The carrier recently took delivery of a 737-800BCF from Gecas and another one is planned for delivery later this month. Both freighters are in addition to the two that entered into service in 2019, initially announced in October 2018.
Gecas has so far delivered 34 converted 737-800BCFs and has more than 60 on order.
Equipped with CFM56-7B engines, the narrowbody Boeing 737-800 freighter carries up to 23.5 tonnes of cargo.
Gecas' senior vice president and manager of cargo aircraft group, Richard Greener, commented: 'Gecas is delighted Volga-Dnepr has found the 737-800BCFs well-suited to grow their operations and are thrilled to provide these additional freighters to Atran.'
General director of Atran Airlines, Vitaliy Andreev, said: 'At Atran, we appreciate the support from Gecas' cargo team as we continue to expand our fleet and network. Boeing 737-800BCFs constitute the backbone of our fleet and additional planes will enable us to provide more solutions and guarantee high-quality services to our customers'.
From its base at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, Atran Airlines carrier provides dedicated cargo services for mail and express shipments to support the growing e-commerce volume and accommodate cross-border online purchases.