Bluebird Cargo

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Bluebird Cargo
Bluebird Cargo logo.svg
IATA
BF
ICAO
BBD
Callsign
BLUE CARGO [1]
Founded 2000
Hubs Keflavík International Airport[2]
Focus cities Cologne Bonn Airport[2]
Fleet size 6
Destinations 2 (scheduled)
Parent company Icelandair Group[3]
Headquarters Reykjavík, Iceland
Key people Thor Kjartansson (CEO)[3]
Website http://www.bluebirdcargo.com/

Bluebird Cargo is a cargo airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland, operating scheduled and chartered cargo services to and from Iceland and within Europe out of its base at Keflavík International Airport, with a special focus on Cologne Bonn Airport as a freight hub.[2]

History[edit]

Boeing 737-300 in 2005
Boeing 737-300 in 2004

The airline was established in 2000 and started operations in March 2001. It was founded by a group of Icelandic individuals with a strong background in aviation and air cargo. Operations began with daily freighter services between Iceland, UK and Germany with a single Boeing 737-300 freighter. It was wholly owned by Icelandair Group[3] until 2010 and (as of 2007) had 63 employees.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Bluebird Cargo operates freight services to the following international scheduled destinations (as of May 2012):

Belgium
Germany
Iceland
Italy
Slovenia

Fleet[edit]

As of February 2013, the Bluebird Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 21.2 years:[4]

Bluebird Cargo fleet
Aircraft In Service
Boeing 737-300F
5
Boeing 737-400F
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airline Codes
  2. ^ a b c d "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 87. 
  3. ^ a b c "Icelandic Conversion", Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 8, 2007.
  4. ^ Bluebird Cargo fleet list at planespotters.net

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