Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) has delivered two 777F freighters to Southern Air (2nd) (Southern Air Holdings, Inc.), the first 777s to join the Norwalk, Conn.-based cargo carrier’s fleet.
The addition of these two airplanes makes Southern Air (Anchorage) the world’s first aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) operator to feature the 777F freighter.
Southern Air has entered into an agreement to operate the two 777F freighters on behalf of Thai Airways International (Bangkok). Thai Airways will utilize the full capacity of the 777F freighters, becoming the first carrier in Southeast Asia to offer this capability to its freight customers.
Southern Air is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners. In addition to the new Boeing 777 Freighters, Southern Air operates a fleet of 16 Boeing 747 Freighter airplanes.
Copyright Photo: SteelDreams. The second Boeing 777-FZB N775SA (msn 37987) is pictured at Everett in the new “generic” color scheme featuring Thai’s web address. N775SA was handed over on March 3 and joins the previously delivered N774SA.
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.