Centurion Air Cargo bid for Arrow

AIR Cargo News has learned from sources within Centurion that owner and chairman Alfonso Rey has firmed up a bid to buy US-based freighter specialist airline Arrow Cargo.

The move, if successful, would see Centurion absorb the airline’s fleet of MD-11Fs, DC-10Fs and B757 freighters and create a powerful American all-cargo airline, with a particularly strong network into Latin America.

In addition, Air Cargo News believes that Centurion Air Cargo and Russian long-haul B747 freighter operator AirBridge Cargo are to commence a new partnership to service the Latin American flower trade. The new deal will see Centurion feeding flowers from South America (particularly Ecuador) into Miami. From here AirBridge will operate a B747-400F to Europe and especially Russia, where demand for the flowers is high. It is believed the service will link Moscow-Amsterdam-Miami.

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