17 Asia-Pacific fleet additions in 2019

ANA Cargo's second 777F has arrived in Japan and like the first aircraft, is expected to commence commercial operations this summer.

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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