Earlier this week, we looked at how the freighter fleet in mainland China has grown in 2019. As the year draws to a close, here’s an overview of the seventeen freighter aircraft that were added to carriers based elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region over the course of the year. [Note: for the purposes of this post, we have not included Guam-based Asia Pacific Airlines as part of the “Asia-Pacific region” since Guam is a territory of the United States.] 


September: 737-300F (25264, ex-Bluebird Nordic)
October: 737-300F (25256, ex-Bluebird Nordic)

Air Hong Kong

July: A300-600F (677, ex-Air Macau), operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
October: A330-300P2F (231, ex-Thai Airways), operated by ASL Airlines Ireland

ANA Cargo

May: 777F (65756)
June: 777F (65757)

Cebu Pacific

July: ATR 72-500F (820)


May: 777F (62828)

Garuda Indonesia

November: 737-500 (28727), to be operated by subsidiary Citilink (no seats but not a full conversion)

Mongolian Airways Cargo

July: 737-300F (25172, ex-China Postal Airlines)

My Indo Airlines

July: 737-400F (24559, ex-AsiaCargo Express)

PSI Air 2007

August: 737-300QC (23809, ex-Thai Express Air)


August: two Atlas Air 747-8Fs (37561 and 37566) on ACMI lease (upgauged from two 747-400Fs)


April: 737-700BDSF (30512, ex-Xiamen Airlines)
July: 737-700BDSF (29084, ex-Xiamen Airlines)
September: 737-800BCF (30474, ex-Hainan Airlines)

In 2020, known additions that we are expecting include Cebu Pacific’s second ATR 72-500F (828), which is being converted at the Sabena Technics facility in Dinard (DNR), two 737-800BCFs dry-leased by GECAS to Garuda, Qantas adding its first EFW-converted A321P2F (835, ex-Onur Air) on lease from Vallair, as well as six 777Fs to Taiwan-based China Airlines.

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