Earlier this week Seoul-based Air Incheon returned its sole 767-300BDSF (25202) to lessor ATSG West Leasing (a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group) [FAT 005102]. The carrier plans to continue operating a single 737-400SF and expects no further fleet changes in the near future, Cargo Facts has learned.
When Air Incheon added the 767-300BDSF in April 2018, the carrier had an option with ATSG West Leasing to add a second airframe as early as August. After a series of maintenance issues and other setbacks, the carrier hit the brakes on plans to expand its medium widebody fleet. Previously, the aircraft had been operating on behalf of Samsung’s “Cello” logistics operation on routes between Seoul (ICN) and Hanoi (HAN).
Air Incheon had previously also been identified by lessor Spectre Air Capital as the customer for its first three 737-800BDSFs converted by IAI. With the downsizing of Air Incheon’s fleet, it is unlikely that the first frame (30498), which is expected to be redelivered in a matter of weeks, along with the next two -800BDSFs, will be joining the carrier’s fleet at this time.
Those interested in hearing more from ATSG are invited to join us at Cargo Facts Symposium 2019, where delegates from the company will be present. The event will be held 16-18 October at the Intercontinental San Diego. For more information, or to register, visit www.cargofactssymposium.com