Wizz Air Applies For U.S Cargo License

Anna Zvereva, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Wizz Air has applied for a U.S transatlantic cargo license using its Airbus A330 Freighter owned by the Hungarian Government.

The initial foreign air carrier permit is to carry out cargo operations to Washington from Hungary.

According to City A.M, a Wizz Air spokesperson said the following on this:

“Wizz Air confirms that it has filed a request for a foreign air carrier permit in the US for the A330 freighter aircraft owned by the Hungarian Government and operated by the airline.”

“The purpose of this request is to secure any possible future commercial cargo operations to and from the United States.”

It isn’t clear what the frequency of the operations will be, but U.S carriers have already said that the application left out such “fundamental data”, even more so to the point of destinations, even though Washington has been named.

The Airbus A330 in question is HA-LHU, which started out life with Qatar Airways Cargo back in November 2014, before being handed over to Wizz Air in October 2020.

That same month, the aircraft status was then handed over to the Hungarian Government, with the remarks from Planespotters.net stating it is operated by the Government of Hungary.

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