Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines is considering adding Boeing 777s to its fleet of three 767-300ERs.

Skymark, which began operations in September 1998, is looking at acquiring up to two 777s or two more Boeing 767s, say industry sources. Its current fleet is leased from International Lease Finance.

The airline's 767s are General Electric CF6-80C2-powered. The sources say it is considering leasing at least one GE90-powered 777 from GE Capital Aviation Services.

Skymark is set to record its first- ever annual profit for the year to 31 October of around ´100 million ($800,000). Skymark's first international service, to Seoul in South Korea, is to launch in September.

Skymark flies from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Fukuoka and Kagoshima. It carried 443,000 passengers in the six months to April.

Source: Flight International