SOURCE: Global Aero Logistics

May 20, 2008 10:00 ET

World Airways to Continue Operating Three MD-11 Freighters for Lufthansa Cargo

PEACHTREE CITY, GA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Lufthansa Cargo and World Airways have signed a 15-month contract beginning July 1, 2008 for three World Airways MD-11 freighters to operate between Europe and the United States for Lufthansa Cargo. World has been operating continuously for Lufthansa Cargo since 2006.

"World Airways has performed very reliably for Lufthansa between New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Europe, and we are pleased that they have demonstrated their confidence in us by renewing our current contract," said Jeff Sanborn, chief marketing officer. "Lufthansa Cargo is a leading international carrier with an impeccable reputation, and World is proud to be one of Lufthansa Cargo's partners in providing excellent service for their customers."

Bernhard Kindelbacher, senior vice president, Network and Product Management of Lufthansa Cargo, added, "We very much appreciate the support of World Airways -- as they are a very professional and reliable partner for our worldwide network."

Lufthansa Cargo operates 19 MD-11 freighters and utilizes three additional MD-11 freighters from World Airways.

About Lufthansa Cargo: With a transport volume of over 1.81 million tonnes of freight and mail shipments and 8.45 billion revenue tonne kilometres (FTKT) in 2007, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world's leading cargo carriers. Its route network encompasses over 300 destinations. Lufthansa Cargo serves some of these direct with its own fleet of freighter aircraft as well as with belly capacities of Lufthansa's passenger aircraft and road feeder services. Most of the cargo business is handled via Frankfurt Airport, Europe's largest freight hub.

About World Airways: World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics Inc., is a U.S.-certificated air carrier providing customized transportation services for major international passenger and cargo carriers, international freight forwarders, the United States military and international leisure tour operators. Founded in 1948, World Airways operates a fleet of wide-body aircraft to meet the specialized needs of its customers.

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