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Airborne Express In YYC  
User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

An ABX DC9-30 just departed to FAR as ABX943 . Probably an adhoc flight(??) ,but nice to see an old 9. Cargo traffic appears to be increasing in YYC.

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User currently offlineBrowntailWhale From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Nope, not an adhoc. ABX has replaced Astar in flying DHL packages to YYC.

User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Ahh..thanks for the update. Will we see any other equipment , or just the DC9 ??

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

A little off-topic but I know ABX was bought by DHL correct? And ABX planes are being repainted into the DHL yellow scheme right? Do they still use the 'ABEX" callsign or is that going to be changed to something else?

-jlk



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User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

The DC9 I saw was still in ABX colours and titles,and used an ABX callsign.

User currently offlineDHLSAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

DHL bought Airborne Express ground and delivery service. The Airline is now and independant campany called ABX Air. DHL will be their biggest customer but they will also fly freight for anyone who needs it. As a good will jesture they will paint some of the ABX Air in the DHL livery but the rest of the fleet will be repainted into the new ABX scheme. There is a few pictures in the database of the new colors. Once the move of DHL's sort from CVG to ILN is complete, some of the DHL planes will be retired depending on age.

UPS and FedEx sued to stop the merger based on a foreign company owning so many planes that they would have aquired if the AC came with the deal, so this is how they solved the problem, by breaking off ABX. You can read about it and see the new livery at http://www.abxair.com/


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Yellow?
User currently offlineDHLSAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

I have also heard that ABX pilots are the highest paid in the freight business and maybe of even all airlines for the senior Captains.


Yellow?
User currently offlineBrowntailWhale From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting DHLSAN (Reply 6):

Not true. We at UPS make more that ABX does. While their hourly pay is higher than ours, they are only paid a 65 hour guarentee for 12 pay periods vs. UPS' 75 hour guarentee for 13 pay periods. Therfore when you multiply it out, UPS pays more than ABX.


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