Maximus Air (Abu Dhabi) has grounded its five Airbus A300-600 freighters due to the reported high operational costs. The cargo airline is canceling its A300 contracts. The carrier, which is restructuring and cutting costs, will continue to operate its Russian aircraft according to this report by The Loadstar. The A300s will be available for dry lease. DHL Aviation had been utilizing the aircraft.
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Maximus Air Cargo (Abu Dhabi) started operating two Airbus A300-600 freighters for Etihad Airways on July 1. The aircraft operate to Bangalore, Chennai, COlombo and Nairobi. The contract is expected to grow to include flights to China, Italy and Libya.