GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1500 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
Cargolux has operated a scheduled charter for years from HSV
for freight forwarder PANALPINA. It is a very unique operation in that
everything, facilities, customs, etc had to be added to the airport.
I understand its a quite profitable run....
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
For months, MK Air cargo has flown 747-200's between Luxembourg hartford and Huntsville. The routing was LUX-BDL-HSV-BDL-LUX. I have no idea what they are carrying, maybe airplane or helicopter engines from pratt or sikorsky?
Panalpina operates out of a 100 000 square foot facility next to the cargo terminal. Through the years, I have seen airlines such as ATLAS, Cargolux, MK, Southern, TAESA, and Kalitta operate on their behalf. In fact, the western runway at HSV is being lengthened from 8 000 feet to 12 600 feet in preparation of cargo flights to eastern Asia.
Huntsville is a large aerospace, high-tech, military center and many items related to these industries are shipped through HSV. Mercedes in Tuscaloosa uses these flights as well.
The cargo ramp seems to see quite a bit of activity here in HSV.
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