistics and will include 80 inbound and 80 outbound flights this year.

The new operations, at the north end of the airport where FexEx also operates, will contribute to around 14,400 tons of cargo at CVG.

Planes arriving from Asia and Europe will land once a week until the summer months, at which time activity will ramp up to two flights a week.

Tracking site FlightRadar 24 shows that the aircraft most recently operated on a route of Baku-Luxembourg-CVG.

The new route comes just days after the carrier added a weekly service from Baku to Dallas Fort Worth via Asia.

This new service also operates using a B747-400F aircraft and according to FlightRadar 24 the latest flight operated on a Baku-Hanoi-Seoul-Anchorage-Dallas-Frankfurt route.

The carrier in 2020 operated flights to Dallas as part of a service that also included Chicago.

In the US, Silk Way West is represented by its general sales agent, Global Feeder Services.

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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]