Cargo Talk

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.

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