Kalitta Air will launch twice-weekly B747-400F scheduled services March 9 routing New York-Amsterdam-New York.
The flights are scheduled to depart JFK on Thursday and Sunday with the return flights departing Amsterdam Friday and Sunday.
Kalitta Air is launching the service in cooperation with Wallace Air Cargo Group/Inter Aviation Services (IAS) and HAE Group.
“Our extensive market research has shown that there is a strong demand for scheduled main-deck B747 freighter services linking the prime commercial hubs of New York and Amsterdam both eastbound and westbound,” HAE and IAS said. “Our primary focus will be on heavy/outsize cargo suitable for the main-deck such as oil and gas equipment, aircraft engines, project cargo, automotive components and similar types of freight – and we will also be looking at some of the more specialist cargo such as the movement of horses.”
Eastbound sales, marketing and reservations will be handled by HAE through its network of offices in the U.S., while westbound freight sales will continue to be handled by IAS in the Benelux and the existing network of GSAs across Europe.