Another freighter for mas

Source: ST Engineering

Mexican cargo airline mas has taken delivery of an A330-200 freighter – its second aircraft in the space of a few days.

The A330-200 freighter is leased from Altavair – mas’ second aircraft from the company this year – and was converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW).

Yesterday, Air Cargo News reported that the airline had received an A330-300 freighter on lease from CDB Aviation and also converted by EFW.

The A330-300 series aircraft will be operated mainly on routes to Europe, while the A330-200 model will be operated by mas on new scheduled routes to China, which will start before the end of the first half of 2022.

The airline – formerly known as Mas Air Cargo – said that the integration of both aircraft is part of the growth strategy as it continues to introduce aircraft to its fleet of both the Airbus A330 and Boeing 767 models, which is driving a 150% increase in its route network and 300% increase in ACMI services this year alone.

In total, the carrier is aiming to operate a fleet of 18 freighters in the next five years.

Andrés Fabre, representative of the Discovery Americas Investment Fund – the main investor in mas – said: “Mas is looking for opportunities introducing modern and efficient aircraft of different models and capacities. All this is turning mas – as planned – into the Mexican cargo airline with a global footprint in the short term.”

Jordi Boto, chief executive of EFW, added: “With our latest re-deliveries mas becomes (the) world’s first operator of both versions of our Airbus wide body freighter program. By this, mas is benefiting from all advantages of the A330P2F family, the longer range and the higher volume offering (the) best flexibility for their upgraded fleet.”

The airline plans to operate a fleet of 18 freighters in the next five years.

By the end of the year, mas will have at least seven aircraft in its fleet, including Boeing 767-200 and 767-300 series aircraft, as well as Airbus A330-200 and A330-300’s, operating on three continents.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]