(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Keith Wallis in Hong Kong
Despite Severe acute respiratory syndrome and war in Iraq, strong growth in air cargo is spurring Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Dragonair) to consider tripling the size of its freighter fleet from the present three Boeing 747-300s to at least nine Boeing 747 freighters by about 2008.
Dragonair chief executive Stanley Hui said the airline was already in talks to buy Boeing 747-200 or 300 series aircraft to add to its fleet of three Boeing 747-300 planes. These were bought as passenger aircraft from Singapore Airlines in 2000 and 2001 and then converted into freighters.
He told Lloyd's List: …