Eastern Airlines will enter the cargo market with the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777s as feedstock for Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversions.

The Eastern 777 Express Freighter will be a fully certified cargo aircraft with a Class-E main deck capable of carrying cargo between Asia and the US, with a focus on e-commerce.

Services are due to start in Q1 2022, with Eastern Air Cargo offering general cargo sales, cargo charters, ACMI/wet-leasing and dry leasing.

The main deck will be able to hold low-density, express cargo and future plans for converted 777s include a palletised loading system and an express main deck cargo door.