(07 Jun 2021)
Aviation Horizon has signed a global cargo general
sales agency contract with Air One Aviation to support its launch
venture into the all-cargo market for regional 737 freighter
The Saudi-based private jet operator has taken
delivery of its first Boeing 737-400SF conversion and two more are
due to join its fleet in the next three months.
Each aircraft will offer 18,500 kilos of cargo
capacity, utilising 11 ULD positions.
Air One expects the 737-400s to be in high demand
for regular regional contracts, especially in the Middle and Far
From their base in Sharjah, the aircraft are ideal
for high volume, ecommerce trade lanes and are available for both
long-term contracts and ad hoc charters.
This is the second all-cargo GSA contract awarded
to Air One Aviation in the past 10 months. In 2020, it was also
awarded exclusive sales and marketing rights across all
territories by Aerotranscargo (ATC) Moldova.
Marketing Aerotranscargo’s growing fleet of six
Boeing 747-400 freighters, one of the largest privately-owned 747F
fleets in the world, Air One offers short and long-term charter
solutions as well as ACMI programmes.
Paul Bennett, CEO of Air One Aviation, said,
“Having been a client of Aviation Horizon’s private jet services,
we are proud to have been awarded this opportunity to successfully
launch the Aviation Horizon brand in the cargo market with its
first newly-converted 737-400SF. This is a perfect aircraft for
regional ecommerce and parcels operations and comes to the market
at a time when demand for capacity in this sector has never been
“The arrivals of Aviation Horizon’s second and
third 737-400 freighters will ensure we have the back-up aircraft
required to support high frequency ecommerce flights. It will also
give us additional capacity to satisfy ad hoc charter demand for
this very popular aircraft.”
Air One Aviation will also explore hub and spoke
opportunities to connect Aviation Horizon’s regional 737-400
all-cargo operations with Aerotranscargo’s feeder services from
Hong Kong and China to Europe.
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