Midex buys two more 747Fs

MIDEX Airlines has bought two used 747-200 freighters. The Abu Dhabi all-cargo airline said that a recent increase in demand for freighters to new destinations was behind the move.“The market has changed with the recession, but we’ve developed our charter divisions and it has been excellent,” said the airline’s director general, Jassim al Bastaki.The freighters, bought from Air France, brings Midex’s fleet up to nine: three 747s and six A300s.The carrier said that it has had to cut services on some routes, such as to Paris, where oversurplus of bellyhold capacity has brought down demand for freighters. In addition, proposed new routes to Cochin, Dhaka, Istanbul and Mumbai have been shelved for the time being. It was predicting to be carrying 200 tons a day but it is currently only at 150 tons.However, freighter demand has increased to and. It has also started operating to Afghanistan, China, Germany, Iraq, Korea and Libya.

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