Judah 1

World's first Christian airline to take off

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.

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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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