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Silk Way West Airlines is an Azerbaijani private cargo airline with its head office and flight operations at Heydar Aliyev International Airport[3] in Baku, Azerbaijan.[4] It is a subsidiary of the Silk Way Group[5][6]

Silk Way West Airlines
Silk Way West Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #7KWF434F[2]
HubsHeydar Aliyev International Airport
Focus citiesBaku
SubsidiariesSW Technics branch of Silk Way West Airlines LLC
Fleet size9
Parent companySilk Way Group


Silk Way West Airlines operates cargo flights to 19 destinations in Europe, Asia and North America and eleven new routes as of 2017 alone, including to Japan, Malaysia, Kuwait, Singapore, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia as well as the Hong Kong-Chicago route over the Pacific Ocean. In October 2018, the company announced it would launch a twice-weekly freighter service from its global hub in Baku, Azerbijan to Tianjin, China.[7][8]


The Silk Way West Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[9]

Silk Way West Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Notes
Boeing 747-400F 4
Boeing 747-8F 5
Total 9

Former fleetEdit

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:

  • 1 further Boeing 747-400F

Logistical SupportEdit

Silk Way West Airlines was embedded in the logistic supply chain as an important partner of Formula 1 operations ahead of and during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from 2016-2018. The airline has since begun negotiations to expand logistical transit support to Formula 1 world-wide.[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The aircraft has since been positioned to Baku where it is currently in service for Silk Way West Airlines (7L, Baku) on a charter basis".
  2. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  3. ^ "Silk Way West Airlines Airline Profile | CAPA". Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  4. ^ "Silk Way West Airlines increases Baku-Zhengzhou frequency to six weekly".
  5. ^ "Wolfgang Meier On The Business And Social Impact Of The Cargo Aviation Industry in Africa And Beyond".
  6. ^ "Silk Way West Airlines pursues strategic co-operation with JAL Cargo".
  7. ^ Silk Way adds twice-weekly route to Tianjin, China,
  8. ^ "Silk Way West Airlines". Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World: 5. October 2019.
  10. ^ The Logistics of the Formula 1 Grand Prix,

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