Belgian carrier TNT Airways has filed an application to the US Department of Transportation for an exemption to operate passenger charter flights between EU countries and the US.
The carrier intends to start flying its Boeing 757-200 combination aircraft to the US on 3 August for both passenger and cargo charter services. TNT is requesting the exemption to last for at least two years.
TNT's operating certificate allows it to provide both cargo and passenger services worldwide for its Boeing 757-200 combination aircraft.
TNT has existing approval to provide scheduled and chartered all-cargo services from the EU to the US. The carrier flies cargo frequencies five times per week from New York to its hub in Liege, Belgium with its Boeing 777 freighters. Emirates SkyCargo signed a code-share agreement in March 2012 with the carrier that enables it to use space on that route, as well as on flights to Dubai and Hong Kong.
TNT Airways is a subsidiary of TNT Express and operates a fleet of 45 aircraft.