Huntsville serves as the North American base for Panalpina. We get two 747's a day, mainly from Miami, Edinburgh, and Luxembourg. More info is available here:
Panalpina operates out of a 100 000 square foot facility next to the cargo terminal. Through the years, I have seen airlines such as ATLAS, Cargolux, MK
, Southern, TAESA, and Kalitta operate on their behalf. In fact, the western runway at HSV
is being lengthened from 8 000 feet to 12 600 feet in preparation of cargo flights to eastern Asia.
Huntsville is a large aerospace, high-tech, military center and many items related to these industries are shipped through HSV
. Mercedes in Tuscaloosa uses these flights as well.
The cargo ramp seems to see quite a bit of activity here in HSV
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