Jumbojet goes the Silk(y) Way

The first of two Boeing 747-8Fs for Silk Way Airlines making a test flight earlier this year at Paine Field in Everett, Washington (Image © Boeing)
The first of two Boeing 747-8Fs for Silk Way Airlines making a test flight earlier this year at Paine Field in Everett, Washington (Image © Boeing)

Just on the end of August Silk Way Airlines received in roughly a week time its two ordered Boeing 747-8 Freighters. They will now fly from the cargo carrier’s hub of Baku, Azerbaijan.

Silk Way Airlines provides services to Europe, the United Kingdom and Southwest Asia, as well as the countries like South Korea and China – especially to Hong Kong. In addition, the carrier also serves international destinations through a network of alliances, operating 747-400 Freighters and 767-300 Freighters.

Compared to the 747-400 the new 747-8 Freighter offers 16 percent more cargo volume while keeping its iconic nose door. So far the 49 747-8Fs worldwide in service with various customers have been flying more than 340,000 hours in service.

Source: Boeing