Global Crossing will base Airbus A321PCFs in Colombia and Ecuador

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Global Crossing Airlines will be present at the next public hearing of Colombian Civil Aeronautics, which will be held virtually on May 26.

The company is applying to have an AOC and base in Colombia, to operate non-scheduled services as Global X Colombia SAS in Airbus A321F and A321PCF aircraft, using El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.

This application joins the one filed in April with the National Civil Aviation Council of Ecuador – CNAC under the LATINX Air brand, based at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito. In this case, the company filed its registration to operate all variants of the Airbus A320 family.

Roberto Held, strategic advisor for Global Crossing Airlines, told Aviacionline that it chose Ecuador and Colombia because they are “two very important cargo hubs due to current trends in the segment and their geographical location”.

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Global X’s cargo operations model in Colombia will be with a fleet of A321F (P2F) and in ACMI or charter mode for other airlines in the region.

If this becomes a reality, it will be the first airline in Latin America and the Caribbean to have the freighter versions of the A320 family in its fleet.

“This makes it possible to cover journeys of 4-5 hours distance with a capacity of 24 tons. Global X is an American company based in Miami, from where it will also offer this capacity and connectivity in Central and South America”, said Roberto Held.

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GlobalX in the United States

Miami-based GlobalX is dedicated to ACMI charter and Wet-leasing services to other airlines and tour operators in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The airline currently operates three Airbus A320s with a capacity of 180 passengers and one Airbus A321 with 183 seats. In October 2021, it had announced the addition of three more A320 passenger aircraft as well as five A321P2Fs, the latter to expand its cargo business.

The first Airbus A321 P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter) to be delivered to Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) has begun its process of converting from passenger to freighter configuration. Work is being performed at ST Engineering’s facilities in San Antonio, TX.

Ed Wegel, President and CEO of GlobalX, said they were working on the process for the aircraft to be certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The company plans to achieve the corresponding ratings in October this year and operate up to 25 Airbus A321 freighters by 2025.

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