Baltia Airlines (OTCQB:BLTA), the only development-stage corporation undergoing FAA Part 121 Air Carrier Certification, is poised to become America's newest and hottest international airline. In November 2013, the company began Phase II of a four-phase certification process, and it is anticipated that their first flight will be well before the end of 2014. As the youngest international airline to date, Baltia arguably presents the most undervalued and lucrative investment opportunity in the ever-growing international airline industry.
As America's newest airline, Baltia has set the bar at its highest point ever for several industry standards. As the only airline undergoing Part 121 Certification, Baltia has endured and thus far overcome the most rigorous and demanding air carrier certification process in US history. Phase II is both the most rigorous, and most time-consuming phase of Part 121 Certification, and the company is nearing the beginning of Phase III. The current course of events seems to indicate that the company will be certified by the end of April, which will undoubtedly be preceded by mass media advertisement and exclusive coverage of this exciting and rapidly growing investment opportunity.
In addition to setting the standard for certification, Baltia has also created an exorbitantly lucrative market for itself by obtaining exclusive rights to a direct, non-stop route from John F. Kennedy Airport to St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, no other airline has that exclusive route. A flight from JFK to St. Petersburg requires a connecting flight, and requires upwards of 30 hours of travel time. Baltia cuts that down to 8 hours. St. Petersburg is by far the most fitting destination for Baltia, for several reasons. First, there is currently not a single airline that flies direct from JFK to St. Petersburg. Second, St. Petersburg is the fourth largest city in Europe, with a population of seven million people. Third, the company's CEO is Latvian-born, which is an excellent asset to Baltia, as he understands the culture of Eastern Europe very well. The company's logo is the Riga Rooster, which is a staple of Russian and Latvian culture. The Rooster represents a symbol of reliability and dependability; the idea is that Baltia offers an unmatched experience to its passengers. As a result, this small startup will soon become an industry contender to capture the Eastern European market.
In any development-stage company's history, the acceleration of its growth - primarily its market cap and equity value - is greatest when the product or service is first launched. Baltia is at this critical locus in time, and offers the public a unique and extremely high-growth investment opportunity that comes along once every few decades.