Silk Way West Airlines Signs Air Cargo Transport Memorandum with Nippon Express

Silk Way West Airlines and Nippon Express Holdings have signed an Air Cargo Memorandum of Understanding to provide enhanced solutions to their customers and respond more flexibly to changing supply chains. This agreement strengthens Silk Way West Airlines’ presence in the Japanese market and helps Nippon Express Holdings expand its business globally by providing cargo capacity through a global network.

Silk Way West Airlines has been serving the Japanese air cargo market since 2018 through weekly flights connecting Baku to Kansai International Airport. In addition, the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region has been offering regular flights to Narita International Airport, Japan’s main air cargo gateway, since 2021. With the new memorandum between the cargo carrier and Nippon Express, Silk Way West Airlines is playing an increasingly important role in the region’s cargo network, continuously improving the quality of air cargo transportation services for both Japanese and international partners.

About Silk Was West Airlines

Founded in 2012 in Baku, in the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines operates hundreds of monthly flights around the world through its fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. On April 28, 2021, Silk Way West Airlines signed a strategic fleet expansion agreement with Boeing for the purchase of five new 777 Freighters, followed by a further agreement signed on November 10, 2022 for the purchase of two state-of-the-art 777-8 Freighters. Silk Way West Airlines also agreed on June 28, 2022 to purchase two A350 Freighters with Airbus.

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About Nippon Express

Nippon Express Group has positioned freight transportation as one of its core businesses in the “Nippon Express Group Business Plan 2023: Dynamic Growth” and is vigorously pursuing initiatives that are consistent with its air freight business growth strategies. Leveraging an extensive international service network, the company offers a wide range of consolidated air freight forwarding services – including collection, clearance, delivery and distribution – to a variety of destinations around the world.

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