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Formed in 2003 and started operations in 2004. International, charter, cargo, jet airplane services.
Brescia Montichiari Airport
I-25018 Montichiari, Brescia, (BS) Italy
ITALY (ITALIAN REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1861, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 301,268 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 58 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ROME, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ITALIAN.
September 2004: Started cargo jet airplane operations Brescia to Bahrain to Dhaka to Macau (747-200F). Plans to add service to Shanghai (Pudong).
Parent/shareholders: AirReps (Austrian-based investment company) (80%); & Italian investors.
1 747-269B (21541), Air Bangladesh (BGD) wet-leased. 2 747-230F's (21592, D-ABYO; 22668, I-OCEU), ex-Lufthansa Cargo (LUB), Finrep Leasing leased.
June 2005: Ocean Airlines (OCZ) provides cargo, jet airplane services to Africa and Asia.
37 employees (including 15 Flight Crew (FC); & 12 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: VC - 673. (ICAO) Code: VCX (Callsign - OCEANCARGO).
Parent organization/shareholders: Finrep (40%); Ined Holdings (40%); & ITAL Aviation (20%).
Main Base: Brescia Montichiari airport (VBS).
Hub: Hong Kong International airport (HKG).
July 2007: The 1st of 6 ex-Air France (AFA) 747-200Fs is about to enter service with Italian cargo airline, Ocean Airlines (OCZ). The airplane (see photo) at Hong Kong (HAECO), where it has undergone overhaul and painting ahead of delivery. Ocean Airlines (OCZ) expects to have its 1st 2 ex-Air France (AFA) 747 Classics in service in spring 2008, operating alongside 2 former Lufthansa Cargo (LUB) 747-200Fs, that have been flying since services started in 2004. The airline serves destinations in Africa and Asia, and is also launching scheduled flights to the USA.
August 2007: Lufthansa (DLH) Systems (LHS) signed a 5-year-contract with Italian cargo carrier Ocean Airlines (OCZ) for its (FMS) database. Ocean (OCZ) already uses the flight planning services of (LHS)'s Lido (OC) solution.