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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:20 am

Why is NWA the only US commercial airline with a cargo division?
 
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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:23 am

AQ and AS both fly freighters as well. UA and AA used to and UA may get back in the game some day.
 
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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:24 am

I would think NW is the only one with a cargo division because of their hub in NRT, Asia is where there is much cargo.
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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 1):
UA and AA used to and UA may get back in the game some day.

They tried it within the past 10 years and got killed by NW and other Cargo carriers. NW has as many cargo slots to china as FedEx and UPS. Also its history and integration, it has a lot of systems that other airlines would have to spend millions on.
 
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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:48 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 2):

NW uses ANC as its cargo hub not NRT, also NW did a lot of military lift for the U.S. during and after WWII shuttling supplies to Alaska , which is why they have a red tail, so they started freight services way back and continued to expand on that earlier service.
 
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NWA only US Carrier with Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 3):
They tried it within the past 10 years and got killed by NW and other Cargo carriers

True - UA's DC10F experiment didn't last too long. I did read an article in Air Cargo World not that long ago though Where UA'a head of cArgo ops said they were considering an all-cargo arm again. Of course they're probably "considering" a lot of things. Same magazine had an interview with NW's CEO stating they were thinking of finally ditching the 742F's and either doing some 744 conversions from their pax fleet or buying new-build 748F's. Don't know where they'd get the $$$ for that though
 
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RE: NWA Cargo

Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:48 am

Quoting DL767captain (Thread starter):
Why is NWA the only US commercial airline with a cargo division?

Other US airlines actually do have cargo divisions and generate a lot of revenue from cargo, but the cargo is carried on passenger aircraft. One example:
http://www.aacargo.com/

Many US carriers did operate freighters in the past. Apart from UA's more recent all-cargo DC-10s, they also had a sizable cargo operation between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s using 15 DC-8-50Fs. UA was the only carrier to purchase new DC-8s factory-built as freighters without passenger windows.

A few US carrier freighters of the past:


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RE: NWA Only US Carrier With Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:14 am

CO has a "cargo division" as well...however if you mean dedicated freighters...
 
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RE: NWA Only US Carrier With Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:08 am

All airlines have cargo divisions. Not all have dedicated freighters.
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RE: NWA Only US Carrier With Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:19 am

Quoting Cslusarc (Reply 8):
All airlines have cargo divisions. Not all have dedicated freighters.

Not all airlines have cargo divisions. Some low-cost carriers, including the two largest in Europe (Ryanair and EasyJet), do not carry cargo.
 
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RE: NWA Only US Carrier With Cargo Division?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:10 pm

Quoting DL767captain (Thread starter):
Why is NWA the only US commercial airline with a cargo division?

They're not.


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RE: NWA Only US Carrier With Cargo Division?

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:13 am

So cool to see the Delta C 130. I love that pic.
 
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RE: NWA Only US Carrier With Cargo Division?

Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:27 am

Should we count World Airways as well? They do have a cargo arm which they use on charters.
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