More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

At the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku yesterday, Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), said that, in addition to an order for four 787 aircraft for his airline, state-owned Silk Way Airlines would order two more 747-8 freighters. Asgarov has been widely quoted in the Azeri media as saying “preparatory work for the […]
  • David Harris
  • October 11, 2017

Silk Way Airlines set to take off in the US and Russia

After nearly a decade since the initial filing, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted Silk Way Airlines, and its subsidiaries, permission to operate scheduled freighter flights to and from the US with a revised foreign air carrier permit.  This new market-access is likely to fuel growth for the Azerbaijan-based carrier, which has been […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 6, 2016

DHL-GF boards the train… and the ship

DHL Global Forwarding, the forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched rail service connecting eastern China with eastern Europe. It seems like only yesterday that DB Schenker announced a trial rail service to connect China with Europe – an announcement that was met with widespread skepticism. But Schenker’s gamble paid off, and soon other forwarders […]
  • David Harris
  • January 7, 2016