K+N opens Central Asia offices for O&G market

With the rise in demand for oil and gas (O&G) exploration in the Central Asian region, Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened two new offices in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Swiss logistics giant has shown recent interest in the two Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, which have each shown annual GDP growth […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 27, 2018

Silk Way West Airlines further expands routes, adds two 747 aircraft

At the end of April , Azerbaijani carrrier Silk Way West added twice weekly flights between Liége and the carrier’s connecting hub in Baku, as part of its planned  expansion strategy. “The aim is to further knit our European network by adding more destinations and maintaining a denser schedule in order to offer our customers […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 14, 2018

Unexpected eats: Panalpina’s top 5 fastest-growing perishables markets

Feeling hungry? Care for some Scottish soft-shelled crabs? Perhaps followed by fresh Serbian raspberries for dessert? According to third-party logistics giant Panalpina, these somewhat unusual pairings of cuisine and country of origin are becoming increasingly popular as the world’s appetite grows for fresh (not frozen), exotic international fare. From Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, the Swiss forwarder […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 29, 2017

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 30, 2016

Silk Way to lease an An-124-100

Azerbaijani freight carrier Silk Way Airlines took advantage of this year’s Farnborough Air Show to announce an agreement with the Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to lease an An-124-100. The heavy-lift freighter was previously operated by Russia’s Polet Airlines, which had its operators’ certificate revoked in October 2015. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 19, 2016

Beyond Baku: Cargo carriers reach past the Caspian

If the Azerbaijani government had its way, the capital city of Baku might be called a “second Dubai.” Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) – located on the Absheron Peninsula and surrounded on three sides by the inland Caspian Sea – has one of the largest and newest cargo terminals in the Commonwealth of Independent States […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • July 7, 2016

Panalpina adds Baku to schedule

Using 747-8 freighters operated by Silk Way West Airlines, Panalpina is including Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to its list of scheduled charter destinations. Panalpina will offer a mid-week and a weekend rotation from Luxembourg to Shanghai via Baku, and back. Sou Ping Chee, Panalpina’s head of airfreight for Asia Pacific, said eastbound flights will […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 28, 2015