Le Bourget, Paris: Flyington Freighters, a cargo airline company promoted by the Hyderabad-based Deccan Group, has ordered an additional six Airbus A330-200F freighters. Flyington is due to become the first India-based cargo airline to operate wide-body freighters.
The agreement signed at the 47th edition of the Paris Air show at Le Bourget, takes their total order for such aircraft to 12. Flyington had confirmed an initial order for six A330-200Fs in May 2007. The company was the first cargo airline to buy the A330-200F, and will be the launch customer.
The A330-200F is the newest freighter from Airbus and the newest member of the highly successful A330/A340 Family. The freighter received its industrial launch in January 2007.
"We increased our order for the Airbus A330-200F from six to 12 aircraft because we see a huge cargo potential in the region. The A330-200F offers unmatched low operating costs and significant operational benefits and give us a solid base to be able to tap into the rapidly expanding Indian freighter market," said Deepak Parasuraman, managing director, Flyington Freighters Ltd.
"The A330-200Fis a fantastically productive and fuel efficient aircraft that will stand Flyington Freighters in good stead. The A330-200F has more lift, more range and better flexibility than any other freighter in its class. We're delighted that Flyington Freighters Ltd is a launch customer," said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers.