Kalitta to base 777F in Leipzig until 2020

US-based Kalitta Air has begun basing its 777F operations around Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) and will continue to do so until January 2020, the carrier told Cargo Facts. After Kalitta Air took delivery of its single 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) in June 2019 and began operating it on routes for DHL Express on an ACMI basis in August, flying exclusively between CVG, New York […]

Second Atlas 747-8F begins flying for Qantas

Atlas Air put a second 747-8F into ACMI service for Qantas Freight [FAT 004829]. The aircraft is unit 37566, one of the two 747-8Fs that we predicted would operate for the Australian carrier, joining unit 37561. Unit 37566 positioned to New York (JFK) from Miami (MIA) on Aug, 28 and today started flying to Sydney (SYD) […]

Atlas puts first 747-8F into service for Qantas Freight

Atlas Air has placed the first of two 747-8Fs into operations for Qantas Freight [FAT 004828]. The aircraft arrived at the carrier’s hub in Sydney (SYD) today. Unit 37561, which was delivered to Atlas in Nov. 2011, was ferried from Miami (MIA) to New York (JFK) on Aug. 25 prior to its entry into ACMI […]

Cargo Air to postpone 737 freighter conversions

Bulgaria-based Cargo Air still holds firm orders for two 737-800BCFs along with two options but has agreed with Boeing to postpone the agreement for another two years to 2023 because the 737 MAX issues are causing 737-800 feedstock prices to remain high, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts. When the price is right, Cargo Air might consider […]

Air France ACMI leases Cargolux 747 during 777F maintenance

Cargolux has been flying one of its 747-400Fs for Air France on an ACMI basis since 21 July while one of the French carrier’s 777Fs (32966) undergoes planned heavy maintenance [FAT 005095]. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo confirmed to Cargo Facts that the ACMI deal will last until unit 32966 completes the maintenance work in […]

No 747-8F upgauge yet for Qantas Freight

Two Atlas Air 747-400Fs (29253 and 29254) that had been flying on an ACMI basis for Qantas Freight ceased operations on Sunday as part of a planned transition to larger 747-8Fs. Surprisingly, they have been replaced not by two 747-8Fs, but with another two Atlas 747-400Fs (30588 and 32840). According to a statement by Atlas […]

Kalitta secures contract with DHL for 777F ops

US-based Kalitta Air’s first 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) will begin flying routes for DHL Express on an ACMI basis next month, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts. The aircraft was delivered last month, on lease from DAE Capital [FAT 004938]. Earlier this week, photos of the aircraft in Kalitta Air livery with a DHL tail surfaced […]
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