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AeroUnion Retires its Last Airbus A300-600

DALLAS — The Mexican cargo carrier AeroUnion (6R) operated its last flight on the Airbus A300 on June 28, 2024 after operating this aircraft for over 20 years.

AeroUnion is a cargo airline founded in Mexico City (MEX) in 1998. In recent years, it has operated cargo flights between Mexico, South America, and the USA.

Airbus A300 History in AeroUnion

The first Airbus A300 they owned and joined the company was the Airbus A300B4-203(F), registered like XA-TUE and with serial 078, which joined the fleet in April 2002; this also was the first plane that joined the AeroUnion(6R) fleet. This Airbus A300 was written off after crashing in Monterrey (MTY) just after taking off in April 2010.

AeroUnion owned nine Airbus A300s and operated 10 planes from 2001 to 2024. The last one was the Airbus A300B4-600R(F) XA-UYR SN:643, delivered to the airline in January 2017 and operated until June 2024.

The aircraft registered c operated the last R6 Airbus A300 flight. The flight was operated between Miami (MIA) and Mexico City (NLU) under the flight number 6R7021.

AeroUnion’s Current Fleet

AeroUnion currently operates three planes: two Boeing 767-200ER(BDSF) and one Airbus A330-300P2F. All three planes are leased. The fleet has an average age of 30 years, with the Boeing 767-241ER(BDSF) XA-LRC being the oldest, at 37.2 years old.

Unfortunately, old planes will be replaced with modern and economical aircraft in the upcoming years, so planes like the Airbus A300 will become less common in airports.

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