World Airways, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., is a U.S. certificated air carrier established in 1948.

For more than 63 years, World Airways has been a global provider of long-range passenger and cargo air transportation services to the U.S. Air Force, major international airlines and freight forwarders, international leisure tour operators and cruise ship companies.

We operate wide-body, long-range MD11 and B747 aircraft under multiple contract types, including wet lease and ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) agreements. Under these contracts, the customer bears the responsibility for filling the aircraft's passenger and cargo capacity. Many of World's airline customers have determined that outsourcing a portion of their wide-body passenger or cargo requirements can be cost-effective, offering significant operational and financial flexibility.


The company's mission is to provide customized air transportation through innovative people committed to delivering the highest levels of safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

World has been based in Peachtree City, Georgia, since 2001. The company has approximately 600 employees and annual revenues of more than $500 million. Pilots and flight attendants are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and dispatchers are represented by the Transport Workers Union of America AFL/CIO.

World Airways is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.


World Airways and Our Communities

World Airways is committed to adding value to the communities where we live and work, through our resources and involvement.

Community Involvement

World Airways is focusing on youth education and community programs that improve the quality of life where we live and do business. Our involvement includes:
  • Fayette Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • American Cancer Society
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • The Great Georgia Air Show
  • Kiwanis
  • American Legion
  • Operation Homefront - Georgia
  • Christian City

  • Global Responsibility

  • American Red Cross
  • USO
  • Solace for the Children (Afghanistan)
  • The Carter Center
  • Give2theTroops

  • Memberships

  • Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce