Remarks: This one’s had a long history and has been with a number of other airlines before flying with Kalitta. Originally delivered as a -259BM in ‘79 she was later converted to an SF freighter.
She has been with Avianca (HK-2300/HK-2980X/EI-CEO/), Chemco (HK-2300), Tower Air (EI-CEO/ N621FF), Garuda Indonesia/Tower Air (N621FF) UPS (N527UP) & Polar Air Cargo (N924FT).
Remarks: Air Canada A343s were exciting to photograph in Hong Kong because of their very late takeoffs. GDVW here actually retains the old colours on the fuselage whereas the tail is painted in what was then the new livery. After being stored in October '08 it's now flying for AirAsia X as 9M-XAB.