Southern Air (2nd) accepts its first Boeing 777F for operation for Thai Airways International

Southern Air 777, originally uploaded by Steve__N.

Southern Air (2nd) (Anchorage) on February 17 took delivery of its first modern Boeing 777F freighter. Boeing 777-FZB N774SA (msn 37986) was accepted in a white condition. The freighter flew to Victorville, CA for painting in this somewhat generic 2010 livery with Thai’s web address. Southern Air is the world’s first ACMI operator of the 777F.

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) has entered into a block space agreement with Southern Air to utilize the full capacity of the first two 777Fs. Thai Cargo and Southern Air will officially announce the freighter operation in March at Thai Cargo’s facility at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

The second 777-FZB (N775SA, msn 37987) is also fully painted at Everett (Paine Field) and will be delivered on March 2.

Copyright Photo: Steve N. N774SA is pictured at the ANC base.