Cargo flights maintain a long tradition in the history of aviation. The purpose of the first civil aviation flights was to carry cargo and mail, long before passenger flights. Cargo pilots enjoy the privilege of the unconditional freedom that aviation offers and a special relationship with the aircraft they fly without having to worry about passenger needs.
Olympic Cargo as a subsidiary of Olympic Air Virtual Group was inaugurated on March 2006 by a small group of friends that loved to fly cargo worldwide. Their main goal is to maintain a high level of professionalism, without neglecting the need for having fun.
If you wish to experience cargo flights like never before and feel ready to face all the challenges presented, Olympic Cargo welcomes you.
For anything regarding Olympic Cargo, contact the division's manager at [email protected]
For more info please contact the Pilots' Manager.
Olympic Cargo uses the same financial model used by OAV's Olympic Charter, Olympic Airlines and Olympic Supersonic. Olympic Cargo successfully launched this model for the first time ever by a Greek virtual airline and it gives the pilot the chance to be part of the airline's progress through his/her activity.
Actual aircraft registrations according to the actual fleet of the airline and simulation of actual aircraft purchases or leases
Booking a specific aircraft according to registration for the purpose of flying
The aircraft is released at the airport at which the last pilot landed
Pilots get paid on a monthly basis and also according to their activity
Ticket income depending on the load factor of the flight, ticket costs depending on the distance flown and demand according to the route
Direct and indirect operating costs of a flight such as fuel, aircraft cleaning, landing taxes, etc
Automatic sending of PIREPS through OAV ACARS
To join Olympic Charter you need to meet the following requirements
have the rank of Captain (if you are a member of OAV) or equivalent experience to justify the rank of Captain from another VA or organization (if you are not a member and want to join us now).
complete successfully a multiple choice test
complete a checkride to assess your basic flying skills by executing a small flight under IFR rules and ATC.
Fleet Size: 3 | Seats: 4
The Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as Boeing 737NG, is the name given to the −600/-700/-800/-900 series of the Boeing 737 aircraft. It is the third generation derivative of the 737, and follows the 737 Classic (−300/-400/-500) series, which began production in the 1980s. They are short- to medium-range, narrow-body jet airliners. Produced since 1996 by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the 737NG series includes 4 variations and can seat between 110 to 210 passengers.
The B737-700C is a converted version where the passenger seats are removed so that the whole cabin can be used as cargo space. There is large cargo door on the left side of the fuselage.
Fleet Size: 3 | Seats: 16
The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world's most recognizable aircraft and was the first wide-body ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the original version of the 747 was two and a half times larger in capacity than the Boeing 707, one of the common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years
Fleet Size: 2 | Seats: 16
The 747-400 and earlier versions had proven to be a very popular freighter, carrying around half of the world's air freight. To maintain this position, Boeing designed a freight variant of the 747-8, named the 747-8 Freighter or 747-8F. The company launched the freighter version on November 14, 2005. The 747-8F is the initial model to enter service. As on the 747-400F, the upper deck is shorter than passenger models; the 18-foot-3 1⁄2-inch (5.575 m) stretch is just before and just aft of the wing. 747-8 Freighter was designed with a 975,000 lb (442,000 kg) maximum take-off weight with a payload capability of 308,000 lb (140,000 kg) and a range of 4,390 nmi (8,130 km). Four extra pallet spaces were created on the main deck, with either two extra containers and two extra pallets, or three extra pallets, on the lower deck. The 747-8F is expected to have a 16% lower ton-mile operating cost than the 747-400F and offer a slightly greater range.
Fleet Size: 1 | Seats: 4
The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the manufacturer's largest single-aisle passenger aircraft and was produced from 1981 to 2004. The twinjet has a two-crew member glass cockpit, turbofan engines, a conventional tail and, for reduced aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design. Intended to replace the smaller three-engine 727 on short and medium routes, the 757 can carry 200 to 289 passengers for a maximum of 3,150 to 4,100 nautical miles (5,830 to 7,600 km), depending on variant. The 757 was designed concurrently with a wide-body twinjet, the 767, and owing to shared features pilots can obtain a common type rating that allows them to operate both aircraft
Fleet Size: 3 | Seats: 16
The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,370 km), depending on the version. Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section and a blade-shaped tail cone. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between the 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls; it is also the first entirely computer-designed commercial aircraft.
The 777 Freighter (777F) is an all-cargo version of the twinjet, and shares features with the −200LR; these include its airframe, engines, and fuel capacity. With a maximum payload of 226,000 lb (103,000 kg), cargo capacity is similar to the 243,000 lb (110,000 kg) of the 747-200F. The freighter has a range of 4,900 nmi (9,070 km) at maximum payload, although greater range is possible if less cargo weight is carried
Fleet Size: 3 | Seats: 2
The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners. Introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, they are now produced by Bombardier Aerospace. Over 1,000 Dash 8s of all models have been built, with Bombardier forecasting a total production run of 1,192 aircraft of all variants through 2016
Fleet Size: 4 | Seats: 5
The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a three-engine medium- to long-range widebody jet airliner, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and, later, by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Based on the DC-10, it features a stretched fuselage, increased wingspan with winglets, refined airfoils on the wing and smaller tailplane, new engines and increased use of composite materials. Two of its engines are mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. It also features an all-digital glass cockpit that decreases the flight deck crew from the three required on the DC-10 to two by eliminating the necessity for a flight engineer.
Fleet Size: 4 | Seats: 5
The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a series of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jetliners. It was lengthened and updated from the DC-9. This series can seat from 130 to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration.
The MD-80 series was introduced into commercial service on October 10, 1980 by Swissair. The series includes the MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87, and MD-88. These all have the same fuselage length except the shortened MD-87. The series was followed into service in modified form by the MD-90 in 1995 and the Boeing 717 (originally MD-95) in 1999.
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (Diethnís Aeroliménas Athinón "Elefthérios Venizélos"; (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV), began operation on March 29, 2001 and is the primary civilian airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is the major hub and base of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air. The airport serves more than 14 million travellers annually and its name honours the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. As of late 2011, the airport is the thirtieth busiest airport in Europe
Cologne Bonn Airport (IATA: CGN, ICAO: EDDK) is the international airport of Germany's fourth largest city,Cologne and also serves the former German capital, Bonn. With around 10.3 million passengers passing through it in 2015, it is the seventh largest passenger airport in Germany and the third largest in terms of cargo operations. By traffic units, which combines cargo and passengers, the airport is in fifth position in Germany
Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which largely comprises land reclaimed for the construction of the airport itself. The airport is also colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport. The airport has been in commercial operation since 1998, replacing the Kai Tak Airport. It is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with 45 destinations) and the rest of Asia. The airport is the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports
Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA), also known as MIA and historically as Wilcox Field, is the primary airport serving the Miami area. The airport is in an unincorporated area in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Downtown Miami, in metropolitan Miami, between the cities of Miami, Hialeah, Doral, Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, and the unincorporated Fontainebleau neighborhood.
It is South Florida's main airport for long-haul international flights and a hub for the Southeastern United States, with passenger and cargo flights to cities throughout the Americas, Europe and Western Asia, as well as cargo flights to East Asia. It is the largest gateway between the United States and south to Latin America, and is one of the largest airline hubs in the United States, owing to its proximity to tourist attractions, local economic growth, large local Latin American and European populations, and strategic location to handle connecting traffic between North America, Latin America, and Europe.