102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1154 posts, RR: 3 Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Seems like the new cargo service is doing well. Phillip Wei, CI president also noted that a lot of key high-tech and oil and gas customers in the Houston area as well as San Antonio and Austin are all using this service
According to the article the routing is TPE-Japan-BNA-IAH
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2457 times:
Yeah I saw this in today's 'Comical' biz section, good news indeed. Just one thing however, what's in BNA to attract CI Cargo? I don't believe that Nashville is a big hub for any major cargo operator, unlike SDF (UPS), MEM (FedEx). I suppose there must be a lot of trade between Tennessee and Asia to warrant the flight, otherwise CI Cargo would not service the city. Still seems like an oddball route to me (then again, I suppose some might view IAH is an oddball route for this service).
Bingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
Quote: I suppose there must be a lot of trade between Tennessee and Asia to warrant the flight, otherwise CI Cargo would not service the city.
I believe Dell makes all their Laptops for the US, Canada and Latin American Markets in Nashville. I know they've got some pretty massive operations there. The flights are probably geared towards them and their suppliers. From there, they may take additional cargo to AUS via IAH. The proximity of the 2 makes sense. Their Server and Desktops are built in AUS so there can never be enough Freight Dawgs flying in down there...