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Avianca to expand with A330-300P2Fs

Colombia-based Avianca will expand its freighter fleet and intends to add between two and four A330-300P2Fs over the next two years. The A330-300P2Fs will be the first converted freighters Avianca will integrate into its own cargo fleet — currently consisting of six production A330-200Fs — allowing it to grow its presence in the North America […]

Global Crossing secures Avianca as A321F customer

Florida-based Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) has entered an agreement with Avianca to operate its A321-200P2F on a charter basis for the Colombia-based airline. The agreement includes an option for Avianca to wet-lease or charter four more A321Fs from GlobalX over the next five years, according to a statement from GlobalX. The aircraft is the 2000-vintage […]

Listen: CFC Freighter Forecast and market outlook

We end this week productively on a good note as we wrap up the panel discussions from Cargo Facts EMEA in Dubai with a closer look at Cargo Facts Consulting’s 2022-2041 Freighter Forecast. In this episode of “Cargo Facts Connect,” Cargo Facts Associate Editor Andrew Crider and Cargo Facts Consulting Managing Director Frederic Horst discuss […]

Cargo Facts Consulting updates 20-year freighter forecast

The global freighter fleet will grow by around 2.4% per year from 2,400 units to 3,800 in 2041, according to Cargo Facts Consulting’s latest freighter fleet forecast for 2022-2041. Presenting the twenty-year forecast at Cargo Facts EMEA 2022 in Dubai, Cargo Facts Consulting Managing Director Frederic Horst said that the highest growth rates will be […]

Asia Cargo Network targets freighter conversions with Indonesia MRO deal

Indonesia-based Aero Teknik, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Asia Cargo Network (ACN), has reached an agreement with Bandarudara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB), owner of Kertajati International Airport (KJT), to build a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility there to serve as a site for freighter conversions. ACN Chief Executive Marco Isaak confirmed to Cargo Facts that […]

AirExplore to enter freighter market

Slovakia-based ACMI and charter carrier AirExplore is expanding its business into the freighter market and will soon take its first 737-800BCF. The carrier told Cargo Facts that it will dry lease the 2003-vintage unit 33719 (ex-Ryanair) from BBAM [FAT 007580]. The aircraft arrived in Jinan (TNA) in October 2021 for conversion with Boeing. Unit 33719 […]

World Star Aviation grows freighter portfolio with 737 Classic acquisitions 

U.K.-headquartered World Star Aviation has acquired thirty 737-400 freighters to add to its portfolio. The thirty aircraft are currently on lease to ten different operators in twelve countries, according to an announcement by World Star Aviation on social media. The lessor attributed the acquisitions to its partnership with Oaktree Capital Management. World Star Aviation, which […]

Kalitta Air begins 767 phase-out

Kalitta Air will no longer be a CMI and ACMI partner for DHL Express on the 767 platform as it harmonizes its fleet around large widebodies and long-haul freighter operations. The Michigan-based airline recently returned the first of three 767-300Fs it had been operating in CMI service for DHL, with the 1996-vintage unit 28040 (ex-TUIfly […]

CMA CGM to double 777F fleet, invest in Air France-KLM

French shipping and logistics group CMA CGM will acquire two more 777Fs and has entered a ten-year partnership with Air France-KLM that will see it take a 9% stake in the Franco-Dutch airline group. The two companies have a combined fleet of ten freighters with twelve on firm order, according to a joint statement. The […]

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