Azerbaijan plans to purchase six Boeing aircraft
Azerbaijani carriers Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Silk Way Airlines plan to purchase a total of six Boeing aircraft. The contract is due by the end of 2017, Jahangir Asgarov, the president of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announced during the opening session of the Seventh Caspian Air Cargo Summit.
Azerbaijan Airlines plans to add four Boeing 787 Dreamliners to its fleet, Asgarov said. In addition to this, Silk Way Airlines plans to order two Boeing 747-8 F.
AZAL, the flag carrier and the biggest airline in Azerbaijan, currently operates a fleet of 23 planes from Boeing, Airbus and Embraer. Total route network of the airline is 40 destinations in 25 countries. In 2016, Azerbaijan Airlines carried over 2 million passengers.
Silk Way Airlines, the Azerbaijani state-run cargo airline, currently operates Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft, IL-76TD-90SW stage 4 noise-compliant aircraft equipped with PS-90A-76 engines aircraft. In April 2017, it signed a $1 billion worth contract with Boeing for a purchase of 10 Boeing 737 MAX passenger planes.
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