New FedEx Cargo Feeder Airline Launches Inaugural Flight in the Southwest

AirDialog launches cargo operations for FedEx in New Mexico (Photo: Business Wire)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--()--AirDialog, a cargo airline based in Albuquerque, announced today the start of flight operations, becoming the first new Part 135 air carrier to launch with FedEx in over 20 years. The inaugural flight this week provided cargo service between Gallup and Albuquerque. The airline is planning additional routes and for the growth of its fleet and team over the next 18 months.

“It’s a groundbreaking opportunity to be a part of the FedEx feeder network, and we look forward to expanding cargo operations to serve customers in the Southwest and beyond,” said David DeRose, President and Director of Finance for AirDialog and former Ameriflight executive.

AirDialog is led by an experienced team with over 100 years of collective cargo industry expertise. The Federal Aviation Administration granted approval to add the Cessna 208 Caravan onto the AirDialog carrier certificate earlier this year, enabling this new chapter in the airline’s operations.

AirDialog is actively recruiting line pilots with experience flying the Caravan to join its team. For career opportunities, visit for details.

About AirDialog

AirDialog, LLC is a Part 135 airline founded in 2004. In 2022, the company relocated its central base of operation to Albuquerque, New Mexico to provide cargo services. Learn more and see job openings at

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Jeff Drees

Release Summary

AirDialog launches cargo service for FedEx in New Mexico, and is hiring pilots to support expansion plans.


Jeff Drees