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Name: AIRFREIGHT EXPRESS LIMITED
7JetSet7 Code: AIF
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LONDON
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 132
Web: afxcargo.com
Email: ian@afxcargo.com
Telephone: (20) 87 59 54 00
Fax: (20) 87 59 04 40
Sita: LONAFXH
Background
(definitions)

ESTABLISHED IN 1998 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1999. AKA "AFX." INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
611 SIMPSON ROAD
WEST DRAYTON, MIDDLESEX UB7 OJD, UK

APRIL 1999: BASED AT LONDON HEATHROW. HQ AT WEST DRAYTON, MIDDLESEX.

OPERATES TO NEW YORK (JFK).

2 747-245F'S (JT9D-70A) (20826; 20827), BOEING (TBC) LEASED, EX-FEDEX (FED).

NOVEMBER 1999: USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S EXEMPTION FOR SCHEDULED USA - UK, ALL-CARGO SERVICE.

MARCH 2000: IN APRIL 2000, MANCHESTER - NEW YORK (JFK). UNDERTAKES WET-LEASE CHARTERS FOR LUFTHANSA (DLH), BMW, AND UNITED NATIONS (UN), WITH OPERATIONS TO SOUTH AFRICA, CHINA, JAPAN, AND AUSTRALIA. HAS ROUTE LICENSE FOR OPERATIONS FROM PRESTWICK.

PLANS EVENTUALLY TO ACQUIRE 747-400F'S.

JUNE 2000: LONDON HEATHROW (LHR) - CHICAGO (ORD) (2/WEEK), & (LHR) - LOS ANGELES (LAX) (WEEKLY).

SEPTEMBER 2000: RECEIVES CARGO CONTRACT FROM CARGOLUX (CLX).

JANUARY 2001: 1 747-245F (20826, G-INTL), US BANKCORP LEASED.

APRIL 2001: SITA: LONAFXH. 100 EMPLOYEES.

MAIN BASE: LONDON HEATHROW.

JUNE 2001: GOVERNMENT OK'S SERVICE TO CANADA.

JULY 2001: SCHEDULED CARGO SERVICE, LONDON HEATHROW (LHR) - HONG KONG (747-200F, 3/WEEK).

OCTOBER 2001: NEW SCHEDULED SERVICE TO CHICAGO (ORD).

JANUARY 2001: 110 EMPLOYEES. SITA: LONAFXH.

RECEIVED SCHEDULED CARGO LICENSES FOR LONDON GATWICK (LGW)/LONDON HEATHROW (LHR)/LONDON STANSTED (STN) TO MANCHESTER, & GLASGOW (PRESTWICK) - BAKU. APPLIES FOR LONDON (LGW)/(LHR)/(STN) TO MANCHESTER/GLASGOW (PRESTWICK) - CAIRO/KABUL.

2001 = 45.93MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

MARCH 2002: RECEIVES LICENSES FOR OPERATIONS TO BAHRAIN.

APRIL 2002: 132 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 45 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 26 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAIN BASE: LONDON HEATHROW (LHR).

HUBS: MANCHESTER (MAN); CHICAGO O'HARE INTERNATIONAL (ORD); NEW YORK KENNEDY (JFK); AND KONG KONG INTERNATIONAL (HKG).

July 2002: Makes steps towards revival, by applying for licenses to operate between Glasgow Prestwick and London Heathrow (LHR); London Gatwick (LGW); & London Stansted (STN). Also, Manchester, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

October 2002: Resumes operations.

December 2002: Fails to resume operations and will not now be revived.

747-2B5B (513-22485, G-BDXG), returned to UT Finance.

June 2003: 747-245F (20827) returned to Wilmington Trust (Trustee).

May 2004: To resume operations with 1 747-200F between London Heathrow and Asia.

July 2004: Had its air operating certificate (AOC) revoked by the (UKCAA) by the request of the liquidator.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
AIF-747-200F

July 2004:

0 747-2B5B (513-22485, G-BDXG), RTT UT FINANCE 2002-12.

1 747-245F (JT9D-70) (242-20826, /74, G-INTL; 266-20827, /76, G-GAFX), EX-(SEA), (TBC) LSD 1999-04, EX-(FED). 20827 RTND WILMINGTON TRUST 2003-06. (21764, G-CSTA). 20826; TO (PNA) 2008-02. SCD FREIGHTERS.

Management:
(definitions)

PHILIP BOWLES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), CHAIRMAN, AND FOUNDER.

DAVID MORGAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

IAN FAIRMAN, GENERAL MANAGER.

CAPTAIN PETER ROYCE, CHIEF PILOT.

ALLAN HOLLOWAY, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

LEE ABBOTT, HEAD OF MAINTENANCE (6/01),
(T: 44+20 9759 6300) (FAX: 44+20 8759 6960).

 
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