Leading cargo airline in the Caspian and Central Asian region, Silk Way West Airlines, has expanded its US network with the addition of weekly flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
LAX is considered one of the world’s largest cargo gateways, handling millions of tonnes of freight annually, and the airline will transport a wide range of general cargo, perishables, oversized, and e-commerce goods on the route connecting its global hub in Baku.
Silk Way West Airlines states that the route expansion enhances its presence in the region and is a strategic destination for its customers.
The addition of Los Angeles complements Silk Way West Airlines’ flights to Houston, launched in April 2023, as well as the previously established regular flights to Chicago and Dallas.
Fadi Nahas, vice president Americas at Silk Way West Airlines, said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network with the addition of Los Angeles International Airport as a new destination.
“The new route will greatly benefit our West Coast customers by providing freighter nose cargo load capacity and shorter transit times for US destinations west of the Continental Divide.”
Silk Way West Airlines was founded in 2012 in Baku. Based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the airline operates around 350 monthly flights across Europe, Asia, and the Americas via its fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747-8F and Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft.