On the occasion of June 2 – Civil Aviation Day, a number of our colleagues were awarded for their high professionalism and perseverance. In regard of the professional holiday, by the order of the Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Rashad Nabiyev, the company's employees were awarded. Hence, Silk Way West Airlines employees- Vice President of Flight Operations Rasim Ashrafov, First Officer of Boeing 747-400/8F Ruslan Bayramov, as well as Aviation Technician for Aviation and Radio-Electronic Equipment of the company's Silk Way Technics branch Anatoly Yeremeyev, were awarded the medal "For services in the field of civil aviation."
President of Silk Way Group Mr. Zaur Akhundov personally congratulated the award-winning employees on their professional holiday, presented the awards, and wished them success.
"We are always happy with the success of our national aviation and the achievements of our employees. I would like to express my special gratitude for your high perseverance and selfless work. I wish each of you new achievements and success in your professional activity!” – said Zaur Akhundov in his address to the staff.
It should be noted that by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated May 18, 2006, June 2 is celebrated as a professional holiday of civil aviation workers.
Silk Way Group, founded in July 2006, is a dynamically developing group of companies that occupies a leading position in the Azerbaijani economy. The group was re-organized into three companies in 2019 – Silk Way Airlines, Silk Way West Airlines, and Silk Way Technics, providing air cargo transportation and aircraft maintenance services.
Founded in 2012 in Baku, at the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region. Based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the airline operates around 350 monthly flights across Europe, Asia, and the Americas via its fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747-8F and Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft. On April 28, 2021 Silk Way West Airlines signed a strategic fleet expansion agreement with Boeing for five state-of-the-art 777 Freighters. The airline's annual cargo turnover exceeds 420,000 tons, while its growing route network covers over 40 destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Asia. South Korea’s Incheon Airport honored Silk Way West Airlines with the prestigious ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2020’ award.
Silk Way Technics is specialized in providing a wide range of services for the maintenance and repair of numerous aircraft types. The company has been recognized as a global aircraft maintenance organization by the aviation authorities of several countries.