AMERICAS: National Airlines gets int’l pax authorisation

National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings, has announced that the US Department of Transportation has granted new international passenger charter authority allowing National to expand its global reach. “This authority represents a very significant milestone in National’s twotrack strategy to augment and modernise our already substantial international cargo carrying capacity […]


National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings, has announced that the US Department of Transportation has granted new international passenger charter authority allowing National to expand its global reach. “This authority represents a very significant milestone in National’s twotrack strategy to augment and modernise our already substantial international cargo carrying capacity with marketleading international passenger charter operations,” Steven Harrison, president, National Airlines said. “Ours is an ambitious plan, and I’m extremely proud of our team’s world-class performance in safely bringing it closer to fruition.” National Airlines is currently undergoing FAA certification for Boeing 757-200 passenger operations. When complete, National intends to offer worldwide passenger charter services with its B757-200 aircraft. “This effort represents the next step of National’s ambitious business plan whereby it is augmenting its DC-8 fleet with 747-400 freighter operations, 757-200 passenger operations and 757 -200 Combi (10 pallet positions and 46 passengers) worldwide,” the carrier said in a statement.