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Author Topic: Desert Air serves Desert Air Freight  (Read 57 times)

Offline Todorojoz

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Desert Air serves Desert Air Freight
« on: January 11, 2022, 04:26:17 PM »
August 29, 2010

Cairo
- Desert Air CEO Todorojoz announced today that they have submitted a formal cease and desist letter to a new startup airline in Southern California of the United States named Desert Air Freight.

Desert Air Freight started operations out of Southern California Logistics on August 28th. Currently operating B757 cargo planes. This comes just 12 days after Desert Air's (Egyptian National Airline) had its first flight from Cairo to Los Angeles with a Boeing 747. That first flight took place on August 16th, 2010.

Desert Air had been expanding into the United States slowly over the past year, and now 3 of their US destinations happen to be to areas now covered by this new airline that has no affiliation with Desert Air.

"It seems like a big coincidence that this airline starts operations using our name just weeks after we announced new flights to the Los Angeles area and about a year after we started flying to the United States. Our airline has built up a great reputation in Europe and now in the United States, and they seem to be interested in taking advantage of that work." Todorojoz was quoted as saying.

Desert Air started operations in January of 2000, and survived through tough competition in Egypt at the time from 2 other airlines. It survived the 2001 airline problems that came along with the terrorist attacks against the United States. And it has been subjected to a number of inquiries about its acquisition of nearly 500 B737s from fellow Elite Alliance member Arrowhead. The most recent issue involving how Arrowhead had acquired about 150 B737s from failing French airline W Air who has since gone bankrupt. Desert Air has stated that they weren't given any kind of sweet deal from Arrowhead, especially when considering that 350 of the aircraft had sat idol in a Desert ironically for years.

The acquisition of the planes did lead Desert Air to not only being the biggest airline in Egypt, but after the bankruptcies of the 2 other Egyptian airlines, Desert Air has managed to become the biggest airline in Africa in just 10 years, leading to many people wondering just how that could have happened ethically.

Desert Air seems to be able to get into the news alot for such a young airline. Now we wait to see how this saga with Desert Air Frieght plays out.

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« Last Edit: January 11, 2022, 04:34:16 PM by Todorojoz »

 

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