CargoLogicAir welcomes third 747 to its fleet in 18 months

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CargoLogicAir has taken delivery of its third Boeing 747 freighter, a 747-400ERF, in less than 18 months.

The London Stansted Airport-based airline, which received its UK Air Operator Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016, now operates two 747-400s and a 747-8.

The latest aircraft acquired from AerCap will enable CargoLogicAir to satisfy growing demand for global charters and support its ACMI flying programme for partner, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

CargoLogicAir chief executive officer, Dmitry Grishin says: “The arrival of our third aircraft keeps us on track with our development strategy and will ultimately enable us to look at developing new routes from the UK to markets where we see a sustainable demand.”

“Initially, it will give us the capacity to increase the frequency of our ACMI operations and also ensure we have a higher level of aircraft availability to perform charter services.”

He says after a successful first year, CargoLogicAir has continued to perform well in the first quarter and is on course to grow its fleet to five 747s over the next three years.