Both carriers have agreed to start a cooperation regarding to Cargo service which does include the use of SWW Capacities by JAL.
As JAL has stopped their own full freighter operation the use of SWW capacities on scheduled routes out of Europe via Baku into Japan and vice versa will create an interesting option for both carriers.
As Silkway West Airlines is poised to increase their weekly connections out of their global Hub in Baku from 3 to 4 weekly operations the cooperation does create a win-win situation for both partner.
At the same time SWW will boost its weekly operation between Baku and Europe in order to offer sequenced in connection to/from Japan via Baku.
“We are delighted and honored to enter a cooperation with JAL as this kind of cooperation does perfectly fit into our growth strategy we are pursuing in reference to our footprint in Japan. Right from the start of our Japan services more than two years ago we were always eager to increase our exposure. The cooperation with JAL does represent a quantum leap in our development and am happy that both carriers will benefit from this cooperation”, The CEO/President of SWW Wolfgang Meier is been quoted.
“Having this kind of positive communication is pleasing for JAL and we do welcome very much more capacities especially with the use of SWW’s Boeing 747-8F aircraft within our network”, Mr. Hiroo Iwakoshi Executive officer Cargo/Mail and Board member of JAL is been quoted.
Silkway West Airlines Vice President for APAC Mr. Nurid Aliyev is been further quoted: “This cooperation is not the first one we do pursue in this format as we do already successfully cooperate with Malaysian Airlines Cargo after they have stopped their full freighter activities. As our global Hub is perfectly located along the ancient Silk Route our geographical position is at the crossroad between The Orient and The Occident and thus very much favors such cooperation’s”.
“Our Chief Representative Mr. Katsutoshi Tanaka will lead our activities in Japan to further develop this strategic partnership as we have high expectation to further enlarge this cooperation”, Mr. Meier is been quoted.