Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
Explains many things...
At PDX, the airport I follow the most:
Lufthansa is the #1 cargo hauler of all the passenger airlines.
Korean is the #1 cargo hauler of cargo sub operations of primarily pax airlines.
Or #4 in Cargo-Only operators, in this order, FedEx, UPS, and Airborne Express.
And for those who are curious, here is the per flight, average cargo load in pounds, for the month of August 2005. Source: www.portofportland.com
Air China 14812.5
Delta Air Lines 532.6
America West 168.2
United Airlines 120.8
Alaska Airlines 110.7
They obviously operate long haul but also stop at places like that well known FR destination, Hahn in Germany, on the way to the Far East and like OPO on the way back from southern Africa.
On short haul all (or nearly all?) the DHL aircraft operating into LHR (mainly on Saturday and Sunday) are 'BA World Cargo' flights. These flights include A300s and 752F but the aircraft use vary.
I believe that BA takes some (significant?) space on the mid-afternoon Korean Air Cargo arrivals at LHR. And then, of course there are the freight holds of the world's second largest fleet on 747s. And I have been told that the freight capacity of their 772s is very high. (It was suggested even greater than the 744.)