Monday, May 27, 2024

Air Astana signs codeshare agreement with Azerbaijan Airlines

Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, is expanding its global network of codeshare agreements through intensive cooperation with Azerbaijan Airlines on the route between Baku, Azerbaijan and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The two airlines now operate joint flights on this route five times a week in both directions. Thanks to the new codesharing partnership, Air Astana […]

Scanex represents WACO System in Azerbaijan

Scanex Enterprises has been appointed to represent freight forwarding network WACO System in Azerbaijan. The Baku-based company is an independent freight forwarder offering road, air and sea freight services, and will be present at WACO’s extraordinary general meeting in October in Bangkok, Thailand. Richard Charles, CEO of WACO says: “Scanex is a young and dynamic […]

Silkway West to open weekly flights to Oslo Airport

Avinor Oslo Airport has gained another route to export salmon with Silkway West Airlines launching weekly flights from Friday 27 September. The route will be operated by a Boeing 747-400F, connecting the Norwegian capital with onward connections to the Far East via Baku, Azerbaijan. At Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the Silkway Group operates a […]

Silk Way adds connection to Tianjin

Silk Way West Airlines will start twice-weekly services to Tianjin, connecting the Chinese city with its hub in Baku, Azerbaijan. The service will operate on Fridays and Sundays, offering transit options the industrial centre in Northern China to global markets via Baku. Silk Way West president, Wolfgang Meyer says: “With this service we will close […]

Kuehne + Nagel opens offices in Baku and Almaty

Kuehne+Nagel acquires Salmosped

Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its regional network in Central Asia by opening legal entities and new offices in Baku, Azerbaijan and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The logistics group says the two emerging markets are both showing annual GDP growth rates of around four per cent, with rising demand in the oil and gas industry, consumer goods […]

Silk Way West increases services to Zhengzhou to six a week

Silk Way West Airlines is increasing services to China by increasing services to Zhengzhou from four flights a week to six. The carrier made the announcement during the 2nd ICAO Cargo Conference held in Zhengzhou from 5 – 7 September. The Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline says following meetings with senior representatives of the Henan Government, it […]

Silk Way and JAL Cargo shake hands on cargo cooperation

Silk Way West Airlines and JAL Cargo have agreed to a cargo services cooperation to use capacity on each other’s aircraft. The cooperation has been described as a “win-win situation” for both partners, as JAL Cargo stopped full freighter operations, the use of Silk Way West Airlines’ capacity on scheduled routes out of Europe via […]

Silk Way West Airlines flies humanitarian aid to Iraq

Silk Way West Airlines has supported the German NGO Wings of Help by flying urgently needed aid supplies to Iraq where more than 23,000 children were awaiting help. A Boeing 747 Freighter departed Frankfurt Hahn Airport on 23 June, loaded with infant food, nappies and rusk, and on 26 June an Ilyushin 76 of Silkway […]

MAB Kargo charters a 747 for oil and gas mission

MAB Kargo has flown 72 tonnes of oil and gas equipment from Germany to Malaysia using a chartered Boeing 747-400 Freighter. The equipment was flown from Leipzig to Bintulu in Malaysia’s Sarawak region in an aircraft owned by Silk Way West Airlines. The flight transited in Baku, Azerbaijan before touching down at Bintulu Airport at […]

Silk Way West adds Liege to its growing network

Silk Way West Airlines has added Liege to its network and is adding Boeing 747-400 Freighters to its fleet to help maintain steady growth. The airline started operating twice weekly flights between Liege, Belgium and its hub in Baku, Azerbaijan at the end of April, and follows on from recently restarting services to Budapest, Hungary. […]

Silk Way West returns to Budapest after a break of two years

Silk Way West Airlines has returned to Budapest, operating two Boeing 747 Freighter flights a week to the Hungarian capital. After a break of two years, the first flight landed at Liszt Ferenc International Airport on 18 March and the Azerbaijani airline will connect Budapest with its hub in Baku twice a week on Thursdays […]

Silk Way West Airlines launches Baku – Kansai freighter route 

Japan will get its first regular freighter service to Azerbaijan after Silk Way West Airlines launched a weekly Boeing 747F route from Baku to Kansai International Airport (KIX). The service will start on 29 December and see the carrier operate flight number 7L608 from Baku direct to KIX on a Friday, arriving at 19.00h. Flight number 7L128/129 […]

Silk Way West signs multi-year ULD agreement with ACL Airshop

Silk Way West Airlines has signed a multi-year unit load device (ULD) agreement with ACL Airshop, commencing on 1 November. The alliance extends the long-standing business relationship between the two companies; ACL has been a service partner with other units of Silk Way Holding for almost 10 years. Silk Way and ACL are working together […]

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on the radar for Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel is to start operating in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan from the first quarter (Q1) of next year. The freight forwarder’s managing director for Russia and Belarus, Perry Neumann revealed the news today, at the 7th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan. Speaking in a market overview for the CIS and Central Asia […]

Investments paying off as specialist cargo grows at Silk Way

While oil and gas remain central to the Eurasian economy, Silk Way Group is seeing phenomenal growth in specialised cargo, company president Zaur Akhundov tells Air Cargo Week. Silk Way is based in Baku, Azerbaijan, which Akhundov says is strategically located between Europe and Asia, and imports and exports span across all industries. Oil and […]

Consumer demand making up for oil and gas stagnating

Low oil prices mean oil and gas projects have stagnated but Coyne Airways project manager, John Gardiner says general cargo movements are growing. He explains oil and gas destinations in Western Kazakhstan including Aktau, Atyrau and Uralsk, having been “extremely challenging” due to low oil prices meaning investment in projects has slowed down. Gardiner adds […]

National Airlines and Navitrans to fly around the world

National Airlines and Navitrans USA are to launch round the world Boeing 747-400 Freighter services connecting several key global airports. The service will start on 1 June, operating all year round on a Chicago O’Hare – Liege – Baku – Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita – Anchorage – Chicago O’Hare route in addition to another […]

Navitrans hopeful perishable focus will pay off in 2017

US air charter firm Navitrans had a challenging year in 2016 but is hopeful a move into the perishables market and a global focus will lead to a better 12 months in 2017. The company operates a round-the-world freighter service connecting the US, Europe and China, which chief executive officer, Shen Hong (pictured above) says […]

Network expansion helps Schiphol grow tonnage

Tonnage at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was up two per cent year-on-year (YOY) in the first seven months of 2016 – as July boosted the figures when YOY growth was 4.4 per cent reaching 139,650 tonnes. During the period, Europe has performed strongly, up YOY by 42.6 per cent and driven by the addition of new […]

European freight drives Schiphol Cargo growth

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen cargo volumes increase by 1.6 per cent in the first half of 2016 to 796,801 tonnes, with European freight seeing the strongest growth. In the first six months of 2016, European freight was up 41.7 per cent to 90,991 tonnes helped by new carriers including Silk Way linking Amsterdam to […]

Cargolux increases Ho Chi Minh City services to thrice-weekly

Cargolux has increased services to Vietnam with a third weekly flight to Ho Chi Minh City as the country’s growing economy increases demand for airfreight. The extra Ho Chi Minh City service left on 14 April and will flight via Doha. It will leave Luxembourg at 08.05h on Tuesday and arrive in Ho Chi Minh […]

Qatar Airways Cargo expands in Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific

Qatar Airways Cargo is to start Airbus A330 Freighter services to Budapest, Prague and Ho Chi Minh City from March 2016 as the airline continues to expand its network. The Ho Chi Minh service will fly on Thursdays and Saturdays, providing 120 tonnes of capacity in addition to 72 tonnes of bellyhold capacity on daily […]