Frankfurt am Main, 24th of November 2014: The Azerbaijan cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines will join BARIG (Board of Airline Reprentatives in Germany) on the 1st of December 2014. The airline will thereby become the newest member of the association consisting of around 100 national and international cargo and passenger airlines in Germany. The carrier with headquarters in the capital city Baku will be represented by Nidjat Babayev, Vice President Global Sales Europe and Asia of Silk Way West Airlines.
“We are glad to announce the joining of Silk Way West Airlines, enhancing the BARIG community with another international cargo airline”, states BARIG Secretary General Michael Hoppe. In regard to cargo specific topics BARIG has acquired important competences in recent years. Constantly in dialogue with airports, politics and all companies related to the cargo process, BARIG aims at representing and defending airline interests in a consequent and future-oriented manner.
BARIG, as foundation member, represents the airline segment in the executive committee of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt. Michael Hoppe: “We work directly with all parties involved in order to optimize the processes at Europe’s largest cargo airport and support the successful development of Frankfurt in terms of logistics.”
“BARIG enjoys an excellent reputation in Germany and for that reason we will join the association”, says Nidjat Babayev. “Through BARIG the interests of Silk Way West Airlines will be represented competently and sustainably in Germany. At the same time we will contribute to the association with our international and specific cargo know-how.”
Silk Way West Airlines (ZP) was founded in 2012 and operates from Europe to Baku. From there on the airline offers connections to the Middle East and Asia. The fleet consists of two Boeing 747-800, three Boeing 747-400F and two Boeing 767-300F. Furthermore, the airline maintains relationships with the Azerbaijan Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo and Cargolux, among others.
BARIG (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany) represents the interests of around 100 national and international airlines in scheduled, charter and air cargo business. Since the foundation in 1951 the airline association works for the improvement of frame conditions in the aviation industry in Germany and is the key industry contact for politics, authorities, industry and media. Worldwide the BARIG member airlines transport around 1.7 billion passengers and more than 25 million tons of air cargo to over 1,500 destinations. Every year 160 million passengers are travelling to and from Germany with BARIG airlines to more than 280 international destinations. The BARIG Airlines have over 105,000 employees in Germany. The overall aviation industry secures 823,000 workplaces and therefore is a major factor of the German economy.