World Airways Increases Freighter Service in ResponseJuly 29, 2010
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (July 29, 2010) – World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., has entered into an agreement to add two leased Boeing 747-400 freighters to its fleet. The aircraft, scheduled for delivery in December 2010 and February 2011, will grow World’s B747-400 freighter fleet to four aircraft.
World is also in the process of reactivating a MD-11 freighter that it had placed into storage in 2009. This aircraft will enter revenue service in September 2010, and will return World’s fuel efficient MD-11 freighter fleet to nine active aircraft.
“By growing our Boeing 747-400 and MD-11 freighter fleet, World Airways will be able meet the strong demand for the multiple applications of our modern, long-range, fuel-efficient freighter service,” said Brian Bauer, chief commercial officer.
The Boeing 747-400 freighter has a range of 4,600 miles and payload capacity of 247,000 pounds, which makes it ideal for long-range inter-continental service from Asia to the U.S. and Europe. The MD-11 freighter, with a range of 4,100 miles and payload capacity of 205,000 pounds, is an extremely efficient aircraft for inter-continental service from Europe to North America, Africa and the Middle East.
World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., provides customized transportation services for major international passenger and cargo carriers, the United States military, major freight forwarders and international leisure tour operators. Founded in 1948, World operates a fleet of wide-body aircraft to meet the specialized needs of its customers. For information, visit www.worldairways.com.