Nauru Airlines 737-800. Photo: Nauru Airlines
Nauru Airlines has unveiled a new Boeing 737-800F freighter aircraft that is the “first of its kind in Australia”.
The aircraft, located in the Brisbane Airport hangar, can transport over 23.9 tonnes of cargo, said a Nauru Airlines press release.
The president of the Republic of Nauru, Russ Kun said he was thrilled that Nauru Airlines can be a part of Australia’s aviation history, owning the first B737-800 freighter in Australia.
Kieren Keke, chairman of the board of Nauru Airlines, said: “The 737-800F expands the operational capabilities of our service, adding to our two existing 737-300 freighter aircraft and our growing fleet of passenger aircraft, making sure we can service the needs of Nauru and the central Pacific, as well as our valued clients in Australia and across the broader region.”
While headquartered in Nauru, Nauru Airline’s operations have been based in Brisbane for 20 years, registered under Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
In June, Nauru Airlines secured financing for the acquisition of a 737-800SF converted freighter.
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