On Sunday afternoon, the first commercial air cargo flight with the world’s first Airbus A330-200 passenger to cargo conversion landed at Cologne Bonn Airport. Egyptair Cargo has incorporated the first aircraft of this type in its fleet and will operate between Cologne/Bonn and Cairo three times per week. The aircraft will regularly land at and take off from Cologne/Bonn in the afternoons. From October, the airline will increase its weekly flights to five, servicing Johannesburg as a new destination in addition to Cairo.
“We are very pleased that Egyptair Cargo is increasing its engagement here at Cologne/Bonn by deploying this aircraft. This is a strong commitment to our location and highlights once again the relevance and the potential of our Airport’s cargo sector,” says Flughafen Köln/Bonn CEO Johan Vanneste.
The A330-200P2F freighter replaces the Airbus A300-600F previously deployed by the airline. With a maximum payload of 61 tonnes, the more advanced and quieter new A330-200P2F can carry about 25 per cent more air cargo than its predecessor.
Picture: Johan Vanneste (fourth from left), CEO of Cologne Bonn Airport, welcomes Capt. Bassem Gohar (fifth from left), CEO of Egyptair Cargo, and his crew.