New Australian chart-up charter carrier Strategic Airlines had its first aircraft, an Airbus A330-200, arrive in Brisbane earlier this week. The arrival was welcomed with a water cannon salute.
From the carrier:
Landing at the Brisbane International Airport at 11:30am EST on Monday 6 July, the
Airbus A330-200 crossed Australian shores sporting the new Strategic livery, for an
entourage of invited special guests and media. This event marked the arrival of the first
aircraft of the inaugural fleet for Australia’s newest international charter airline, a positive
development for the Australian aviation industry in the present climate.
Strategic Airlines is subsidiary of Strategic Aviation Group. Strategic Airlines plans to launch in September and two A320s will join its A330. Strategic Airlines plans to be an ACMI charter, providing services for other carriers as well as for corporate, tourist, and leisure companies, it said. Parent company Strategic Aviation provides the majority of services to the Australian Defence Force through an Airbus A330-300 operation, it added.