FarCargo (Vágar) is a new cargo airline based in the Faroe Islands.
The new airline is taking delivery of its first aircraft – an ex-American Boeing 757-223 that has been converted to a freighter.
The airframe currently carries the old AA registration of N185AN (msn 32379).
N185AN is pictured at Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) on Oahu, Hawaii (west of Honolulu International Airport).
N185AN arrived at HJR on September 21 after arriving from Guam (GUM) on delivery. The aircraft is being ferried to Roswell (ROW) by Nomadic Aviation as flight OMD280.
Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) is also known as John Rodgers Field and the former NAS Barbers Point.
FarCargo is planning to operate cargo flights carrying fish products between Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands and Newark (EWR) starting early 2024 (delayed from late 2023).
The pictured N185AN will become SE-RLE.
Ivan K, Nishimura reporting from Hawaii.
The new airline describes its plans:
FarCargo will operate between Vágar airport in the Faroe Islands and Newark Intl. airport in New York. The return flight from the US will be to a strategic European airport depending on the demand, before returning to the Faroe Islands.
With a range of 7.000 km (4350 miles) we can offer our customers a wide range of destinations within Europe and even the Middle East with our Boeing 757-200F. Maximum payload is 35.000 kg (77.100 lbs).
“This is a great day for us. We’re pleased to have reached this point and are now looking forward to commencing actual operations. This is also an old dream that is now coming true, in particular for initiators Heðin Krett, Hans Meinhard á Høgabóli, and Andrew Djurhuus”.
Birgir Nielsen, CEO at FarCargo.
First class product to USA
“This is a new chapter in Faroese trade history. The aim is to deliver fresh high-quality salmon both in the USA, Israel and other remote markets a mere day after the fish swims in Faroese fjords. We believe this will significantly strengthen our competitiveness. we will now be able to provide our customers with the freshest product on the market. For many years, we have aimed to make progress in the American market, and along with our US processing plant in New Jersey, this initiative will provide us with the opportunity to provide the customers with the best service possible. This new route will ensure prolonged shelf-life due to shortened transportation and an unbroken cooling chain”.
Regin Jacobsen, CEO at Bakkafrost.
This space is for you
Outbound from the Faroe Islands, this cargo hold will be fully loaded with fresh salmon products to the US market with the possibility of expanding to the market in the Middle East.
On the return flights, this space of around 235 m³ is available, offering the capacity of 35.000 kg (77.100 lbs) to the B2B and ACMI marked.
Top Copyright Photo: FarCargo Boeing 757-223 (F) WL N185AN (SE-RLE) (msn 32379) JRF (Ivan K. Nishimura). Image: 961514.