VALETTA, MALTAMalta-based ACMI/charter specialist Airhub Airlines is preparing to expand its fleet with 11 additional aircraft, including three converted freighters, by this summer.

“We expect to have three additional A340s in Zero LOPA configuration (aircraft interiors removed), two A330s, and six B737-800s, by summer 2022. The configuration of the A330 jets will depend on the market dynamics,” Airhub Vice President Husam Kharoufah said in a statement.

One of the A340-300s (MSN 318) will be acquired from Kabul-based Afghan carrier Kam Air. The aircraft is currently under maintenance at Amman Queen Alia International Airport.

Airhub's fleet expansion will continue with the acquisition of the second A340-300 (MSN 938), in November 2022. The aircraft has been converted from passenger configuration to a freighter for deployment on long-haul cargo routes between Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

“The induction of a second A340 in Zero LOPA Configuration will offer our clients additional capacity to accommodate the cargo demand, which is showing no sign of slowing,” Kharoufah said.

The conversion of both A340-300s was completed by Aviatic MRO in Siauliai, Lithuania.