Omni Air looking to operate B777F services, report claims

Omni Air International has reportedly revealed plans to resume main-deck freighter services – two months after its takeover by Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) was finalised.

The website reports that in a US Government disclosure it said an opportunity has arisen with a “major international express company” for it to deploy Boeing 777Fs on some international routes to and from the US.

The report claims Omni has asked the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for an exemption to operate scheduled international flights transporting property and mail between the US and the various countries with which the country has Open Skies agreements with.

The airline started as a freighter carrier in 1997 under the Omni Air Express, but switched its operations into the passenger charter/ACMI sectors where it now operates 10 B767s, and three B777s.