On 1 March 2018 DHL awarded a charter contract to Swiftair involving the operation of 2x ATR72F aircraft from Budapest airport to destinations in Romania, such as Cluj and Timisoara.
The main characteristics of the ATR72-200F aircraft include a 75m3 cargo bay with a max payload of 8 tons and main cargo door dimensions of 1,29m x 1,53m. The aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 22 tons and has 6 cargo holds with a maximum floor rating of 400 kgs/m2. The aircraft is configured with vertical nets for a maximum loose load operation.
Start date for this operation set on 02 April 2018 for an indefinite period.
Routes were previously covered by Antonov 26 aircraft operated by Raf-Avi of Letonia.