SF Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 747-400 ERF freighter on 26 October when the aircraft arrived at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
The B747F arrival takes SF Airlines’ freighters in operation to 48 which also includes five B767-300BCFs, 25 B757-200Fs, 14 B737-300Fsand three B737-400Fs.
The long-range, medium-range and short range capacity will support coverage in over 50 cities, supporting domestic and international freight routes.
After the operation of the 747F, the Chinese carrier said with a longer range and a higher loading capacity, its fleet will be greatly enhanced, which will further expand the range of air route planning and business development to mine more air logistics service value.
As the annual Double 11 online shopping festival is coming, the 747F will see its first battle against the logistics peak season.
Two 747F were introduced by online auction with a transaction amount as high as RMB 320 million, becoming the greatest online shopping of the year and arousing wide attention in markets at home and abroad. SF Express, which SF Airlines is committed to, becomes the first express carrier that owns 747Fs in China.
In the future, with B747 as a new starting point, SF Airlines said it will continue to optimise its modern fleet construction, and improve its air route service quality.