One Air commences Boeing 747F operations at East Midlands Airport

One Air’s first flight into East Midlands Airport arrived from Hong Kong with a payload of 105 tonnes

One Air commences Boeing 747 freighter operations at East Midlands Airport
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One Air, the British cargo airline, has commenced operations at East Midlands Airport.

The central U.K. airport will now be a regular origin and destination point for One Air’s Boeing 747-400 freighter services connecting Asia and Europe as well as for ad-hoc global charter services, says an official release.

“East Midlands Airport has a lot of important plus points which make it attractive for all-cargo operations, including the availability of slots and fewer restrictions around night flying compared to other airports," says Chris Hope, Chief Operating Officer, One Air. "East Midlands Airport also has a very understanding and progressive attitude towards freighter operators. As a growing British airline, we look forward to establishing our presence at the airport, and supporting our freight forwarding, logistics and charter clients moving goods to and from the U.K."

Chris Lane, Commercial Director, East Midlands Airport adds: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome One Air to East Midlands Airport. They bolster what is already a highly successful, nationally significant cargo operation which benefits from a strategic central location, fewer restrictions than many other airports, and a team who are totally dedicated to providing a top-class service. We hope this is the start of a long-standing partnership with One Air to help us continue to provide seamless trade that powers the U.K.”

One Air’s first flight into East Midlands Airport arrived from Hong Kong with a 105-tonne payload, the release added.

East Midlands Airport offers one-stop connections to 185 of the world’s largest cities including New York, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and Mumbai, and is home to U.K.’s most important express air freight hub. The airport handles the equivalent of more than one million packages every night, contributing around £443 million GVA to the regional economy, the release added.

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