Qatar Airways (Doha) has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013. These new aircraft will complement the airline’s rapidly growing network, which includes more than 40 routes that have dedicated freighter services. Included in the order are eight additional A330-200F options – which would make today’s deal potentially worth over $2.8bn at list prices for a total of 13 aircraft. These aircraft on order will complement three A330-200Fs Qatar Airways already operates since earlier this year.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330-243F A7-AFY (msn 1386) arrives in Dubai.
Tampa Cargo (subsidiary of AviancaTaca Holding) (Medellin) has taken delivery of the first of four new A330-200F freighter aircraft at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy and will allow Tampa to expand its presence in new and existing international markets, including Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay.
Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243F F-WWKQ (msn 1368) became N330QT when it was handed over on December 19.
MNG Airlines (Istanbul) yesterday (August 30) took delivery of its first (of four) Airbus A330-200F freighter. The airline already operates a fleet of seven Airbus A300 cargo aircraft, and will expand its services by moving up to the A330 freighter.
Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243F F-WWTS (msn 1332) at Toulouse was handed over as TC-MCZ.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has signed a firm order for the purchase of ten Airbus A321s and three A330-200F freighter aircraft to meet their growth plans in the passenger and cargo markets. The airline has a further 27 aircraft on order with Airbus from contracts placed in 2009 and 2010.
The new aircraft will join Turkish Airlines’ existing fleet of 75 Airbus aircraft, including four A310 freighters, 50 A320 Family aircraft, 11 A330s, one A330-200F and nine A340s.
Copyright Photo: Airbus A330-243F TC-JDO (msn 1004) taxies at Toulouse.