Kalitta Cargo

121 General Service Overview

Kalitta Charters II is an all-cargo air carrier that specializes in moving your cargo quickly,
safely and efficiently.

We are fully certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Part 121 supplemental air carrier (click here to see a copy of our FAA certificate) and we are authorized to operate in countries around the globe. Our aircraft are maintained in strict accordance with Federal Regulations to ensure not only the safety of your cargo, but to ensure that all our flights operate as planned, without any unnecessary delays, and that your cargo is delivered on time. We also train our flight crews to the highest standards using modern classrooms and Advanced Flight Simulators.

We have been authorized and chosen by the United States Government to operate critical flights for disaster relief in the United States with FEMA and internationally with USAID. We also support critical operations for the Department of Justice.


Kalitta Charters II is experienced in carrying a wide variety of freight. In addition to everyday freight, we have a great deal of experience moving live animals including marine mammals and equines (racehorses). We are authorized to carry HAZMAT(click here to see our authority) and are one of a select group of airlines authorized to transport Category 1 explosives.


To make sure your flight operates smoothly, it is carefully monitored at all times by our Flight Operations team. This includes FAA-licensed aircraft dispatchers and a fully redundant operations center that can pinpoint the location of your aircraft anywhere in the world in real time.


At Kalitta Charters II, we pride ourselves on being responsive to the needs of our customers. Because we specialize in ‘on-demand’ charters, we can have one of our planes airborne and on its way to pick up your time-critical cargo in just two hours. We can carry cargo loaded in Universal Load Devices, palletized cargo, or even bulk cargo. Specially built bulk floors in our aircraft help speed loading and provide a much quicker loading and unloading process compared to conventional aircraft floor systems.

If you need more than just a one-time trip, we can do that too. We offer aircraft for both short-term and long-term contracts. Currently we operate several aircraft on long-term contracts providing the critical lift capability that keeps these customers and their businesses running smoothly. We have even provided aircraft custom-painted in the livery of our long-term customers to help them project their presence in the marketplace.


Whether you have 60 or 60,000 pounds of freight, five hours or five days to move it, at a large city airport or a smaller municipal airport: we’ll get it there.