Belly service updates

Two carriers have announced changes: AA Cargo expands China presence: American Airlines Cargo launched two belly cargo services from Dallas/Forth Worth to Shanghai and Hong Kong in June in an effort to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region. The daily Hong Kong service, the airline’s first, is operated with a 777-300ER, marking the […]

Cargo is alive and well at Etihad and American

It will be another month before first-half financial and operational results are in from most of the world’s major carriers, but Etihad Airways has already set the bar high, reporting cargo volume up 25% and cargo revenue up 27%. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said cargo volume in the half rose from 215,000 tonnes in 1H13 […]

AA Bankruptcy

This morning AMR Corporation, parent of American Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. From AA’s own statement: FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AMR Corporation (“the Company”), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. (“American”) and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation (“American Eagle”), announced that in order to achieve a cost and debt […]

Astrojet 1963

From the Cargo Facts Archives! It’s late October, 1963, and AA Freighter N7555A (id: 18689) is getting the press-photo treatment with Mount Rainier in the background (the location is probably somewhere just west of SeaTac Airport). At the time, it’s just five years since the 707 entered service with Pan-Am and even less since volume […]
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