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Swiftair Welcomes Spain's First Airbus A321P2F

DALLAS – The “passenger to freighter” fever on narrow-body Airbus planes strikes Europe again, as another country will shortly become an operator of the Airbus A321P2F converted freighter..

Swiftair (WT), the Spanish cargo airline, welcomed the first of two A321P2Fs in Madrid (MAD) on June 2. This aircraft will officially join WT’s fleet during the coming weeks.

The airframe, currently registered as OE-IHW by AerCap, will soon be officially delivered to WT with registration EC-OHH.

Swiftair first Airbus A321p2f. Photo: Airways

The Aircraft

Going into detail about this specific unit, EC-OHH flies with MSN 3966 and is 14.9 years old. Its first and only former customer, Vietnam Airlines (VN), took delivery of the jet in December 2009, and it did not abandon the Asian carrier until November 2023, when it flew to Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP) for conversion.

In the coming weeks, a second unit, also transferred from VN, is expected to join the WT’s fleet. However, it is still uncertain whether the Airbus A321P2F will be destined to expand capacity or replace the aging Boeing 757s that the carrier currently operates from August of 2020.

As of 2024, Europe already includes a few operators of the Airbus A320P2F family, including Lufthansa Cargo (LH) or Titan Airways (ZT).

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