The B767, which will not be replacing the B747-400 fleet, is part of Challenge Group’s fleet diversification project, designed to adapt to evolving market demands and customer needs, providing flexibility when less capacity is required.
It will pave the way for exploring new markets, including short and medium-haul routes within the EU, the India sub-continent, and the Middle East.
The aircraft's volumetric ratio also makes it an ideal choice for transporting commodities, making it highly suitable for e-commerce and pharma industries, where volumetric capacity is critical.
"We are excited to welcome the B767-300BDSF to our fleet, a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional service and solutions to our customers," said Yossi Shoukroun, Chief Executive Officer of Challenge Group. "This aircraft's enhanced efficiency and sustainability align perfectly with our mission to tackle the challenges posed by certain airport restrictions worldwide, including the 4-engine ban and noise level regulations that have been on the rise."
Or Zak, Chief Commercial Officer of Challenge Group, expressed his excitement about the fleet expansion, stating, "The B767's introduction will revolutionise our ability to serve our customers better. With additional capacity and enhanced flexibility, we can offer improved frequency to our current destinations and venture into new markets, enriching our global presence significantly."
The continuation of the conversion program is set to begin in September, with two aircraft undergoing simultaneous conversion, and the full fleet of four B767 aircraft expected to be fully operational by Q1/2024.
The B777F will be added to the fleet as well at some point in the future emphasizing the company's commitment to growth and expansion.