QF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 321 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2378 times:
Happy new year to all, have been an aviation fan long enough to know that cargo schedules are both hard to find and not many are published, but I was wondering for those in the know how accurate these flight numbers/routes still are, its an ABX Air timetable. Its 3 years old and in that time what flights have they added, am just after scheduled flight numbers/routes not times or the like. Thanks in advance. http://www.abxair.com/shipping-cente...cuments/Flightschedule01-01-10.pdf
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3129 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
For one thing, that schedule is incomplete because it lists only flights operated for DHL but ABX does have more scheduled flights. I believe ABX still has a plane based in MIA operating on behalf of a local forwarder, and they have one in LGG flying European legs for TNT.
For another, not only does DHL change their schedule quite a bit but also, when that timetable was published, was using Astar Air Cargo along with ABX. Astar is since gone and ABX has picked up some of its flights, with the remainder going to Capital and Atlas Air.
All in all, I would guess half of that timetable has changed.
Comparing from memory, for example, ABX is now doing BOS and MCO, IAH and DFW are terminators with HRL and ELP serviced non-stop, the later with Capital which also took over SLC-DEN-CVG, MIA is up to twice daily and Atlas does SFO, ORD and YHM. This is but a short list, I am sure there are many more changes.
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3129 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
Quoting FreshSide3 (Reply 4): ABX has a problem with "name recognition"......Burlington and Airborne, individually, at least stuck in peoples' heads.
People, as in the general public? They don't sell to the general public. Unless you need an entire aircraft to move freight from A to B, ABX isn't going to take your call, and the people who have that need, ie freight forwarders, integrators and other airlines, do know who ABX is.
Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 7): One of their 767s was parked at Milan Linate last Thursday, probably operating for DHL/TNT.
It is flying LGG-LIN-LGG for TNT, but TNT frequently puts it on other destinations as well.