Western Global given okay for scheduled China cargo ops
Western Global Airlines (KD, Sarasota/Bradenton) has been given the greenlight to begin scheduled cargo services between the United States and China. In its decision issued on Wednesday, June 7, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) said that in the circumstances presented, it found Western Global qualified to provide the scheduled foreign air transportation proposed in its request for exemption authority. “Western Global has provided all-cargo charter flights between the United States and China and Hong Kong,” it said. “The scheduled foreign air transportation services authorized by exemption here are not markedly different in terms of aircraft size or stage length from the carrier’s currently authorized operations under its existing certificate authority.”
Western Global had earlier requested the exemption to allow it to fulfill an urgent contract for a client requiring weekly widebody cargo services to both Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok as well as unspecified points on the Chinese mainland.
Until this announcement, Western Global had specialized in ACMI/charter flights conducted for and on behalf of other carriers.
- ^ Western Global Airlines (www.ch-aviation.com)
- ^ Sarasota/Bradenton (www.ch-aviation.com)
- ^ Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok (www.ch-aviation.com)