Western Global Airlines has confirmed an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters, the first new-production freighters for the all-Boeing cargo operator based in Estero in Florida.
The order, which was finalized in January 2022, also include an additional purchase option.
“As the world’s fastest growing cargo airline, we have determined that augmenting our existing fleet with new 777 Freighters will enable us to best serve our customers while providing a clear path to our future fleet plans,” said Jim Neff, Western Global Airlines CEO & founder.
Boeing’s 777 Freighter has a range of 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers), and can carry a maximum structural payload of 107 metric tons (235,900 pounds).
Boeing has forecast that the global freighter fleet will grow by 70 per cent in the next 20 years, with freight carriers such as Western Global supporting a rapidly expanding global e-commerce business and evolving supply chains.
“The addition of 777 Freighters will enable Western Global to continue its growth, providing increased capability and flexibility to its operations,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “These new freighters will complement its existing all-Boeing fleet and we are committed to deepening the partnership between our companies, which has existed since Western Global’s inception.”
Having flown to over 400 airports in 135 countries on six continents, Western Global Airlines currently owns and operates a fleet of 21 747-400 and MD-11 Freighters, providing contracted turn-key transport services around the globe for a variety of blue-chip logistics companies, e-commerce platforms, and US Department of Defence.
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