Yvr74 From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 52 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
Perhaps two years ago I read somewhere that for it's position as one of the world's busiest airports, it was surprising that there is no 747 activity at ATL. Was this true, and if so, is this still the case?
What aircraft type did KE use when they were flying to ATL, and were these non-stop ATL-SEL flights?
Delta728 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
KE used to use its 744 on the SEL-ATL routes about 1 yr ago. There are some cargo 747s that do come into ATL....EVA Air switches between a 747 and MD-11 about 3 times per weeks. Also JAL cargo still operates its 747 here 2-3 times a week.
Take care all
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
The time that SA uses the INTL Concourse (E) in ATL is not a busy time for that concourse (0800-1100--the busy time is in the afternoon/evening 1400-2000). So, I doubt that the 747-400 you saw parked at Concourse T was there to free up space on E. Probably, the departures were leaving from the west side of the field that day (near T) and SA needed to come back to the gate for some minor maintenance and instead of taxiing all the way back to E, they were assigned a gate at T (a DL gate) and DL provides for their maintenance needs in ATL anyway.
Also, from time to time you'll see a KE 747-400 in ATL instead of their 777 (equip change presumably). There are still a few 747 cargo operators out of ATL...I've seen LH and China Airlines regularly and once in a while MP.
Gr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1623 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
LH cargo and China Air cargo as well. ATL has lost many international carriers lately: KLM, Swissair, Sabena, JAL, Varig. The only long-haul passenger service other than Delta is on LH (340), AF (330, 777), KE (777) and BA (777).
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1814 times:
AF, KE and SR used to operate 744s to Atlanta, one day I saw a LH 744 there but it was probably just an equipment change. KE now served ATL with 777s, and AF flies 777 and 330 to ATL. South African is the only passenger carrier that now serves ATL with 747s.