Judah 1

World's first Christian airline to take off

Mon 17 Dec 2018
By Alex Williams

The world's first Christian airline is reportedly set to take to the skies with the slogan "Your hands, God's love, our wings".

Currently a private operator serving missionaries in Texas, Judah 1 says it has been granted permission by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to become a recognised air carrier.

In a message posted on its website, founder Everett Aaron said: "This means Judah 1 will have the freedom to transport as many different churches and mission organisations as we can.

 

"This is a huge honour and privilege and we give God all the glory! Thank you so much Judah 1 partners and friends for making this possible!"

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Founded in 2013, Judah has already been using smaller aircraft to transport hundreds of missionaries from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to their mission fields.

Under ambitious new plans, a 140-seat MD-83 aircraft (pictured below) has been purchased with a view to operating flights from North Texas Regional Airport.

Judah 1

 

Explaining the need for a bigger plane, Mr Aaron told local news channel KTEN: "Not only will we be carrying the missionaries, but we're also going to transport their cargo on the same flight."

Judah 1 says its new status hinges upon receiving certifications from the Department of Transportation and the FAA.

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