Silk Way West Airlines is expanding its network in the Middle East and Central Asia with regular cargo flights to and from the Saudi Arabian city of Dammam, as well as to and from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
These scheduled routes operate twice a week and will enable direct air freight connections from Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) in Baku to Dammam (DMM) and Tashkent (TAS) international airport, considered main cargo gateways in their respective regions.
The airline aims to enhance its role in the Middle Eastern and Asian continental freight network and improve the quality of air cargo transportation services for both local and international partners.
Silk Way West Airlines said it has served both destinations over the past decade through charter services, shipping general cargo including textiles, cars, perishables and other goods several times each year.
The move comes amidst growing demand to the Middle East and on the Middle Corridor route, according to vice president for CIS and Central Asia, Vugar Mammadov.
“The demand for transportation to the Middle East and on the Middle Corridor route continues to rise. As a result, Azerbaijan is gaining increasing importance as a central logistics hub.”