CargoLogicAir set to offer scheduled service to Africa from February
09 / 02 / 2016
Valentine’s Day (February 14) looks set to be the day CargoLogicAir (CLA) begins to offer its first scheduled flight.
AirBridgeCargo said that its “partner airline” CargoLogicAir will offer a scheduled service from Stansted to Frankfurt, Libreville (Gabon) and to Johannesburg with further routing to Nairobi.
Earlier this week, CLA revealed that it hopes to operate a fleet of five Boeing 747 freighters in 2018.
The much speculated-upon airline confirmed it had been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
CLA has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-400 freighter from Air Castle and will add a second 747F to its fleet in July 2016. CLA expects to have a fleet of five Boeing 747Fs by April 2018.
The Stansted-headquartered airline said it aimed to become a leader in the European air cargo market offering cargo services on scheduled and charter flights.
The airline aims to take a “strong position in the segment of all-cargo and outsize logistics solutions”.
Although many appointments were known due to LinkedIn profile updates, the airline also confirmed Dmitry Grishin, formerly vice president sales at Ruslan International, as its newly-appointed chief executive.
He is joined by Peter van de Pas in the role of chief operating officer & accountable manager, who previously held senior positions at KLM and Cargolux.
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.