Throwback Thursday
A DETA Air DC-10-40F. (Photo: Li Pang [GFDLCC BY-SA 3.0, GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: DETA Air

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the newly-formed Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region of Europe would become a melting pot of new privatized airlines looking to capitalize on new markets and untapped services inside these newly independent nations. This trend would see airline rise in fall in the 1990s and early 2000s, one of which was the charter and cargo hybrid carrier DETA Air. DETA Air officially started applying for charter flight certificates in 2003 with the airline…