One Air freighter is two of three

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British all-cargo airline One Air has taken delivery of its second Boeing 747-400 freighter. One Air commenced flight operations in July after receiving its Air Operators Certificate from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The additional aircraft will support its current full charter services connecting Hong Kong and London Heathrow. The aircraft is also expected to offer some further ad hoc capacity for global charter services in addition to the regular operations.

The latest addition to the airline’s fleet, acquired on a long-term lease, is a former Air Canada passenger aircraft which was later converted to a freighter for Air China. Prior to joining One Air, it was in operation with Aerotranscargo.

One Air chairman and chief executive, and the airline’s major shareholder, Paul Bennett, said: “We have enjoyed a positive start to commercial operations and strong interest from the international cargo market, which reinforces our view of the long-term potential for a British all-cargo airline.

“We are extremely proud to be operating the only Boeing 747 freighters on the UK register and to be offering the aircraft’s outstanding cargo capacity.

“Our second aircraft has now entered service and increases our capabilities further – and, subject to gaining the necessary regulatory approvals, our aim is to add a third B747-400F in Q1 2024. We already have sufficient demand for a third aircraft, so our growth strategy at this stage is very much on track.”  

One Air, headquartered close to London Heathrow, has built a team of over 100 airline operations, flight crew, and cargo professionals with previous experience with Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airline, CargoLogicAir, Norwegian Airlines, and other major carriers.

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