After launching services between Russia, Europe and The Far East at the end of last year Sky Gates Cargo Airlines is going to increase their freighter fleet with another Boeing 747-400 Freighter.
Senior vice president, Nidjat Babayev, responsible for the commercial development, says the next aircraft is going to be delivered by mid-June. It will be the carrier’s second aircraft.
The Boeing 747-400F is an ex-Cathay Pacific aircraft which is currently operated by Silk Way West Airlines who is the partner airline of Sky Gates.
Sky Gates is a Russian all-cargo airline with its European Hub in Maastricht serving Moscow and Novosibirsk on scheduled bases to and from The Far East.
Babayev explains: “As a startup carrier we are happy to pursue our strategy in increasing our fleet step-by-step. After having received the 2nd aircraft, the planning of a 3rd 400F will start.
“We are motivated by the support of our customers and we are convinced of the huge potential The Russian air cargo market will offer to Sky Gates. Not only we do see high numbers of flown hours on our 1st aircraft, we already do have commitments on the 2nd aircraft.”
“We can expect further exiting news on our development as we do plan an integrated approach towards the Russian air cargo market in the future,” Babayev adds.