MIAMI – S7 Airlines (S7) will soon launch freighter operations, as the carrier’s first Boeing 737-800BCF is set to arrive next week.
According to Cargo Facts, the aircraft are two Boeing 737-800 passenger airliners that have been converted into freighters. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) will be leasing the aircraft to the S7’s Cargo division.
A New Entry
The entry into the freight market represents a new frontier for S7, which currently handles freight via passenger aircraft.
“The delivery of our first freighters is a significant milestone in S7 Airlines’ cargo operations” said Ilya Yaroslavtsev, the CEO of S7 Cargo, before adding that the airline expects an “increase [in] the total volume of carried payload and mail by 30%.”
Yaroslavtsev further added that “S7 Airlines’ wide route map, our partnership with leading logistics companies, and [a] well-developed agent network enable us to carry payload in mail in a relatively short time and provide efficient aircraft lading.”
Featured image: S7 Airlines Boeing 737-800 with reg: VP-BUG Photo: Alberto Cucini – @ac_avphoto