It’s been a pretty sad time for commercial aviation lately. Planes have been retired left and right. Almost all the Mad Dogs have disappeared along with a host of A340s, 747s, 757s and 767s. So when we see an airline operating a new type of jet we get just a wee bit excited.
National Airlines is a small Florida-based airline that provides cargo and military charter services. They also have occasionally operated odd route combinations for scheduled service. In the past, they’ve flown from Long Island Islip airport to Puerto Rico. Their most recently scheduled service was supposed to be centered around infrequent service between Puerto Rico, Orlando, and Windsor International Airport. However these routes were delayed, presumably due to the combination of COVID-19 and charter demand for their aircraft.
National Airlines operates a small mix of 757s, a single 747-400, and now in the process of acquiring a small fleet of 3 A330-200s.
MSP Aviation 4K recently filmed the airline’s first A330 departure from Minneapolis International Airport. His gorgeous 4k footage captures the silver and blue A330 in all its glory.