Tuesday, August 20, 2013

► ETHIOPIA: (Pic) Ethiopian Airlines in line for first B737-400F.

Ethiopian Airlines logoEthiopian Airlines (ET) is set to dry-lease a former Brussels Airlines (SN) B737-400 (MSN 28493 | ET-AQV) from global leaser, the Aviation Capital Group, following its conversion into a B737-400(F) freighter. 

Ethiopian Cargo's first B737-400F (KSK)
The aircraft (not a B737-300F as previously reported) will likely be deployed to the airline's Lomé cargo hub where, it is understood, it will be wet-leased to Ethiopian's West African subsidiary, ASKY Airlines (KP), as part of a joint venture initiative.

The African Aviation Tribune is reliably informed that the actual launch of the Lomé cargo hub, originally scheduled for August 15, has now been delayed owing to "unforeseen circumstances." Stay tuned for more news regarding this development.