Frankfurt-Hahn Airport gained a new weekly US airfreight connection on November 6 when Senator International flew in a Boeing 747-400F operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic.
“We are pleased to welcome Senator International as a new customer at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport” said Senior Vice President Cargo Roger Scheifele who, together with Uwe Dik, Branch Manager and Airfreight Coordinator at Senator International, launched the new connection.
The aircraft is being offered for Ad-hoc charter flights during its down time at Hahn and the charter broker Chapman Freeborn, is marketing its availability.
“The Air Atlanta Icelandic aircraft will conduct weekly flights between Hahn and Greenville-Spartanburg in South Carolina,” said Mr Scheifele. Many automobile industry companies are located in the area around South and North Carolina [and] they will be using this service. Another weekly direct connection is set up between Munich Airport and the US. For the remaining three days a week the Boeing 747-400F will remain stationed at Hahn awaiting charter work.
“The aim is to keep the aircraft in the air for most of the time” said Mr Scheifele explaining that Hahn’s 24/7 operation and central European location were the key elements in attracting the aircraft to Hahn.