yodobashi From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2007, 224 posts, RR: 4 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
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
[Edited 2010-03-19 07:04:17]
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blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
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.