Freight Western Global Airlines to expand cargo operations
- Western Global Airlines
The US Department of Transport has approved the expansion plans for cargo operator Western Global Airlines (WGA). Seven new destinations are confirmed to be served.
In a permission applied for earlier this month, the carrier stated that it would like to operate cargo flights between countries with open skies agreements and the US. Furthermore, WGA asked permission to serve destinations in countries, which in the future will sign the open skies agreement with the US.
WGA´s request war granted through the US Department of Transport (DoT) and will run until February 13, 2020.
The DoT said: "We have decided to grant Western Global the requested exemption authority to serve all open-skies partners; that is, foreign aviation partners with which the US has entered into an Open-Skies Agreement where that agreement is being applied."
Moreover, Western Global Airlines will now be eligible to operate scheduled cargo flights to Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore and Tonga, as stated by the DoT.
According to WGA, new services will be flown with its fleet of 2 Boeing 747-400F and its 11 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters.
In Summer 2017, WGA secured rights to fly scheduled cargo services between the US and China. The recent approval to operate on more cargo routes underlines WGA´s expansion plans. Until lately, the carrier has been known as ACMI carter operator. WGA is headquartered in Estero, Florida.
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