West Atlantic poised

WEST Atlantic is ready to capitalise on the upturn – cargo boss.
Russell Ladkin, sales director of West Atlantic, says the Anglo-Swedish-Luxembourg carrier will overcome last year’s Airbus disappointment with a new Boeing aircraft.
West Atlantic would have been the launch customer for the Airbus A320-F passenger to freight conversion, until the project was cancelled by the manufacturer in November last year.
Mr Ladkin says they were now considering Boeing 737-400 as replacement.
“We are looking at the market and we are looking for the modest up turn in business to continue,” he says.
“Essentially we are still on the same plan – we would have taken receipt of our first A320 by the end of this year but we have now got the 737-300 and we are now thinking of the 737-400 as a substitute.”
Ladkin said the company would be ready to take advantage of any market improvement, whichever option they chose.
West Atlantic, has an annual turnover in excess of $US121 million, employs 450 staff and has a fleet of more than 50 aircraft.
Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

SAS Cargo resumes flights to China

SAS Cargo has resumed freighter operations in China following the suspension of flights at the onset of the pandemic. Yesterday,…

Read More

Share this story

Chapman Freeborn names its first group humanitarian cargo director

By Rachelle Harry

Chapman Freeborn has promoted Daniel Carriett into the newly created role of group humanitarian cargo director. In his new role,…

Read More

Share this story

Atlas Air and ANA to code share on the transpacific

By Damian Brett

Atlas Air and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch a code share partnership on flights across the transpacific in October….

Read More

Share this story