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Prestwick - Sudden Increase In Traffic?  
User currently offlineyodobashi From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 237 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Hi all,

I've noticed recently that Prestwick has seen a marked increase in freight traffic, specifically Volga-Dnepr AN124's, Boeing 747-LCF's (operated by Evergreen?), Atlas Air 744F's and Cargolux 744F's.

Previously, Monday would typically bring up to 3 Cargolux, we might see the odd AN124, Atlas might drop in once or twice, sometimes 3 times per week.

However, over the past couple of months, it seems we get an AN124 just about daily, in fact there were two parked up today and both left within 30 minutes of one another. Some days we also see up to 3, occasionally 4 Atlas 744F's. Cargolux seems to be coming in slightly more frequently too, and the Boeing LCF appears pretty much on a weekly basis of late.

For info, the AN124's seem to be coming from KBGR and one or two of them were destined for LBBG. The Atlas seems to originate in KHSV but I've no idea where they're ultimately destined for.

I just wondered if anyone can give me an insight into the reasons for this increase in traffic?

Any info would be appreciated  Smile

[Edited 2010-03-19 07:04:17]


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6734 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Some of the An124s are probably operating for the US Military taking stuff eastwards and more movements is probably because more stuff is needed.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4334
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4354
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4364



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
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Quoting yodobashi (Thread starter):
I just wondered if anyone can give me an insight into the reasons for this increase in traffic?

Didn't Atlas use to have aEGSS base that they close? They may just have made EGPK their new gas stop, the more so since EBLG, which was another frequent gas stop for Atlas, is getting quite full with extra Kalitta and Southern flights.

Also I believe Panalpina routes a lot of its freight between the US and Europe through KHSV.

KBGR and LBBG, just like EGPK, are refueling stops for military cargo flights between points in the US and points in Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan.

[Edited 2010-03-19 09:44:59]


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