CargoLogic Germany (CLG) has finally secured its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the German CAA and will begin commercial operations with two converted B737 freighters.
The awarding of the AOC follows news in early September that approval had been given and the certificate would soon follow.
The Leipzig/Halle-based carrier says it will initially focus on providing short-term capacity across Europe, but plans to expand its offering to include provision of express air cargo solutions to integrators and e-commerce providers. The carrier says it will eventually expand its fleet to ten B737-400SF aircraft.
CargoLogic Germany was set up in 2018 as a sister company to the London Stansted-based freight airline CargoLogicAir. The application for an EU AOC was controversial as some questioned the legitimacy of the carrier being owned by an EU national.
The fact the the two carriers are partner airlines of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group drew suspicions they were simply units controlled by that group.
The common thread between the two groups – the Uk/German sister carriers and the Russian group – are shareholder, Alexey Isaykin, who is Volga-Dnepr’s main shareholder and while holding Cypriot citizenship makes him an EU national.