Silk Way West Airlines has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of two A350 freighters, with delivery scheduled between 2027 and 2028.
This is the first order with Airbus for the Baku-based cargo airline, marking a significant step in its expansion plans internationally to meet growing demand for cargo transportation.
The airline, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, said it plans to expand its fleet and global route network to strengthen its role in the CIS region, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and America.
Mr. Wolfgang Meier, president of Silk Way West Airlines, said the new partnership with Airbus won’t be the last one: “This partnership will strengthen the company’s leading position in the global air freight market over the next 15-20 years,” he noted.
The deal, with options for two more of the aircraft model, also marks the first order for the Airbus widebody freighter in central Asia and the CIS region. Airbus now countes 31 orders and commitments from six customers to date.