Mas Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
M7 MAA MAS CARGA
Founded1992
Commenced operationsApril 1992
HubsFelipe Ángeles International Airport
Secondary hubsLos Angeles International Airport
SubsidiariesGalistair Malta (49%)[1]
Fleet size3
Destinations16
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
Key peopleAndres Fabre (CEO)
Employees221
Websitewww.masair.com

Mas (legally Aerotransportes Mas de Carga, S.A. de C.V.) is a cargo airline based in Mexico City, Mexico, specialized in the shipment of air freight. It operates scheduled cargo services in Mexico and to the United States, Ecuador, and Colombia. Its main base is Felipe Ángeles International Airport, with secondary hubs at Los Angeles and Miami.[2]

History

The airline was established as Mas Air in 1992 and started operations in April of the same year, providing air cargo services to clients principally in Latin America and the United States, operating over 600 flights that move nearly 60,000 tons of air cargo annually.[3] In December 2000, LAN Airlines purchased a 25% stake in Mas Air.[4]

In August 2015, it was announced that all LATAM Airlines Group airlines would fully rebrand as LATAM, and Mas Air was rebranded as LATAM Cargo Mexico on May 5, 2016.[3] On December 1, 2018, the LATAM Group sold its 39.5% shares of LATAM Cargo Mexico, rebranding it back as Mas Air; the latter now operates independently from LATAM.[5][3]

In April 2021, Mas Air announced the lease of two Airbus A330-200/P2F during the first quarter of 2022.[6] The company reported the investment of more than $5 million in the hiring and training of crew and technical personnel to operate the aircraft. In May 2021, it announced the lease of two additional Airbus A330-300/P2F aircraft.[7]

In December 2022, Mas purchased a 49% stake in Maltese charter Galistair Malta.[1][8]

Destinations

Mas Air operates the following scheduled services:[9]

Country / region City Airport Notes Refs
 Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport
 Brazil Campinas Viracopos International Airport
Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport
 Chile Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
 China Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport [10]
 Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
 Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport
 Ecuador Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
 Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
 Mexico Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport
Mexico City Felipe Ángeles International Airport Hub [11]
Mexico City International Airport Terminated [11]
 Panama Panama City Tocumen International Airport
 Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
 South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport
 United States Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport Hub
Miami Miami International Airport Terminated
 Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport Terminated

Fleet

Mas Air Airbus A330-300P2F
A former Mas Air Douglas DC-8-71F, 1998
A former Mas Air Boeing 767-300F, 2007

Current fleet

Mas Air's fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of November 2023):[12][13]

Mas Air fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Notes
Airbus A330-200/P2F 2 [14]
Airbus A330-300/P2F 1 1 Operated by Galistair Malta
Total 3 1

Former fleet

Mas Air formerly operated the following aircraft:[13]

Mas Air former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 707-320C 3 1995 2000
Boeing 767-200BDSF 1 2020 2023 [15]
Boeing 767-300F 3 2001 2022 [16]
Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF 2 2020 2023 [17]
Douglas DC-8-61F 1 2000 2001 Transferred to ABSA Cargo
Douglas DC-8-71F 4 1999 2003

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Mexico's mas buys a 49% stake in Malta's galistair". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 10 April 2007. p. 48.
  3. ^ a b c "LATAM Airlines concluye venta de participación en MASAir Cargo". Transponder 1200. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  5. ^ "LATAM Airlines Group executes sale of its shares in its subsidiary Aerotransportes Mas de Carga, S.A. de C.V." (Press release). Globe News Wire. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  6. ^ Rachelle Harry (27 April 2021). "MasAir to lease two Airbus A330-200P2Fs from Altavair". Aircargonews.net. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Mexico's Mas Air to lease A330-300(P2F)s". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  8. ^ "mas acquires 49% stake in Galistair". Newsroom.aviator.aero. 19 December 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  9. ^ "MasAir, Cargo Airline".
  10. ^ "Mexican Carrier MasAir Begins Flying Directly To China". Simpleflying.com. 4 June 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Mexico: mas Cargo Airline and AeroUnion move to AIFA airport, joining another ten cargo airlines". Aviacionline.com. 12 August 2023. Retrieved 13 August 2023.
  12. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 21.
  13. ^ a b "MAS Air Cargo Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  14. ^ "Mexico's Mas Air takes first A330-200(P2F)". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Mas standardizes 767 freighter fleet". Cargofacts.com. Retrieved 8 August 2023.
  16. ^ "Mexico's mas ends B767-300F operations". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  17. ^ "MasAir suspends operations with its B767 fleet". Mexico-now.com. Retrieved 1 November 2023.