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Airlines Stricken By Cancellations & Lack Of Fuel  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

The airline industry felt the brunt of Hurricane Katrina yesterday, with some airports running low on jet fuel and carriers canceling hundreds of flights. Meanwhile, Wall Street feared that the financial problems of the sickest airlines could grow worse.

The industry's trade group, the Air Transport Association, said the nation's supply of jet fuel had been cut 13 percent because of damage to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

The association arranged for supplies of jet fuel to be shipped by air tanker to airports in Charlotte, N.C., and Fort Myers and West Palm Beach in Florida, where supplies had dwindled, the group's chief economist, John Heimlich, said yesterday.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/31/business/31air.html


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
The association arranged for supplies of jet fuel to be shipped by air tanker to airports in Charlotte, N.C., and Fort Myers and West Palm Beach in Florida, where supplies had dwindled, the group's chief economist, John Heimlich, said yesterday.

I find myself wondering exactly what an "air tanker" is...

Now, most airlines (mine included) are "tankering" extra fuel on sceduled flights headed to places with shortages so as to minimize or even eliminate fueling at the airport with the constrained supply. I suspect that's that the article meant to say...


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