Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 will gather industry leaders and stakeholders in Amsterdam this week to share insights, developments and trends in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
A key discussion topic will be fleet renewal strategies being implemented in the region, which already is home to more 737NG and A321 freighters than any other.
At least five EMEA-based carriers became new 737-800 freighter operators in 2023:
- ASL Airlines UK;
- Oman Air;
- Serve Air; and
- TAAG Angola Airlines.
At least two more will join the list in 2024: Kenya Airways has started flying its first 737-800SF, and Camex Adria Airlines was certified in late December with a 737-800BCF.
Meanwhile, on the A321F front, carriers in the EMEA region accounted for twenty-six of the forty-five A321 freighters Cargo Facts logged as of Jan. 26.
After gaining two new Airbus narrowbody freighter operators in 2023 — Turkey-based BBN Airlines and MNG Airlines — the EMEA region is set to add more in 2024, with Swiftair expecting at least two A321P2Fs and Sky Vision entering the market with an A320-200P2F.
More to look forward to
Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 will feature a fireside chat with Astral Aviation Chief Executive Sanjeev Gadhia, as well as sessions focused on the:
- Freighter finance and lease market;
- Latest in widebody freighters; and
- Path being forged for advanced air mobility.
View the complete event agenda.
Among the distinguished speakers joining the panel discussions are:
- Michael Hamelink, chief financial officer of Chisholm Enterprises and chief executive of Texel Air;
- Adriaan den Heijer, executive vice president of Air France-KLM Cargo and managing director of Martinair; and
- Matt Hoesley, chief commercial officer at Altavair.