World Airways to Operate Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Emirates SkyCargo
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., has reached an agreement with Emirates SkyCargo to operate one Boeing 747-400 freighter on a full-time basis beginning in April 2011. Under the agreement, World will provide scheduled services linking Dubai with Frankfurt and Sao Paulo twice a week, with an additional weekly round-trip flight between Dubai and Frankfurt.
“World Airways is proud to provide Emirates with our newest Boeing 747-400 freighter service on this important trade lane,” said Brian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer. “Emirates is an industry leader in international cargo and passenger service, and we look forward to excellent cooperation between our two companies.”
“Since Emirates SkyCargo commenced our twice weekly freighter services to Sao Paulo six months ago, we have facilitated the growth in trade between South America and the Middle East,” said Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, of the 34 percent growth in Brazilian exports to the Arab nations in 2010. “This latest addition to our modern fleet will enable this trade to continue to flourish.”
Emirates, established in 1985, has evolved into a globally influential travel and tourism conglomerate known the world over for its commitment to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of the business. With a network of 111 destinations in 66 countries, Emirates SkyCargo provides leading-edge cargo solutions with a wide range of products and special services.
Global Aviation Holdings Inc., based in Peachtree City, Georgia, is the parent company of World Airways and North American Airlines. World Airways, founded in 1948 and based in Peachtree City, Georgia, specializes in providing ACMI solutions using B747-400 and MD-11 freighter and passenger aircraft. North American Airlines, founded in 1989 and based in Jamaica, N.Y., operates B757-200ER and B767-300ER aircraft.
SOURCE Global Aviation Holdings Inc.