AMERICAS: World Air extends MD-11F lease to Etihad

Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. subsidiary World Airways has extended a contract with Etihad Crystal Cargo to provide two MD-11F cargo aircraft on a wet-lease basis into 2011, operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa. “World Airways has provided Etihad Crystal Cargo with international MD- 11 cargo service since 2007,” says Brian Bauer, Global […]


Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. subsidiary World Airways has extended a contract with Etihad Crystal Cargo to provide two MD-11F cargo aircraft on a wet-lease basis into 2011, operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa. “World Airways has provided Etihad Crystal Cargo with international MD- 11 cargo service since 2007,” says Brian Bauer, Global Aviation Holdings’ chief commercial officer. “We are pleased to continue our business relationship with this award-winning airline.” World Airways’ contracts include operating substantial military charters for the US military from airports such as Leipzig/Halle to Afghanistan and Iraq Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways introduced all-cargo services in 2005 and currently operates two A300-600RF regional freighters as well as recently taking delivery of its first A330-200F. Etihad Crystal Cargo’s schedule includes services to 20 Middle East and African destinations, 17 European destinations, 18 Indian Sub-Continent destinations and 15 Far East and Australian destinations while its maindeck service covers: Bangalore, Erbil, Guangzhou, Hahn, Kolkata, Kabul, Nairobi, N’djamena, Shanghai, Tianjin and Tripoli.