World’s newest all-cargo carrier, CargoLogicAir (CLA) takes off
CargoLogicAir aims to become a leader in the European air cargo market offering cargo services on scheduled and charter flights with a fleet of five B747Fs by April 2018.
February 2, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
The world’s newest all-cargo airline, UK-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Headquartered at London’s Stansted Airport, CLA – backed by the Volga-Dnepr group – is an independent airline with its own executive and management team and fleet.
CargoLogicAir aims to become a leader in the European air cargo market offering cargo services on scheduled and charter flights. The airline – which has taken delivery of its first B747-400 Freighter from Air Castle and will add a second B747F to its fleet in July 2016 – said it aims to take a strong position in the segment of all-cargo and outsize logistics solutions. CLA expects to have a fleet of five B747Fs by April 2018.
Dmitry Grishin, formerly VP of sales at Ruslan International, is the newly-appointed CEO of CargoLogicAir. He is joined by Peter van de Pas in the role of COO & accountable manager, who previously held senior positions at KLM and who has been SVP operations for AirBridgeCargo since his resignation as COO of Cargolux in 2014. Steve Harvey is CLA’s chief commercial officer having joined the airline from his previous post of regional charter sales manager EMEA of Atlas Air.