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  January 29th, 2023 | Written by

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

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

Silk Way West Airlines has been serving the Japanese air cargo market since 2018 via weekly flights connecting  Baku with Kansai International Airport. The largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region has moreover been  offering regular flights to Narita International Airport, the most important air cargo gateway in Japan, since  2021. With the new memorandum between the cargo carrier and Nippon Express, Silk Way West Airlines will  play an increasingly important role in the region’s freight network, constantly improving the quality of air cargo  transportation services for both Japanese and international partners. 

About Silk Was West Airlines 

Founded in 2012 in Baku, at the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines operates hundreds of monthly flights across the  globe via 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 the purchase of two A350 Freighters with Airbus on June 28, 2022.   

About Nippon Express 

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