JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAMAICA, NY – Baltia Air Lines, Inc. announced today that they have begun the FAA Air Carrier Certification. On December 19, 2008, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its Show Cause Order, finding Baltia Air Lines fit, willing, and able to operate proposed service from JFK to St. Petersburg. This order has allowed Baltia Air Lines to commence the FAA Air Carrier Certification.
Baltia’s president, Igor Dmitrowsky, explained, “The FAA certification is essentially comprised of two phases, the documentation phase and the demonstration phase, and upon successful completion of the FAA certification, Baltia will be issued a Part 121 Air Carrier Certificate enabling Baltia to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property, and mail from JFK in New York to St. Petersburg, Russia.”
Mr. Dmitrowsky further stated: “We have worked diligently to get to this point, and we are extremely proud of our staff and the accomplishment we, as a team, have achieved. We have reached a major milestone in the launching of our airline. As for our shareholders, I want to personally thank all of our shareholders for their patience throughout this process. We knew that the day would arrive when the green light would come on and all of this work would start paying off.”
Baltia’s goal is to become the leading US airline in the trans-Atlantic market between the major US cities and the capital cities of Eastern Europe, including Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Baltia’s objective is to provide high quality, three-class passenger service, and reliable cargo and mail transportation. Baltia plans to begin foreign scheduled air transportation as the only US airline connecting directly two of the world’s most prominent cities – New York and St. Petersburg. With experienced management and in a lucrative and growing travel market, Baltia intends to soar to success.