January 23, 2020: Florida based National Airlines announced newest addition, the Airbus 330-200, to its fleet. The new aircraft with its N819CA registration in National’s striking livery joins the family of Boeing 747-400 Freighters and Boeing 757-200 Passenger Aircraft.
The Airbus 330-200 is scheduled to commence its international charter missions in May of this year. The current two-class configuration of 288 seats provides a generous seat pitch while providing onboard entertainment to all seats.
Heem Ashar, vice president, commercial services along with Robert Perry, passenger sales manager, mentioned that while National successfully manages its passenger segment of the business with its medium range Boeing 757 aircraft, the introduction of the Airbus 330-200 allows National to enter the medium and long-range business needs of its customers.
Chris Alf, chairman of National Air Cargo Holdings said, “National will be adding another Airbus 330 family aircraft into our fleet by June of this year and additional aircraft in the future. We at National take pride in delivering personalized service offerings to our customers. Fleet improvements are continuously evaluated, and the demand for the passenger business drove us to the decision to acquire the Airbus 330-200, based on its proven history of providing the highest level of safety and performance.”
National Airlines, a subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc., operates intercontinental cargo and passenger charters for both Government and Commercial customers.
National recorded positive economic results during the year 2019 in spite of the global economic challenges. Joseph Batten, vice president of Operations said, “National always maintains a competitive corporate structure, which helps National to service our niche customers globally, while keeping costs at minimum.”