World Air

Tue, 08/28/2007 - 3:36pm
By: The Citizen

Global Aero Logistics Inc., the parent company of ATA Airlines, Inc., announced the completion of its acquisition of Peachtree City’s World Air Holdings, Inc., the parent company of World Airways, Inc. and North American Airlines, Inc. Global acquired World Air in a cash merger with a price per share of $12.50 and a total transaction value of approximately $315 million.

The combined company will provide diverse airlift services, including scheduled and charter passenger service as well as cargo charters. The new entity will have a combined workforce of more than 4,500 employees, 56 aircraft and 2006 revenues of approximately $1.6 Billion.

Global's majority owner is MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II. As a result of the merger, World Air Holdings will cease being a public SEC reporting company and its stock will cease trading. World Air Holdings' shareholders will receive instructions on submitting their shares to the exchange agent for a cash payment.

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