VANCOUVER, CANADA — GlobalX has been granted the green light from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin cargo operations. The airline will begin transporting cargo with an Airbus A321F Passenger to Freighter aircraft.

“This is a tremendously significant milestone for GlobalX on our path to being one of the leading narrowbody charter operators for both passengers and freight in North America. Our expansion into cargo has always been a key aspect of our growth strategy to diversify our revenue streams and maximize the use of all of our assets,” said Ed Wegel, Chair, and CEO.

“We are also particularly honored to be the first airline in the Americas to operate the A321F, and we believe this aircraft is a game changer in the narrowbody freighter market, and we thank ST Engineering for their total support during the conversion and delivery of this aircraft,” he continued.

GlobalX is currently in possession of one A321F aircraft, with two more to be delivered by mid-March and May, respectively. In addition, GlobalX is planning to receive three more of the same aircraft in 2023, followed by two in 2024. Furthermore, the company is negotiating leases for five more A321F aircraft to be delivered within the 2024-2025 time frame, as well as letters of intent for two extra aircraft.