CargoLogic Germany ready to go as AOC confirmed

After a protracted process, the CargoLogic Germany team is ready to go

The German civil aviation authority has confirmed CargoLogic Germany (CLG)’s Air Operator Certificate and the new carrier is now ready to start commercial operations.

The Leipzig-Halle-based carrier said it would initially focus on providing short-term capacity across Europe but aimed to expand its offering to include provision of express air cargo solutions to integrators and e-commerce providers.  CLG currently operates two B737-400SF aircraft, a type well-suited to the European express air cargo market, it said.

The plan is to eventually operate a fleet of ten similar aircraft.

CLG’s licence application had caused some controversy in the German air cargo industry, with some people questioning whether the airline would be granted a license as it is a partner airline of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, which also owns AirBridgeCargo.

Lufthansa Cargo chief executive and executive board chairman Peter Gerber questioned who controlled the airline.

He said that in order to gain an AOC in Europe, the airline needs to be European owned and also European controlled.

Last week, Air Cargo News reported that the airline would receive its AOC. However, the airline still awaited official confirmation.

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