New British cargo airline, CargoLogicAir, awarded Air Operator Certificate

CargoLogicAir (CLA), a new British all-cargo airline, has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Headquartered at London’s Stansted Airport, CLA is an independent airline with its own executive and management team and fleet. According to the company, the airline aims to take a strong position in the segment of all-cargo and outsize logistics solutions.

Dmitry Grishin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of CargoLogicAir. He is to be 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 has been named CLA’s Chief Commercial Officer having joined the airline from his previous post of Regional Charter Sales Manager EMEA of Atlas Air.

CargoLogicAir has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-400 Freighter from Air Castle and plans to add a second 747F to its fleet in July 2016. According to the announcement, CLA expects to have a fleet of five Boeing 747Fs by April 2018.

Dmitry Grishin, CEO, said, “We believe that the all-cargo airline business model has its place on the market and that we can achieve sustainable growth by specialising in outsize and flexible solutions for our customers. We are open to cooperation with all who share the same passion for cargo as we do. We are also very grateful for the help we have received so far from partners such as Boeing, Stansted Airport and Aeropeople, who have supported us in building the company and its capabilities.”

CargoLogicAir is expected to announce its routes and operations at a later date.