Airlines Remembered

Airfreight Express

Photos © R.Leeuw

Ceased operations: 08Mar2002
Homebase: London-Heathrow
Founded: 1998
ICAO callsign: ???
Flightnbr prefix: AFX
Operations: cargo

Boeing 747 G-GAFX is seen here crossing Amsterdam's runway 06/24, taxiing from theSierra-ramp to runway 01L for departure.

The fleet in 2002 consisted of:

G-GAFXBoeing 747-245F (SCD)20827 / 266lsf US Bancorp Leasing & Financial
G-INTLBoeing 747-245F (SCD)20826 / 242lsf US Bancorp Leasing & Financial

The website of Airfreight Express ( stated the following on January 09th, 2003:
We are pleased to inform our customers that our service will resume shortly.
Future routes will cover the Middle East and Hong Kong."

During January 2003 it did seem that AFX had restarted operations, with cargo flights on behalf of Maylasian Airlines (MAS). The contents of the website had not been altered. During Feb03 I saw G-INTL with AFX-titles on its tail taxiing at Amsterdam Int'l Airport, operating a flight from Amsterdam to Dubai with final destination Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia under Air Atlanta Iceland flight number (CC-prefix). But on 03Apr03 G-INTL was again reported as stored at LON-Stansted (STN).

Fleet info: JP Airline Fleets 2002/2003

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