West Atlantic Cargo Airlines applies for US air permit

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Boeing 737-800 freighter. Photo: West Atlantic Sweden

West Atlantic Sweden, operating as West Atlantic Cargo Airlines, has applied for a US foreign air carrier permit from the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

If approved, the permit will allow West Atlantic Cargo Airlines “to transport property and mail between any point or point in the European Union and the US, and between any point or points in third countries and the US”.

At present, West Atlantic mainly provides intra-European flights, although it has flown to Canada and South America.

West Atlantic Sweden, which is owned by Lusat Air S.L., a Spanish limited liability company, has also requested an exemption to enable West Atlantic Cargo Airlines to provide services while its application is pending.

The carrier specialises in tailored aircraft solutions for global integrators, national mail organisations, and other B2B e-commerce suppliers with both ad-hoc and long-term demand for cargo aircraft. It offers wet leasing, ACMI, and full charter services for customers worldwide.

West Atlantic has a fleet of more than 50 aircraft, which includes the British Aerospace ATP, Bombardier CRJ 200 PF (package freighter), Boeing 737-300/400/800 freighters, and the Boeing 767-200 (P2F), offering capacity from 6.5 to 40 metric tonnes.  

West Atlantic holds two air operating certificates, one in the UK and one in Sweden.

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