NEW YORK, Jan 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltia Air Lines' President, Igor Dmitrowsky, stated today, "Significant progress has been made in the FAA Air Carrier Certification document process and that Baltia is anticipating a second quarter launch. The documentation phase of the certification has been an extremely involved process and the accomplishments made to date are the result of hard work put in by our dedicated staff." Mr. Dmitrowsky further stated, "There are still other pre-launch certification tasks to be accomplished such as the completion of the Safety Attribute Inspection audit process of the manuals, the completion of maintenance on our newly acquired B-747 aircraft, the training of our crewmembers, and the mini evacuation test and proving flights, which should all be completed prior to our inaugural flight." About Baltia Baltia Air Lines, Inc. is a New York corporation with base of operations in Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York. Today, after JetBlue and Virgin America, Baltia Air Lines is the only new start-up United States Part 121 (heavy jet operator) airline in existence that has received Department of Transportation approval. Baltia's goal is to become the leading U.S. airline in the trans-Atlantic market between the major U.S. cities and capital cities of Eastern Europe, including Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Baltia intends to provide high quality three-class passenger service, and reliable cargo and mail transportation. Baltia plans to begin their scheduled air transportation as the only U.S. airline, connecting directly, to two of the world's most prominent cities -- New York and St. Petersburg. For more information on Baltia visit the company web site at: www.Baltia.com. D.O.T. Regulatory Disclaimer: Baltia is a U.S. startup airline. No ticket sales are currently available. This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority.