Silk Way West Airlines transports 117 yaks from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan | Airlines

A consignment of 16 live yaks has been successfully transported from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan by Silk Way West Airlines, a cargo-only carrier based at Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) in Azerbaijan.

The mission was conducted at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan to bolster the yak breeding program in Kalbajar, a region of the country located around 450km from the national capital of Baku.

The yaks, said to be vital to the agricultural biodiversity of Azerbaijan, traveled over 1,250 miles (2,000 km) aboard one of the airline’s fleet of Boeing 747-400F freighters from Bishkek Manas International Airport (FRU) to Ganja Airport (GNJ) in Azerbaijan.

To ensure the highest welfare standards, the yaks were accommodated by Silk Way West in custom-designed crates that provided protection from injury and stress. The aircraft was also equipped with advanced ventilation and temperature control systems to maintain an optimal environment throughout the journey.

According to the carrier, this “demonstrates the airline’s firm support of sustainable agricultural development” in its home nation, while the project also aligns with its “broader corporate social responsibility goals, which…

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