Aviation Horizons has signed a global cargo general sales agency contract with Air One Aviation.
Air One will support the Saudi-based private jet operator’s launch venture into the all-cargo market for regional 737 freighter services.
Aviation Horizons has taken delivery of its first 737-400SF conversion and two more are due to join its fleet in the next three months. Each aircraft will offer 18,500 kilos of cargo capacity, utilising 11 ULD positions.
Air One said it expected the 737-400s to be in high demand for regular regional contracts, especially in the Middle and Far East. “From their base in Sharjah, the aircraft are ideal for high volume, e-commerce trade lanes and are available for both long-term contracts and ad hoc charters,” the company said.
Air One Aviation’s CEO Paul Bennett: “Having been a client of Aviation Horizons’ private jet services, we are proud to have been awarded this opportunity to successfully launch the Aviation Horizon brand in the cargo market with its first newly-converted 737-400SF. This is a perfect aircraft for regional e-commerce and parcels operations and comes to the market at a time when demand for capacity in this sector has never been greater.
“The arrivals of Aviation Horizon’s second and third 737-400 freighters will ensure we have the back-up aircraft required to support high frequency e-commerce flights. It will also give us additional capacity to satisfy ad hoc charter demand for this very popular aircraft.”