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Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:37 am

Hello

I notice that a CK 742 has been landing at LAX at around 1600 lately, now CK normal 742s from HNL to LAX, arrives around 2300, so I decided to look the flight up on Flightaware, and I see that this flight is from MEM. Now I know Fed Ex, which has their main hub in MEM, has a high number of shipments during the holiday season, so is CK flight 564, a charter flight for Fed Ex during their holiday freight movement?

Here the Flightaware tracking for CK flight 564:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CKS5 ... /KMEM/KLAX
 
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Re: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:39 am

Yea I've seen their 727 at BWI parked at the cargo facility as well.
 
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Re: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:15 am

Kalitta is and will be doing flight for FedEx for peak season, but this flight you are talking about is being operated for USPS. All flights operating for FedEx will be using a FDX call sign not CKS.
 
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Re: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:18 am

jnev3289 wrote:
Yea I've seen their 727 at BWI parked at the cargo facility as well.


That's a different airline, for what it's worth. Kalitta Air is a 121 carrier operating the 747 and 767. Kalitta Charters has both a 121 and 135 certificate, operating the 727, 737 and DC9 on the 121 side and various other aircraft on the 135 side.
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Allee
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Re: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:34 am

jnev3289 wrote:
Yea I've seen their 727 at BWI parked at the cargo facility as well.


The 727 at BWI is a DHL flight
 
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Re: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:44 am

This year, Kalitta has been using N5539BC, a 744 BCF, to fly MEM-HNL-LAX-MEM round trips for FX everyday since the end of November.
 
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Re: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:51 am

N761CK is flying for FX as well

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