Americas : National Air Cargo celebrates 20 years

National Air Cargo recently celebrated 20 years in the industry, having emerged as a leading global freight forwarder and express cargo carrier with presence in Europe, Middle East, Far East and Africa with more than 500 employees.


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Americas : National Air Cargo celebrates 20 years

National Air Cargo recently celebrated 20 years in the industry, having emerged as a leading global freight forwarder and express cargo carrier with presence in Europe, Middle East, Far East and Africa with more than 500 employees. National currently moves over 15 per cent of all cargo in United States Central Command and over 40 per cent of all Intra-Theater commercial cargo. After experiencing huge growth and success in the the freight forwarding industry, National sought to acquire their own airline. In 2006, National acquired Murray Air and renamed it as National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo holdings. National now has a fleet of B747-400F’s, B757Combi’s, B757-200 Pax, and DC-8F’s. Last year National announced the expansion of its fleet to include three B747- 400 BCFs, which are the first long range wide-body freighters for the company. This move enabled National’s transition into a more modern and fuel efficient fleet in order to provide better service to its customers. Part of the expansion also saw National acquiring five B757-200’s, out of which four are undergoing conversion as combi’s (with 10 pallet positions and 46 passenger seats) and one B757-200 is in full passenger configuration with 12 first/ business class seats and 152 coach seats. National Airlines has begun International Passenger Charters and are poised to begin passenger charters in Middle East using the B757-200 passenger aircraft.