Thanks for the information
My concern is the fact that 6 of the 8 aircraft are wet
-leases. This means, the carrier that owns the aircraft provides its own crew, own maintenance, etc. Often times, airlines wet-lease planes only for short-term purposes until they are able either to purchase aircraft or dry-lease.
Wet-leasing gets very expensive overtime. It is really not much different from chartering aircraft.
This is why I brought the issue up. MASkargo doesn't need to get 747-400Fs. They could buy OR
dry-lease some 747-200Fs and/or 747-200SFs (converted freighters).
In the long run this is much cheaper than having to wet-lease aircraft for this long.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran