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Silk Way West wins U.S. foreign carrier permit

After a two-year bureaucratic battle with a rival carrier, Silk Way West Airlines has been granted a foreign carrier air permit by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), allowing the carrier to offer both scheduled and chartered cargo flights between Baku and New York’s JFK Airport.

The Azerbaijani carrier’s 2014 application was initially opposed by National Airlines, which argued that Silk Way had failed to provide, “information required under the Department’s Rules.” The DOT, however,...

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