Freight Silk Way West Airlines and JAL announce cooperation
- Silk Way Airlines
The Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way Airline has announced it pursues a strategic cooperation with JAL Cargo.
Japans flag carrier JAL has ended its dedicated freighter aircraft operations in 2010. With the new cooperation, JAL can use Silk Way West Airlines capacity on its scheduled routes out of Europe via Baku into Japan and vice versa.
“We are delighted and honored to enter a cooperation with JAL as this kind of cooperation does perfectly fit into our growth strategy we are pursuing in reference to our footprint in Japan. Right from the start of our Japan services more than two years ago we were always eager to increase our exposure. The cooperation with JAL does represent a quantum leap in our development and am happy that both carriers will benefit from this cooperation”, CEO/President of Silk Way West Airlines Wolfgang Meier remarked.
The Azerbaijani carrier offers services from Baku to the European destinations London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt/Main, Luxembourg and Milan. The connection from Baku to Tokyo shall be increased from three to four weekly connections in the next months.
“Having this kind of positive communication is pleasing for JAL and we do welcome very much more capacities especially with the use of SWW’s Boeing 747-8F aircraft within our network”, asserted Mr. Hiroo Iwakoshi Executive Officer Cargo/Mail and Board member of JAL.
JAL operates a fleet of over 160 aircraft on domestic and international routes from its hubs in Tokyo.
Silk Way West Airlines is a subsidiary of Silk Way Airlines. Silk Way West Airlines operates a fleet of five Boeing 747-400F and nine additional Boeing 747-8F.
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