Network Airline Management Expands Managed Fleet
Network Airline Management (NAM)—a division of the Network Aviation Group—and Astral Aviation have expanded their managed fleet adding a B747-400BCF to their fleet.
The B747-400BCF is wet leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic and joins the B747-400F nose loader also supplied by the Icelandic carrier. This further compliments the two MD11Fs on wet lease from Western Global Airlines.
The B747-400BCF adds much needed extra capacity to NAM’s fleet to further expand routes on NAM’s scheduled network, as well as charter capacity worldwide.
“We are excited to take delivery of the B747-400BCF further expanding our managed fleet and partnership with Air Atlanta Icelandic,” said Andy Leslie, Group Chairman. “This additional capacity enables us to further develop our presence in Africa and our existing scheduled network.”
The B747-400BCF is being delivered to NAM’s European hub in Liege, Belgium, and being put to work immediately flying on its scheduled network to Africa.
Network Aviation Group incorporates Network Airline Services, Network Cargo Management, and ANA Aviation Services to represent over 32 airlines, including Astral Aviation, in its capacity as general sales and services agent (GSSA) providing airlines with tailor-made services to maximize their air cargo revenue and increase market share.
Network Airline Management has a managed fleet of B747F and MD11F aircraft and currently has 43 offices across the globe. The group handles over 100,000 tons of cargo annually offering a variety of sales and services to client airlines, as well as managing a fleet of freighter aircraft on a network of scheduled routes and charters throughout the world.
Astral Aviation is a licensed cargo airline based at the Africa Flight Services Cargo Terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. Operating in Africa for over 15 years, Astral Aviation provides reliable and cost-effective airfreight solutions using a combination of schedule and charter flights within its intra-African and European network. Astral operates a fleet of F27 (5 tons), DC9 (15 tons) and B727-200 (24 tons) freighters within its intra-African network, in addition to a wet-leased B747-400 freighter on the Nairobi – London and Liege sector.
Air Atlanta Icelandic is an Icelandic ACMI and charter airline founded in 1986. Since then, the airline has established a large and diverse customer base of airlines, tour operators, charter brokers, governments and various non-profit organisations around the world. Historically, Air Atlanta Icelandic has operated a wide range of aircraft types in the narrow-body and wide-body segment. With a fleet of 16 aircraft in operation around the globe, Air Atlanta Icelandic currently specializes in Boeing 747-400 aircraft, both passenger and cargo, whilst also retaining its A330/A340 operating capabilities.