Gmjh_air From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 526 times:
Yeah, the A340 is nice, but it's something special with the 747.
This 747 is a cargo only, and it was leased from Atlas air for a number of years (until -97), operating out of Landvetter - Gothenburg.
Passenger 747's were sold much earlier.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 508 times:
Well,we won't see a 747 in the new SAS c/s,but how close we were!
The leased Atlas plane was expected to be painted in the new c/s,but with CARGO in the red-orange colour in place of the white AIRLINES of the passenger planes.
But the Atlas contract was terminated before it happened,though.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 18 Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 504 times:
I thought that SAS Cargo still uses the 747...???
I'm sure that they won't build up "Star Alliance Cargo" with LH and SQ if they don't even have their own freighters since a Cargoairline can't only use the Passengerplanes cargohold..
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 485 times:
There are no more SAS dedicated cargoplanes,unfortunately.Since the DC-9-33F's and DC-8F's were sold,all SAS cargo needs have been fulfilled by renting other operators planes,like Fred. Olsen Electra's,Atlas 747's,etc. Nowadays,Lufthansa Cargo does the flying part,while SAS Cargo does the sales,etc.