World Airways Wins Contract to Operate 747-400 Freighter for Cargolux

by Staff on May 19, 2010

Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. subsidiary World Airways has signed an agreement with Luxembourg-based cargo airline Cargolux to operate a Boeing 747-400 freighter on a full-time basis for air cargo service from October 2010 through June 2011.

Cargolux is a leading all-cargo airline, operating scheduled and charter services on a network that extends to every continent. The company offers 40 years of experience and  — as measured by tonne-kilometers flown — today ranks as the world’s eighth-largest cargo carrier worldwide. It is the largest all-cargo airline in Europe. Cargolux uses a fleet of 15 Boeing 747-400F freighters to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on a worldwide network covering more than 90 destinations.

In addition to operating all-cargo flights for a variety of customers including Cargolux, World Airways' contracts include operating a lot of U.S. military charters from airports such as Leipzig/Halle — where this MD-11 passenger aircraft was photographed — to destinations that include Afghanistan and Iraq

“World Airways is proud to be a service provider to such an established, quality cargo carrier, and we look forward to an excellent partnership between our two companies,” says Hendrik Falk, vice president cargo sales for Global Aviation Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, World Airways is a U.S.-certificated air carrier providing customized transportation services for major international passenger and cargo carriers, international freight forwarders, the United States military and international leisure tour operators.

Founded in 1948, World Airways operates a fleet of McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30Fs, MD-11s and MD-11Fs, and Boeing 747-400BCFs (converted Boeing 747-400 passenger jets) to meet the specialized cargo- and passenger-carrying needs of its customers. For more information, go to

Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. also owns North American Airlines, a New York JFK-based passenger charter carrier which operates Boeing 757s and Boeing 767-300ERs, as well as an all-premium-class-equipped Boeing 767-200EM.

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