A Swiftair 757-200PCF in Cygnusair colors. Photo: Mark Boree
The aircraft was the first of three Swiftair-bound conversions ordered by Jetran and will be operating for Swiftair’s affiliate carrier, Cygnus Air, which the company acquired last year. At the time of acquisition, Cygnus operated just two 757-200PCFs. One year later, including his week’s placement, the fleet is now double the size at four units.
For Swiftair, Cygnus Air introduced the 757 platforms to its operations. Shortly after closing the acquisition, the company outlined plans to triple the group’s 757-200F fleet to six units. In July, Cygnus added a third 757-200PCF converted by New Zealand-based Airwork. After the other two 757-200PCFs on order from Jetran are inducted into the fleet, the fleet will grow to six units.
Of the remaining two 757-200s on order, unit 24614 (ex-American Airlines) is in conversion. The third aircraft (25296, ex-American Airlines), meanwhile, arrived in Jacksonville (VQQ) in July.