South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has taken delivery of its B737 400 freighter aircraft. This follows months of planning to ensure that SAA Cargo’s freighter fleet is upgraded with bigger and fuel efficient aircraft for its domestic and regional markets.
A further aircraft, the B737-300 will replace the current B737-200 and is expected to be delivered in July. SAA Cargo will have a fleet comprised of three (3) B737 300Fs and one (1) B737 400F.
Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo’s General Manager indicated that these freighters will be replacing the aging fleet and that they will bring additional stability to SAA Cargo’s schedule. “This can only mean good news for our customers as the bigger aircraft will provide them with extra capacity on key routes,” he said. The B737- 400 freighter can take between 20 -22 tons on 10 pallet positions.