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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?  
User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Why is NWA the only US commercial airline with a cargo division?

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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2528 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

AQ and AS both fly freighters as well. UA and AA used to and UA may get back in the game some day.

User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

I would think NW is the only one with a cargo division because of their hub in NRT, Asia is where there is much cargo.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting ER757 (Reply 1):
UA and AA used to and UA may get back in the game some day.

They tried it within the past 10 years and got killed by NW and other Cargo carriers. NW has as many cargo slots to china as FedEx and UPS. Also its history and integration, it has a lot of systems that other airlines would have to spend millions on.



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User currently offlinePaladin87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 2):

NW uses ANC as its cargo hub not NRT, also NW did a lot of military lift for the U.S. during and after WWII shuttling supplies to Alaska , which is why they have a red tail, so they started freight services way back and continued to expand on that earlier service.


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2528 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 3):
They tried it within the past 10 years and got killed by NW and other Cargo carriers

True - UA's DC10F experiment didn't last too long. I did read an article in Air Cargo World not that long ago though Where UA'a head of cArgo ops said they were considering an all-cargo arm again. Of course they're probably "considering" a lot of things. Same magazine had an interview with NW's CEO stating they were thinking of finally ditching the 742F's and either doing some 744 conversions from their pax fleet or buying new-build 748F's. Don't know where they'd get the $$$ for that though


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Quoting DL767captain (Thread starter):
Why is NWA the only US commercial airline with a cargo division?

Other US airlines actually do have cargo divisions and generate a lot of revenue from cargo, but the cargo is carried on passenger aircraft. One example:
http://www.aacargo.com/

Many US carriers did operate freighters in the past. Apart from UA's more recent all-cargo DC-10s, they also had a sizable cargo operation between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s using 15 DC-8-50Fs. UA was the only carrier to purchase new DC-8s factory-built as freighters without passenger windows.

A few US carrier freighters of the past:


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User currently offlineTsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

CO has a "cargo division" as well...however if you mean dedicated freighters...

User currently offlineCslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

All airlines have cargo divisions. Not all have dedicated freighters.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quoting Cslusarc (Reply 8):
All airlines have cargo divisions. Not all have dedicated freighters.

Not all airlines have cargo divisions. Some low-cost carriers, including the two largest in Europe (Ryanair and EasyJet), do not carry cargo.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2727 times:
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Quoting DL767captain (Thread starter):
Why is NWA the only US commercial airline with a cargo division?

They're not.


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User currently offlineAirguardtn From United States of America, joined May 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

So cool to see the Delta C 130. I love that pic.

User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
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Should we count World Airways as well? They do have a cargo arm which they use on charters.


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