One Air takes delivery of second Boeing 747-400 freighter

Prior to joining One Air, the freighter was in operation with Aerotranscargo

One Air takes delivery of second Boeing 747-400 freighter
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British all-cargo airline One Air has taken delivery of its second Boeing 747-400 freighter.

One Air commenced flight operations in July after receiving its Air Operators Certificate from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority. The additional B747-400BDSF will support its current flying programme offering full charter services connecting Hong Kong and London Heathrow, says an official release.

"The latest addition to the airline’s fleet, acquired on a long-term lease, is a former Air Canada passenger aircraft, which was later converted to a freighter for Air China. Prior to joining One Air, it was in operation with Aerotranscargo."

Since the start of operations, One Air has completed all-cargo flights ex China and Europe, flying charters on behalf of freight forwarding and charter broker customers, the release added. "The extra aircraft is also expected to offer some further ad-hoc capacity for global charter services in addition to the regular Hong Kong-London charter operations."

Paul Bennett, Chairman & CEO, One Air

Paul Bennett, Chairman & CEO, One Air says: “We have enjoyed a positive start to commercial operations and strong interest from the international cargo market, which reinforces our view of the long-term potential for a British all-cargo airline. We are extremely proud to be operating the only Boeing 747 freighters on the U.K. register and to be offering the aircraft’s outstanding cargo capacity. Our second aircraft has now entered service and increases our capabilities further, and, subject to gaining the necessary regulatory approvals, our aim is to add a third B747-400F in Q1 2024. We already have sufficient demand for a third aircraft. So our growth strategy at this stage is very much on track.”

One Air, headquartered close to London Heathrow, has already built a team of over 100 airline operations, flight crew and cargo professionals with previous experience with Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airline, CargoLogicAir and Norwegian Airlines, the release added.

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