Icelandic cargo airline Bluebird Nordic, a member of the Avia Solutions Group, has declared its intentions to add 25 x B737-800 aircraft to the company’s existing fleet by the end of 2024.
Siggi Agustsson, Bluebird Nordic’s CEO and Managing Director, cited the growing demand for cargo transport during the present pandemic as one of the main reasons behind this exciting new development in the company’s growth plan.
Currently operating a fleet of 1 x B737-300 and 7 x B737-400 full freighter aircraft, the new acquisition will see the fleet size grow to thirty-three aircraft, more than tripling its capacity in the process.
The first B737-800, which will be delivered by Avia Solutions Group sister company, AviaAM leasing – a global provider of tailored aircraft leasing and trading services – will join the fleet in September 2021, followed by a second in October 2021.
Bluebird Nordic’s CEO, Siggi Agustsson, said: “The arrival of 25 new B737-800s to our fleet will firmly position Nordic Bluebird at the forefront of the cargo charter market and comes as part of our existing and comprehensive expansion plan.
“With the growth in demand for cargo transport we are proactively responding to our customer’s increased freighter needs, and ensures that we are ready and able to meet all of their global cargo demands.
“Additionally, following this major expansion, Bluebird Nordic plans to develop back-offices in Lithuania and Bulgaria.”