Mexico-based MasAir is looking to expand its fleet with at least two additional freighters next year. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts it expects to add the two aircraft in the second half of 2021, but could not provide more details at this stage.
MasAir, which started 2020 with just one 767-300F (34627), took delivery of two freighters this year: a 767-300BDSF (24853, ex-ABX Air) in July and a 767-200BDSF (22788, ex-West Atlantic) in October, both on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM).
Cargo Facts would not be surprised to see CAM placing more 767Fs with MasAir, which said in late November it could lease more -200Fs or -300Fs. The airline recently began ACMI operations for DHL Express between Mexico City (MEX) and Los Angeles (LAX), via Guadalajara (GDL), and started flying to Cincinnati (CVG) on behalf of DHL in December.
MasAir is now authorized for commercial operations to and within the EU, and previously told Cargo Facts it could potentially start trans-Atlantic flying in 2021.
Other Mexican cargo carriers will also grow their fleets next year, with Aeronaves TSM adding its first 737-400SF (28150, ex-Comair), to be converted by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI), and TUM AeroCarga reportedly leasing two more PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs (25102 and 27082) from Avmax.