West Atlantic are pleased to announce that a second B767 has successfully entered service under a multi-year agreement with a Global Integrator. The aircraft is the second to have been supplied to West Atlantic by Cargo Aircraft Management, a division of strategic partner, Air Transport Services Group.
Operated by West Air Sweden the aircraft (SE-RLB) joins its sister ship (SE-RLA) which entered service in April this year.
West Atlantic has further secured commercial terms for a third B767 aircraft which is scheduled to be deployed in Q1, 2016.
“We have been delighted with the performance of our first 767 and, with the arrival of the second, we’re further delivering on our commitment to ensure that West Atlantic continues to meet a growing demand for efficient outsourced medium widebody freighters in our core EU market” – says Gustaf Thureborn, CEO and President.
Amapola has announced that they will not extend the subcontractor agreement of PostNord with West Atlantic when it expires at the end of this year. West Atlantic has been a subcontractor to Amapola since 2005. The agreement with Amapola involves five BAe ATP-F aircraft and accounted for roughly 10 percent of the revenue in 2014, but has decreased in importance during 2015 as a result of the new Boeing 737-routes that were introduced during the first half of 2015.
It is unfortunate that we were unable to reach an agreement with Amapola. We now look at alternatives for the five aircraft currently deployed by Amapola, such as engaging these aircraft on new routes in our continued expansion or using them to cover the Company’s ongoing need for spare parts, says Gustaf Thureborn, CEO and President of West Atlantic.At the same time, the efforts of adding new Boeing 737 routes to the network have progressed very well and we will launch two new routes during the second half of 2015 and we have already signed two new contracts for the first half of 2016.