Silk Way West appoints Pietersma as COO

Onno Pietersma. Source: Silk Way West Airlines

Silk Way West Airlines has appointed Onno Pietersma as its new chief operating officer as the airline expands operations.

The Baku-hubbed carrier said that Pietersma will “champion critical initiatives designed to enhance the stability and reliability of the expanding Silk Way West Airlines’ operations. These key factors will contribute significantly to improving the airline’s on-time delivery performance”.

He has 25 years of experience in aviation and according to his LinkedIn profile has previously held roles at Cargolux and KLM engineering.

Pietersma worked at Cargolux for more than 12 years in maintenance and engineering roles.

“Strengthening the stability of the network is essential for elevating our service delivery,” Pietersma said. “By extending network planning and enhancing turnaround efficiencies, we are committed to optimizing on-time delivery directly benefiting our customers.”

Wolfgang Meier, president of Silk Way West Airlines, added: “Onno’s impressive career and dedication to teamwork and process improvement have consistently elevated operational standards. His strategic vision is integral to driving significant advances in our operational performance and enhancing customer satisfaction.”

The airline has been expanding its fleet over recent years and has four 777Fs due for delivery as well as the carrier has also ordered two 777-8Fs and two A350Fs. 

Silk Way West continues freighter fleet expansion with another 777

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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]