We're hearing talk that FedEx will be moving their operations (at least a significant part of it) from Boston-Logan up here to Manchester, NH. MHT already ranks third in tonnage for New England airports, behind only BOS and BDL. Our main runway 17-35 will be lengthened from 7000 feet to 9000 feet, and I'm wondering if this shift by FedEx will coincide with that. FedEx already has a daily A310 in here while UPS has a 767-300 and a 757.
Can anyone shed light on this story, and if true, what's prompting the shift...parking @ BOS for the jets? It seems to me that FedEx has quite a building there...I've seen 3 or 4 DC-10s/MD-11s there at one time, plus smalled A310s and 727s.
On my Yahoo! Club devoted to Manchester Airport (new members welcome!) one of our members who is a fueler at MHT clicked a picture of a FE DC-10 up here one day that flew the 50 miles from BOS. In addition to the A310, FE has a 727-100 that basically flies empty from BOS-MHT and sits up here beside its bigger sibling for most of the day.