National Airlines and Navitrans to fly around the world


National Airlines and Navitrans USA are to launch round the world Boeing 747-400 Freighter services connecting several key global airports.

The service will start on 1 June, operating all year round on a Chicago O’Hare – Liege – Baku – Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita – Anchorage – Chicago O’Hare route in addition to another twice weekly scheduled operation by the carrier exclusively for Navitrans between the US and China.

Navitrans USA president, Martin Zhu says: “This RTW route will connect 5 key gateways throughout North America, Europe, Mid-Asia and Far East in around 36 hours. With the dedicated B747-400F aircraft, Navitrans has positioned itself to meet importer’s and exporter’s needs all over the world.”

National Airlines president, Mark Burgess says: “National’s global reach, ability and flexibility enabled us to customise the operation to meet the needs of Navitrans using our scheduled authorities and we are very excited to build on our relationship to launch this new routing.”

National Airlines manager of charter sales, Rob Hotchkiss adds: “Our entire team at National is very excited about this operation and we very much look forward to operating these scheduled flights for Navitrans along with developing new routes utilising Nationals authorities.”

Navitrans has a global network spanning markets throughout Asia, Europe and North America, with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Moscow and New York, with more than 100 staff.