Armenian and Georgian airlines jointly ordered three Boeing 737-800BCFs
Deliveries of the converted freighters are slated to start next year
Armenia’s Armenia airline and its partner Georgian Airlines from Georgia, have placed an order for three Boeing 737-800BSFs (Boeing Converted Freighters) as part of the group’s plan to add more dedicated cargo airplanes to its operations in the Caucasus region.
The deal, signed at Farnborough International last week, includes 737-800 modifications to be done at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) and at Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. (STAECO) in China.
The first 737-800BCF on order will be delivered next year, with deliveries continuing into 2024. The converted freighters will be operated by Georgian Airlines.
“We are thrilled to bring more much-needed air cargo capacity to the region with the addition of three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters,” said Tamaz Gaiashvili, President of Georgian Airlines Group. “The 737-800BCF has the payload, range and capability to carry both e-commerce and general cargo.”
Cargo carrier Georgian Airlines (IATA: GH) was established during COVID-19 crisis in 2020 by Tamaz Gaiashvili, co-owner of the troubled passenger carrier Georgian Airways (IATA: A9). It commenced operations in April 2021. The operating range of Tbilisi–headquartered airline includes air cargo transportation by both charter and regular flights across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central, Eastern and Southern Asia. Currently Georgian Airlines operates one 737-800BCF and one 737-800SF, predominantly in the interests of Silk Way West Airlines of Azerbaijan. The carrier is part of Georgian Airlines Group, which also includes Armenia airline.
Established in December 2015, Yerevan-headquartered Armenia airline (код IATA: RM) has launched operations since April 2016.
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