Silk Way West Airlines (7L, Baku Heydar Aliev International) has increased its B777-200F order book with Boeing (BOE, Washington National) by one making for a total of six of the type, of which two have already been delivered.

The newly ordered freighter is scheduled for delivery in 2025 while all six are poised to be in service with the Azeri cargo specialist by 2027.

"The additional order is part of the strategic refleeting program which includes the phase-out of older aircraft versus brand new dedicated freighters," the carrier's spokesperson told ch-aviation.

Silk Way West Airlines also has a firm order for two B777-8Fs and two A350Fs, with two options for each type. Its current fleet comprises seven B747-400FSCDs, five B747-8Fs, and the two recently delivered B777-200Fs. In a recent interview, president and chief executive Wolfgang Meier said that the B747s would be slated for retirement in the future but did not provide a specific timeline.