Silk Way West launches LA cargo route

Source: Silk Way West Airlines

Silk Way West Airlines has expanded its US network by adding weekly freighter flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport.

The Baku-headquartered airline said it will transport a wide range of general cargo, perishables, oversized and e-commerce goods on the route.

Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest cargo gateways, handling millions of tons of freight annually.

The addition of Los Angeles complements Silk Way West Airlines’ flights to Houston, launched in April of this year, as well as the previously established regular flights to Chicago and Dallas.

“We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network with the addition of Los Angeles International Airport as a new destination,” said Fadi Nahas, Silk Way West vice president Americas.

“The new route will greatly benefit our West Coast customers by providing freighter nose cargo load capacity and shorter transit times for US destinations west of the Continental Divide.”

The airline did not specify which aircraft would be used on the route, but it currently has a fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters and 747-8Fs.

The airline finalised an order for two Boeing B777-8Fs in November last year, with options for two additional aircraft of the same type.

Silk Way West Airlines launches weekly freighter flights to Houston

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New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]