flyingbronco05
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2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:52 am

KOREAN AIR

"Korean Air Named 2003 Cargo Airline of Year"

"WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Korean Air will be named Air Transport World (ATW) Cargo Airline of the Year for 2003 at an awards ceremony here next month.
According to ATW officials, "Korean Air Cargo has been a top-ranked carrier on a commercial basis for many years. Now it has put together all the pieces needed to be considered a world-class operation.""

More at: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030127/lam075_1.html


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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Tue Jan 28, 2003 4:43 pm

Isn't KE the first or second largest cargo carrier in the world? first being Lufthansa? does anyone have the ranking?

Although FedEx / UPS / DHL are not counted since they are not really cargo haulers, more on express mails, I would think FedEx is the largest if we were to include all?
 
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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:54 pm

Absolute tonnage wise, UPS and FedEx are the biggest, but on terms of FTKs (freight-tonne kilometers) both LH and KE are in the top 5 (I think #1 and #2 respectively, although I don't have the info in front of me).

As for the announcement, it's good to see all of the hard work paying off. Now let's see if they do anything for those of us making them #1.... Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Wed Jan 29, 2003 6:48 am

Fed Ex is a lot larger than UPS because UPS trucks a lot more than flying it. I would think that Lufthansa or JAL would be bigger and better than Korean in cargo though
 
JayDavis
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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:43 am

KE is second to LH in terms of cargo hauling for a passenger airline. I work for KE but I work in the passenger sales side. With that being said, we will change our departure time out of DFW from nighttime to daytime beginning on April 1, 2003. The new flight schedules have been loaded into all CRS systems.

 
lubcha132
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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:44 am

out of curiosity...its only been 2003 for about 28 days. how can we know?
 
flyingbronco05
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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:23 pm

Lubcha132

The 2003 year award is for best cargo airline of 2002 I believe.

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mikeclod
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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:25 pm

Probably fiscal year.
 
Lekky-Man
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RE: 2003 Cargo Company Of The Year Is...

Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:03 am

Not Atlantic Airlines then?

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