On November 2, new Maltese airline Challenge Airlines MT, received its AOC from Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate. Challenge Airlines MT has a fleet of two B767-300ERs, both with a payload of 60 tonnes each. A pool of ten pilots is available to fly all the specific routes out of the group’s hub and Europe largest all cargo airport, Liège (LGG), Belgium.
The anticipated commodities on board of these aircraft, will likely be a mix of perishables, pharma, as well as providing sea-air connections in the short-term, broadening out to include high yield long-haul shipments such as e-commerce and the group’s known expertise: horses, cars and engines in the long-term.
“With the official presentation of our AOC, Challenge Group is ready to implement its carefully thought-out network service,” Or Zak, Commercial Vice President of Challenge Group, reveals. As with Challenge Group’s two other airlines, Challenge Airlines MT will operate regular services between Liège (LGG), Tel Aviv (TLV), Sharjah (SHJ), John F- Kennedy New York (JFK), and Mumbai (BOM).