Silk Way’s Italian jv takes first freighter

SW Italia, a joint venture between Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Airlines (42%) and two Italian investors (Ignatio Coraci and Francesco Rebaudo with 58%) has taken delivery of its first freighter, a 747-400F (29729) transferred from the fleet of Silk Way West.

SW Italia, which was recently granted an AOC by Italy’s aviation regulator ENAC, plans to operate the freighter in scheduled service from its hub at Milan Malpensa (MXP) on a Milan-Baku-Hong Kong-Baku-Milan route beginning in June.

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