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7th April 2014
ANA Airline management Freighter fleet to move to Liege
ANA Airline Management will move its Freighter Managed Fleet of cargo aircraft from Ostend (EBOS) to Liege (EBLG) with effect from the 29th May 2014. The current fleet consists of two MD11Fs and one Boeing 747-400F operating a network of scheduled routes to and from Africa as well as long term and ad hoc charter flights on a worldwide basis.
ANAs Freighter Managed Fleet have been operating from Ostend airport since 2007 unfortunately due to the very competitive nature of the airfreight market have been forced to look at ways to reduce costs wherever possible. The fuel price differential between the two airports is considerable and with the fuel cost element exceeding forty per cent of direct operating costs meant that there was no option but to make the move.
ANA have had a long and successful partnership with Ostend airport stretching back more than twenty years when involved with Boeing 707F and DC10-30F freighter aircraft. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the airport authority and Avia Partner in Ostend for their support and hard work over the last two decades, but unfortunately the attraction of the lower fuel prices in Liege combined with the availability of Interlining freight with other cargo carriers based at Liege, meant that the advantages were overwhelming to make the move to Liege.
ANA Airline Management in conjunction with its various airline partners including Astral Aviation, Atlas Air, Nordic Global, Allied Air and Euro Cargo offer a comprehensive route network and availability of cargo aircraft and with the anticipated move to Liege will increase both its aircraft fleet and destinations served once established at the new airport.
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