Arrow Air, the largest single cargo shipper at Miami International Airport, is ceasing operations after 57 years in South Florida, effective immediately.
“Like many companies in our industry, Arrow Air has experienced significant operating losses as a result of increasing operating costs and declining revenues. The decision to wind down the company’s schedule service operations was a difficult one,” the company said in a news release. “This decision was not made lightly, and was a last resort after the company exhaustively searched for other options, including financing or a sale of the business.”
Best of luck to all of this affected by this turn of events. That's a lot of lift to South America that is now available
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8534 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13601 times:
Quoting flymia (Reply 3): Anyone know if they are might take over some planes/or routes? This will help some cargo airlines in MIA guess it matters who wants to try or has the cash to try.
LAN Cargo will no doubt increase cargo flights, (which they have been doing) from it's MIA Headquarters in order to fill the void. LAN Cargo is scheduled to take delivery of another B763F by the third quarter of this year.
wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10660 times:
Wow. Another M-P airline down the tubes, following their disasterous takeover and shutdown of ATA. Let's hope that World and North American are faring better. I suspect that they are making money, but now there will be a need to market some MD11 freighter time.
LASoctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9647 times:
Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 11): Their green and blue colors looked beautiful on the DC10
I very much agree. Have you seen this one guy's videos of a few Arrow Air DC10s and 757s on FlightLevel350? If I find them, I'll put them up. I'm sure they aren't hard to find, I'm just not available at the moment to do so.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9417 posts, RR: 11 Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7196 times:
This is indeed sad news. I wonder what will happen to the A330F's they were supposed to get, Southern maybe? I can also see LAN Cargo, Tampa and Centurion pick up the capacity left behind by Arrow Air. All the best to the Arrow Air employees in finding a new job!!!
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8534 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7102 times:
Quoting airliner777 (Reply 12): More than likely Centurion, LAN, and Tampa Cargo are expected to take over the loads based on the routes commonality.
LAN Cargo currently has both a B763F and B777F scheduled for delivery soon. They will consolidate some routes that both Arrow and LAN Cargo operate; plus LAN Cargo may soon operate some flights into the other Caribbean destinations like SDQ and POS.
brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 3830 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7011 times:
As stated here in Canada we have different memories of Arrow. We also remember the 256 people who died in a crash at Gander that I thought might have spelled then end of Arrow but they lived on. How many people worked at Arrow at the end? I hope that they will find their way to a more prosperous future.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23244 posts, RR: 23 Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6911 times:
Quoting brilondon (Reply 23): As stated here in Canada we have different memories of Arrow. We also remember the 256 people who died in a crash at Gander that I thought might have spelled then end of Arrow but they lived on.
I don't think the Arrow Air that just shut down had any direct relationship with the earlier Arrow Air involved in that accident, after their takeover by Fine Air and the various bankruptcies and reorganizations.
25 ClearedDirect: From the article it says they will be laying off 473 employees at MIA.
26 A388: Thanks for the additional info. I will guess those A330F's will be going to World than or cancelled entirely as I remember from a past thread that Wo
27 LAXintl: Well now we know more about their plans. Company filed for Bankruptcy this morning, and plans liquidation after failing to find a buyer after "protrac
28 FCKC: Sad to see Arrow leaving the planet ! I still remember the sights of their DC8s and 10s at Orly. A great interesting airline with many color scheme ap
29 MD11junkie: Soon is late this year for the two used 763Fs (coming from JAL Cargo) and the remaining 777F, is being delivered in 2012. Not that soon to seize that
30 Flyer732: World actually stopped flying for Arrow a little while back. The MD11 that was down there has already found work elsewhere.
31 RJ_Delta: Also both JAL' B763F will be used to increase the capacity for LAN Cargo considering that one B763F (CC-CZY) will be transfer in the nex days to ABSA
32 Avconsultant: Global Aviation Holdings has filed for an IPO on June 28, 2010. Appears Maitlin Patterson is divesting their fund. http://www.glah.com/newsrelease.ph
33 psa188: That was a flight full of US servicemen. I'm glad someone else remembers that senseless loss of life. I liked the green paint scheme too, but I won't
34 United_fan: Looking at the pictures,looks like Eastern and Canada 3000. So, dont know how desireable those old 75's will be. Same with DC-10's.
35 Bennett123: http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-dc10-47801.htm I thought that I heard that they scrapped this aircraft in 2006. Is airfleets out of date or di
36 GCT64: N822PB is an ex-Air 2000 / First Choice aircraft (G-OOOB)
37 Peteinmiami: Currently there are 3 757-F and a DC-10F with Arrow Air colors parked at the Miami International Airport Arrow Air Cargo apron. Are they all the airpl
38 Viscount724: It was written off after overruning the runway at Managua, Nicaragua in 2006. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060604-0
39 Avconsultant: They went a 1,140' off the end of the runway while in reverse thrust, wow!! What was the cause?
40 MGASJO: Runway was wet, uneven surface creating great puddles. A/C landed more than half way down the runway, no room to stop.