EUROPE & CIS: Third MD11 for Cargoitalia
Cargoitalia Ã¢â‚¬“ ItalyÃ¢â‚¬™s sole freighter operator Ã¢â‚¬“ has taken delivery of its third MD11 freighter aircraft. The aircraftÃ¢â‚¬™s arrival marks the conclusion of the carrierÃ¢â‚¬™s first phase of development, which began with its successful re-launch under new ownership and management in 2009. CargoitaliaÃ¢â‚¬™s latest MD11 aircraft has been newly-converted by SASCO of Singapore, a Boeing […]
July 1, 2010
After an initial programme of charter flights during July and August, and providing cover for other aircraft during their routine maintenance, the third aircraft will finally enter scheduled service in September, operating the airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s recently-announced twiceweekly Milan-Shanghai flights. This will be stepped up to three-times-weekly frequency from October.
Since its re-launch of scheduled operations in September 2009, Cargoitalia has already achieved substantial share of the Italy-Hong Kong, Italy-Dubai and Italy-USA markets, it said adding that with a substantial proportion of Italian airfreight still being trucked to other European gateways, the airline has much greater potential as the countryÃ¢â‚¬™s only indigenous freighter operator.