SF Airlines Expands fleet to 80 aircraft
Unlike their western counterparts in this space, China based express carrier SF Airlines has been going about their business growth with little fanfare and hullabaloo.
The carrier took delivery of the B767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter on March 26, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of parent company SF Express, reports London’s Air Cargo News. This is the 80th freighter in the fleet and the carrier expects more to be added this year.
The SF Airlines fleet now includes three B747-400ERFs, 19 B767-300BCFs, 41 B757-200Fs, and 17 B737-300/400Fs.
The airline has added an average of six freighters to its fleet each year since its launch in 2009.
“At present, 80 all-cargo aircraft of SF Airlines are deployed in more than 40 cities and regions across the country, with an average of nearly 150 flights per day,” the company said in a recent statement.
SF Airlines took delivery of the aircraft at its SF Express South China Transit Centre at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
SF Airlines is also jointly developing a huge 2.4 million tonne capacity cargo airport in Ezhou, which will connect its regional and international services covering Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.