Silk Way West Airlines safely transports 100 yaks from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan
The cargo experts transported the herd from Bishkek Manas International Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport
As part of a wildlife reintroduction project, the Silk Way West Airlines flew 100 yaks over more than 2,000 kilometers from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan. The cargo experts transported the herd from Bishkek Manas International Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, cited a recent press release by Silk Way West Airlines.
Moving these animals was a challenge that the freight airline successfully completed in accordance with the request of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Thanks to the airline's crew and loadmasters' long experience with animal transportation, the yaks were all delivered safely to their destination and were subsequently transported to their new pastures by truck from the airport.
Silk Way West Airlines has successfully handled numerous live animal shipments in the past, in accordance with all IATA regulations. The carrier's extensive experience includes the transportation of alpacas, kangaroos, dogs, horses, and European bison.
Silk Way West Airlines aircraft provides their animal passengers with a perfectly air-conditioned and ventilated environment thanks to ventilation and temperature control systems. The yaks were transported in special cages designed to ensure that they were not exposed to any risk of injury during the flight and remained under veterinary supervision throughout their journey to ensure their wellbeing.
"We are proud to be involved in projects like this, contributing to the preservation of a sustainable and biodiverse environment worldwide. Thanks to an experienced crew and accompanying veterinarians, we were able to transport safely the yaks to their new home in Azerbaijan. We thank the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan for their trust in our work," said Vugar Mammadov, Vice-President CIS and Central Asia of Silk Way West Airlines.
Founded in 2012 in Baku, Silk Way West Airlines is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region and 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.