Silk Way West Airlines, a global cargo airline based in Baku, Azerbaijan, has announced the launch of new weekly flights to Houston. The airline will operate the flights to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), one of the busiest airports in the United States. Silk Way West Airlines will also continue to operate regular flights to Chicago and Dallas, expanding its growing route network in the Americas.
“We are thrilled to launch our new weekly flights to Houston, one of the most important cargo gateways in the United States, which will provide additional capacity and faster transit times for our customers,” said Fadi Nahas, Vice President Commercial of Silk Way West Airlines. “Our growing presence in the Americas demonstrates our commitment to providing reliable and efficient cargo solutions for our customers in this region. This new route will also enhance our ability to connect customers to key markets in Central Asia and the Middle East.”
Founded in 2012 in Baku, at the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines operates hundreds of flights every month across the globe via its fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. On April 28, 2021, Silk Way West Airlines signed a strategic fleet expansion agreement with Boeing for the purchase of five new 777 Freighters, followed by a further agreement signed on November 10, 2022 for the purchase of two state-of-the-art 777-8 Freighters. Silk Way West Airlines also agreed the purchase of two A350 Freighters with Airbus on June 28, 2022.