Airbus lands first Central Asian A350F order

A purchase agreement was inked yesterday (June 28) for the Airbus A350F by an operator based in Azerbaijan – a first such order for the type from the Central Asia and CIS region.

The carrier in question is Silk Way West Airlines, which placed a purchase agreement for a pair of A350Fs, plus options for two more of the same type, with delivery of the widebodies scheduled between 2027 and 2028.

Silk Way West Airlines says this development “marks a further step” in the expansion of its international network in an aim to meet growing demand for cargo transport. The carrier added that it has ambition to “broaden its footprint” in the global cargo market, while also strengthening its position in the region.

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