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Florida West to be acquired by Worldwide Air Logistics Group, will become a sister airline of Southern Air

Florida West International Airways (2nd) (Miami) is being acquired by the Worldwide Air Logistics Group and will become a sister airline of Southern Air (2nd) (Cincinnati). Southern Air Holdings issued this statement:

Southern Air Holdings, Inc. has announced that its affiliate, Worldwide Air Logistics Group, Inc., will expand and diversify its ACMI and CMI air cargo service offerings through the acquisition of new fleet platforms, expanded markets and growth of existing operations.

Southern Air Inc., a critical and growing provider of airlift services for DHL Express and other customers, will continue its operations as a subsidiary of Worldwide. Southern Air’s headquarters will remain in Florence, Kentucky.

As part of its efforts to expand service capacity, Worldwide also announced its agreement to acquire Florida West International Airways, Inc., a leading provider of 767-300 ACMI air cargo services. Florida West operates scheduled and charter services, primarily in Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. for its primary customer LAN Cargo. Florida West is based in Miami, Florida, where its headquarters will remain. Worldwide’s acquisition of Florida West is subject to regulatory approval.

Southern Air and Florida West will remain separate air carrier operating companies. Each carrier will continue to deliver on a standalone basis the outstanding performance and superior service their customers have grown to expect.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. The second Florida West operates Boeing 767-300F freighters. Boeing 767-346F N411LA (msn 35818) departs from Miami International Airport.

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The Teamsters target the pilots of Florida West for unionization

The Teamsters Airline Division has announced the start of a new initiative to organize the pilots at Florida West International Airways (2nd) (Miami). The pilots fly routes throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the union, “Teamsters Local Union 1224, an airline-specific chapter based in Wilmington, Ohio, will provide organizers and personnel with knowledge of the international air cargo industry to assist Local Union 769 in Miami, Florida with the campaign.”

If unionized, the FWIA pilots will be represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 in Miami.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-346F N422LA (msn 35818) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Florida West and three executives indicted for price fixing

Florida West International Airways (Miami) and three of its executives were indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations of price fixing for cargo shipments between Miami and Colombia

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Florida West introduces a new livery

Florida West International Airways (2nd) (Miami) has introduced this new livery on its newly-acquired Boeing 767-346F ER N422LA (msn 35818, ex JA633J) pictured arriving back at the MIA base. The former JAL freighter was leased from LAN Cargo on November 7, 2010.

Copyright Photo: Alejandro Magadan.

Florida West adds Blended Winglet to N316LA

Copyright Photo: Raul Sepulveda. N316LA is pictured at Miami base.

Florida West International Airways (2nd) (Miami) has added Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Wings to its Boeing 767-316F ER N316LA (msn 30842).