Global Crossing Airlines becomes America’s newest airline – AirlineGeeks.com
By Chase Hagl
Global Crossing Airlines becomes America’s newest airline
After receiving its Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC) administered by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday, Global Crossing Airlines, also known as GlobalX, is recognized as the newest airline in the United States. country. However, they continue to wait patiently for approval from the Department of Transportation. The granted certificate authorizes the airline to operate as the national, national and additional carrier of the United States 121.
The company’s vision is to become the premier charter airline in the United States serving both passenger and cargo operations. This was all made possible by their merger with the very low cost Canadian carrier, Canada Jetlines.
The airline operates a small fleet of aircraft from the Airbus A320 family. They currently use an A320 configured with 180 seats and one class under a lease with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, as well as an A321 configured with 183 seats and three classes, which they operate under a lease. -operating with Magnetic Leasing, a company specializing in both Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family. The A320-200 was built in 2005 and was previously operated by Asian carrier StarFlyer Airlines (N276GX), delivered in December 2020. Their A321 also entered service in 2005 and had been operated by Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air (N277GX).
GlobalX will take delivery of its third and fourth aircraft in the second half of 2021. Its third order includes an A320-214 from Dublin, Ireland leasing company Avolon. The executives of GlobalX and Avolon commented on the partnership with the CEO of GlobalX, saying: “We are very pleased to be working with Avolon, one of the world’s leading aircraft lessors. It will be a great aircraft for us as we expand our capabilities to meet the needs of our customers across the Americas. Steven Graham, Americas Manager for Avolon, said: “Avolon is delighted to expand our business in the Americas with a new client in Global Crossing. We wish them every success and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future. “
Signing for their fourth aircraft on July 15, the A320-214 is from another different aircraft rental company by the name of Genesis, also based in Dublin, Ireland. The CEO of Genesis said, “Genesis is delighted to enter into this lease adding GlobalX as a new customer at the forefront of new entrants to the charter market in North America.
The airline is also planning to add the Airbus A330 to its operating certificate in the second half of 2022.
GlobalX will initially designate Miami International Airport (MIA) in Florida and Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in New Jersey as its first bases, with plans to later expand to the western United States. United.
The airline seeks to operate for airlines, resorts and destinations, donors, tours, stakeholders, etc., in areas not limited to the United States, but Latin America and the United States. Caribbean. The company is not just looking to transfer people, being able to transfer goods is another important goal.
Focus on charter operations for other airlines, tourism companies, sports teams, etc. who need an A320 caliber aircraft will certainly operate a single market, which was not the main focus of newer industries. in the United States, such as Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines. Although unique, charter operations are essential, especially in a world like the one we live in today, where demand for private transportation is skyrocketing.
The highly experienced management team combined with the solid business plan of the company should give the company a momentum of transmission when operations begin. It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of impact Global Crossing Airlines has on the industry and the carriers that operate on-demand flights.