Biggles
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Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:38 am

An ABX DC9-30 just departed to FAR as ABX943 . Probably an adhoc flight(??) ,but nice to see an old 9. Cargo traffic appears to be increasing in YYC.
 
BrowntailWhale
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:09 am

Nope, not an adhoc. ABX has replaced Astar in flying DHL packages to YYC.
 
Biggles
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:01 pm

Ahh..thanks for the update. Will we see any other equipment , or just the DC9 ??
 
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:35 pm

A little off-topic but I know ABX was bought by DHL correct? And ABX planes are being repainted into the DHL yellow scheme right? Do they still use the 'ABEX" callsign or is that going to be changed to something else?

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Biggles
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:15 pm

The DC9 I saw was still in ABX colours and titles,and used an ABX callsign.
 
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:21 pm

DHL bought Airborne Express ground and delivery service. The Airline is now and independant campany called ABX Air. DHL will be their biggest customer but they will also fly freight for anyone who needs it. As a good will jesture they will paint some of the ABX Air in the DHL livery but the rest of the fleet will be repainted into the new ABX scheme. There is a few pictures in the database of the new colors. Once the move of DHL's sort from CVG to ILN is complete, some of the DHL planes will be retired depending on age.

UPS and FedEx sued to stop the merger based on a foreign company owning so many planes that they would have aquired if the AC came with the deal, so this is how they solved the problem, by breaking off ABX. You can read about it and see the new livery at http://www.abxair.com/


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Yellow?
 
DHLSAN
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:28 pm

I have also heard that ABX pilots are the highest paid in the freight business and maybe of even all airlines for the senior Captains.
Yellow?
 
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RE: Airborne Express In YYC

Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:18 am

Quoting DHLSAN (Reply 6):

Not true. We at UPS make more that ABX does. While their hourly pay is higher than ours, they are only paid a 65 hour guarentee for 12 pay periods vs. UPS' 75 hour guarentee for 13 pay periods. Therfore when you multiply it out, UPS pays more than ABX.

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