|Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 2):|
Interesting that those are all legacy hubs for other carriers (DL and NW). NW also send a 747 in from ANC each morning. Do they have agreements with those carriers to share hauling the freight?
I don't think that there's a relationship between the city and the choice of the DC8, except that the DC8 hauls a bunch of freight (90,000 lbs plus) like the 762, and so goes into the larger cities, as does the 762. The critical thing is that each of these large cities is a relatively-short flight from ILN
, so the fuel burn difference between the 8 and the 762 isn't as great as, say, flying it to LAX
Air is an express parcel airline, for the most part, flying for DHL Express. It has no need to share any DOMESTIC freight with NW
. The single Northwest Cargo flight into ILN
is a nightly scheduled flight for DHL which brings express from Asia via ANC
where it is injected into the DHL domestic express network. Similarly, a Lufthansa Cargo flight arrives nightly from England (with a previous stop in Europe) at ILN
, bringing the European parcels into ILN
. At ILN
, of course, the parcels go into the DHL US express network.
DHL also buys international space on other carriers. For example, it just bought part of Polar Air Cargo, and will be guaranteed space on numerous Polar scheduled flights.