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Old 08-04-2014, 06:21 PM
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Another bottom feeder. Bet the brass at DHL is salivating over another whipsaw opportunity.


Western Global Airlines Takes Off
Newly certified U.S. carrier to offer low cost, high quality freighter service
Business Wire Western Global Airlines
7 hours ago
SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Western Global Airlines LLC (WGA), a low cost, high quality all-cargo carrier, announced today that it received final FAA certification and has been issued a Part 121 Air Operator Certificate. In addition, WGA has been certified by the U.S. DOT to be fit, willing, and able to engage in interstate and foreign air transportation of property and mail. WGA plans to commence operations immediately.

Founder and CEO, Jim Neff, said, We are very pleased by these approvals. As the first newly certified U.S. based wide-body air cargo operator in almost a decade, WGA is poised to offer the global marketplace a new large-scale, customer-oriented platform, focused on low cost, flexible service and high reliability. We also expect to benefit from the relative shortage of wide-body cargo carriers in the market today. In addition to being WGAs CEO, Mr. Neff also serves as CEO and Chairman of Helsinki based Nordic Global Airlines, Ltd. (NGA) and has had an unparalleled career in air cargo and aviation dating back to Flying Tiger Line, Continental Airlines, Emery Worldwide and Burlington Air Express. He was the founder and CEO of Southern Air Inc. from 1999 until 2010.

Mr. Neff added, For me, this is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Having created and built the air systems for many of the leading U.S. based cargo operators over the past 30 plus years, I believe that the current global economic reality calls for freighter services to be both lower cost and more responsive to customers. This is the driving force and the vision behind WGA.

WGAs management team was hand-picked by Mr. Neff from among the industrys most knowledgeable and experienced innovators. The company will begin operations with a fleet of MD-11Fs leased from Neff Air LLC, an affiliated leasing company which owns ten GE powered MD-11Fs and two GE powered 747-400BCFs directly without debt. WGAs business plan is based on enabling its customers to profitably grow their air cargo business by seamlessly outsourcing all or part of their freighter operation to WGA. WGAs sister company, NGA, has been providing low cost, flexible, and reliable service to the European market for the past three years with a fleet of four MD-11Fs leased from Neff Air. Going forward, the company expects to develop the WGA/NGA platforms jointly to achieve marketing and operational synergies to maximize service responsiveness, flexibility, and operating efficiencies.


Contact:
Western Global Airlines
Tom Murrill, +1 317-413-1624
Vice President
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:38 PM
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Well,...there goes the neighborhood.
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Thank God! For a while there UPS was running short on options to hire for the holidays!
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Now all you need is some pilots to accept entry level pay. I hear these are the old Gemini planes. Reliability?
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Not to disparage WGA, and I wish them all the luck in the world, but how does one become a "low-cost, high quality freighter service", right out of the gate?
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Hanging his hat on MD-11's may not be a smart move. There is a high probability he won't be able to fly into Europe or Japan in the very near future. It's tough to run a cargo outfit with just 2x747s.
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It's tough to run a cargo outfit with just 2x747s.

I'm thinking Connie is going to need to sharpen his pencil a bit if he has any contracts with DHL expiring soon.
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Always put your faith in a carrier that comes up with a name that sounds like it was in a cheap Hollywood movie. Word is they are trying to poach airplanes from other carriers that are already operating.

Class act. Bottom feeder cutting deals for other companies planes.
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Bottom feeder cutting deals for other companies planes.

Who would do a thing like that?

That would be awful 'yellow' of someone to do that.



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Originally Posted by Jurassic Jet View Post
Who would do a thing like that?

That would be awful 'yellow' of someone to do that.




Wait till "yellow" starts financing these scumbags. Soon they will be 49% shareholders. Sound familiar?
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