ASTRAL AVIATION adds freighters to cover APAC
Astral Aviation is set to expand its freighter fleet with the addition of three Boeing B757-200Fs and two Airbus A320 P2Fs. The Kenya-based cargo airline has a 14-strong freight fleet. “The B757-200F’s will be operational from June 2022 onwards, as we have had some unfortunate delays, partly caused by Boeing’s lack of timely support on the multimode receiver (MMR) upgrade. The B757-200F will operate scheduled flights from Astral’s Nairobi hub to Johannesburg, in addition to Dubai and Tel Aviv, with plans to operate charter flights to and from China by Q3,” said Sanjeev Gadhia, Founder and Chief Executive, Astral Aviation in a press statement. “The A320F will be operational from mid-July 2022 and operate on a charter basis on routes between Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The second A320F will be delivered by the end of the year,” he added.