VALETTA, MALTAMalta's Airhub Airlines completed the freighter conversion of its first A340-300 four months after taking delivery of the aircraft.

The 16-year-old aircraft with registration 9H-ZMK (MSN 668) was previously operated by Air Tahiti Nui. The aircraft, which was converted into a zero-LOPA configuration, is expected to commence its operations in early November.

"The inducted widebody aircraft will primarily be used for transporting cargo on long-haul routes including destinations in Asia, Middle East, and Europe. This addition will enable us to meet the industry needs for cargo operations and provide services that are in high demand worldwide," general manager Haris Coloman said.

The Maltese ACMI/charter specialist will take delivery of another Airbus A340-300 next month. With the arrival of its quadjets, Airhub Airlines aims to operate six widebody aircraft by the end of 2021. Previously, the airline said it would add four A340-300s in total.