|Quoting FLYiCRJ (Thread starter):|
I really enjoy seeing Airborne Express planes....I miss the ABX DC-8's at EWR
|Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 1):|
Does that 115 aircraft include DHL, or how does that alliance work. I know there is some kind of Airborne/DHL alliance, but I'm not sure of the specifics. If you or anyone knows, info would be appreciated just for curiosity's sake. Thanks.
|Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 2):|
There was actually a thread on this not to long ago.
|Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 8):|
What's a used 200 worth? 8 Million?
|Quoting FlyGuyClt (Reply 6):|
It seems that the Delta management is getting on the ball of using their assets to the best of their ability
|Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 11):|
How many DC-8 ABX has left and when is the retirement going to be?
|Quoting FLYiCRJ (Thread starter):|
The deal calls for Delta to service ABX's 25 Boeing 767 aircraft on an exclusive basis for 10 years.
|Quoting ACYWG (Reply 14):|
Correct me here, but whats the deal with Delta Servicing ABX's 767's when Delta's 767's are serviced by AC...why would Delta have its planes serviced by someone else and then service someone elses planes that are almost exactly the same as the ones it itself has
|Quoting DHLSAN (Reply 13):|
Latest rumor is that once the ILN conversion is complete, DHL airways will no longer exist since ABX has the bigger fleet and can handle the cargo. The DHL fleet would only be used for intl while ABX will handle all domestic freight flights
|Quoting WhalePilot (Reply 19):|
Also DHL will never have just one contractor providing it's sole lift in the US because DHL would not have leverage on a single carrier like it has now with two carriers that it can pit against one another.
|Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 18):|
Pretty interesting, if true, but I don't know why that would be. "DHL Airways" is now AStar Air Cargo and is owned by a group of private investors. Their contract with DHL was mentioned in the Administrative Law Judge's decision as posted on the AStar web site. My recollection is that there is an enormous breakup fee in that contract that would have to be paid if DHL tried something like this with AStar. There would also be a huge amount of litigation over it, as it would effectively destroy AStar and ruin its investors. Besides, if they were going to go exclusively with ABX Air, it wouldn't make sense that they are forcing ABX to park like a zillion aircraft. Rather, it seems like they are merging the two fleets, as both are now flying to each other's hubs.
Anything is possible, and the rumor may be true, but it isn't based on an accurate portrayal of the facts. "ABX has a bigger fleet" has never driven any decision by DHL. "Exclusively for international" also doesn't make sense, as DHL Airways (now AStar Air Cargo) is a domestic carrier. There are other international DHL carriers that have nothing to do with AStar.
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