Schiphol Welcomes Back Thai Cargo

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has welcomed the inaugural flight of Thai Cargo’s new weekly Boeing 747 freighter services. The aircraft – delivered in early May – was escorted to the ramp by a fleet of airport authority ramp vehicles, where it enjoyed the traditional water arch salute provided by Schiphol’s Fire Brigade. The new Thai Cargo freighter service operates Bangkok-Madras-Amsterdam-Bangkok, and marks the return of Thai Cargo to Schiphol after an absence of around 18 months. Aviapartner has been appointed to provide ground and ramp handling services. Norbert Rockenmeyer, Thai Cargo Regional Manager Sales & Operations, commented: “Our fleet development programme is proceeding entirely according to our schedule. Now we are able to offer the Dutch cargo community a combined transport capacity of around 200 tonnes per week.” Thai Cargo is Amsterdam’s 22nd freight airline. Together, they offer 300 cargo flights per week.
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