Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit has entered into an aircraft transportation services agreement to operate a Boeing 747-400 Freighter for SF Express, China’s leading express service provider, to enhance operating capability between China and the United States.
Atlas Air will operate the aircraft on behalf of SF Express on key global routes across the fast-growing transpacific market, connecting China with the United States. The aircraft is an incremental unit in Atlas Air’s fleet in response to customer demand and will enter into service in October 2018.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Atlas Air): Atlas Air Boeing 747-45EF N485MC (msn 30607) HHN (Rainer Bexten). Image: 942851.
SF Airlines today (September 4, 2018) launched its second international cargo route from Shenzhen to Singapore.
The new route will operate with Boeing 767-300F freighter aircraft.
The first international route was launched on August 5, 2018 from Shenzhen to Chennai also with Boeing 767-300Fs.
Above Photo: Flight crew of the maiden flight from Shenzhen to Chennai arrive at Chennai International Airport of India.
According to the airline, “the line from Shenzhen to Chennai is an air logistics solution of SF Airlines customized for customers’ demands as a response to the state’s One Belt and Road Initiative to transport general cargo, mainly from Xiaomi Corporation.”
Founded in 2009, SF Airlines is the cargo airline of S.F. Holding.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and SF Airlines (ShenzHen) on December 18 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), which is also the first owned by an airline in China. The 767-338 ER was formerly operated by QANTAS Airways.
The delivery took place at Boeing supplier ST Aerospace Services Co. in Singapore, where the conversion work was performed. It is the first of five 767BCFs the airline will receive during the next year.
SF Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 25 airplanes, and has signed a letter of intent to purchase 737-800BCFs following a program launch. The addition of the wide-body freighter to SF Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 737s and 757s is one example of changes being made by the airline to better support the rapid e-commerce growth in the China market. Moving forward, the plan is to continue to add more routes and expand the company’s transportation network, Liang said.
The China air express market is forecast to be among the fastest growing segments of the world air cargo market, largely due to e-commerce. According to the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast, world air cargo traffic will grow 4.7 percent per year over the next 20 years, with domestic China and intra-Asia markets expanding 6.7 percent and 6.5 percent per year, respectively.
SF Airlines (Shenzhen) is planning to add the larger Boeing 767-300F freighter to its growing fleet. The 767 will be a new type for the carrier. The cargo airline has placed an order with Boeing for an undisclosed number of 767-300 ER passenger-to-freighter conversions (Boeing Converted Freighters). SF Airlines, a subsidiary of Shenzhen, China-based delivery services company SF Express, will accept its first redelivered 767 in the second half of 2015.
SF Airlines currently operates Boeing 757-200F freighters (above) and Boeing 737 freighters.
Copyright Photo: Yuji Wang/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-2Z0 (F) B-2832 (msn 25887) is pictured at Shanghai (Pudong).
SF Airlines (Shenzhen) has acquired its second Boeing 757-200. Ex-Air China 757-2Z0 B-2832 (msn 25887) will be converted to a freighter by Precision Conversions. SF Airlines acquired its first Boeing 757-200 in October 2009. Further details about this airline are welcome.