New freighter in quick-time for charter firm


Chicago-headquartered leasing and charter operator AELF FlightService has registered a fourth Airbus 330-200 on the certificate of its Malta-based subsidiary, Maleth. The aircraft has already carried out its first operational flight – in auxiliary cargo configuration with seats removed – in partnership with air charter specialist 26AVIATION, delivering Covid-related supplies from Europe to Asia.
In 2020, together with its European partners, AELF FlightService took a controlling interest in Malta-based airline Maleth Aero which has since added four A330s to its certificate, including this aircraft. It now operates eight widebody aircraft in full-time auxiliary cargo configuration.
Chief operating officer at AELF FlightService, Joe Cirillo, commented: “With the rapid growth of e-commerce and constant need for transport of pandemic supplies, there is more than ever a need for innovative cargo solutions in the market. This additional aircraft allows us to expand our fleet to further meet that need.”
President of Maleth Aero, Lee Jones, added: “We are thrilled to add another widebody aircraft to our operation that will increase capacity and allow us to continue providing reliable, seamless and on-time service to our customers.”


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