Israir is ramping up its freight capabilities.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier turned its aircraft into freight planes, flying cargo to many destinations worldwide. The company now aims to become a major player in freight, with plans to purchase a special Airbus plane to be used exclusively for cargo flights.
In a letter sent to company employees for Rosh Hashanah, CEO Uri Sirkis elaborated on these plans to ramp up the carrier’s freight capabilities. “We have done a lot of staff work to examine the possibility of purchasing our sixth Airbus plane within months, to be solely used for freight,” wrote Sirkis.
The letter further notes that Israir currently employs 319 employees, around 200 less than their number in the corresponding period of 2019.