EgyptAir Cargo receives its third A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft, with the carrier now paring down plans for eight freighters to just three.
The carrier has previously said it planned on a fleet of eight comprised of six A330-200F P2F conversions, along with two A320/A321s P2F conversions, but due to the ongoing downturn in global cargo markets is reining in its ambitions.
The cargo division of EgyptAir has also put plans to launch a freighter service to Chicago (ORD) on hold. It had, in June, launched a three-times weekly B787-9 passenger service to Washington D.C. (IAD) which boosted its belly capacity to the US.
The three aircraft – each with a 61 tonne payload capability – were converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) with this latest freighter being redelivered in early November. EgyptAir Cargo took redelivery of its first A330-200P2F in August 2018 and the second in February 2019.
The carrier removed its two remaining A300-600Fs in February and June of this year.