Swiftair (WT, Madrid Barajas) has announced plans to start commercial cargo flights to the United States.

In its application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) and Exemption Authority, the Spanish carrier said only that it intends to operate E120ER equipment "in conjunction with its contemplated services to the United States".

SwiftAir is seeking authority to conduct both chartered and scheduled cargo flights covering the European Union, the United States, and beyond.

For its cargo needs, the Spanish operator currently employs a variety of Avions de Transport Régional, Embraer, and Boeing equipment including five ATR42-300(F)s, one -300(QC), ten ATR72-200(F)s, one -500(F), one B737-300(F), seven B737-400(F)s, and ten EMB-120 freighters. ACMI customers include Twin Jet, Mediterranean Air Freight, EAT Leipzig, and Amapola Flyg.