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Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:10 pm

Someone in another thread mentioned starting a separate topic for this. Winter is in the air and so are millions of packages for good little customers the world over. It is the closest that many of us freight handlers will come to playing Santa Claus. Welcome to Peak Season.

Feel free to post any updates from any of the cargo carriers out there. It's always interesting to see what changed occur during the heaviest time of the year.

A few changes in North America from DHL's hub at CVG: for the first time, Cargojet is operating two flights to YHM per night. Interestingly, one of these flights appears to be using N999YV (a 21 Air 767) at least for now.
One more CVG/ATL and one more CVG/LAX have been added as well. The earlier ATL is an oddity as well: not only is it the first domestic to depart every night (at 02:00) but it is also using a Kalitta 737. The second LAX is a late flight that departs around 07:30 every morning.
CVG/BNA is back to having its own flight, as has been the norm during the past few peak seasons. It is a truck-only route the rest of the year. This year they appear to be using Kalitta 737s as opposed to 757s.
CVG/HRL and CVG/MTY are their own separate flights at this point. Not sure how far volume will drop before they are consolidated again.

Looking forward to what other changes may come. Tis the season!
 
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Re: Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:16 pm

I noticed that Kalitta flew an extra rotation to JFK this am, also using a 737-400.
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Re: Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:44 pm

It's amazing how much UPS has built up SBD this year. Looks like it's 10 flights a day on weekdays.
 
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:17 pm

Looks like Atlas is using a 747-400BCF for FDX this year.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:25 pm

Harvestman wrote:
Someone in another thread mentioned starting a separate topic for this. Winter is in the air and so are millions of packages for good little customers the world over. It is the closest that many of us freight handlers will come to playing Santa Claus. Welcome to Peak Season.

CVG/HRL and CVG/MTY are their own separate flights at this point. Not sure how far volume will drop before they are consolidated again.

Looking forward to what other changes may come. Tis the season!


That was me I think. Thanks for pulling the trigger on this, I'm up to my eyeballs at work too so haven't been so vigilant.

Interestingly on the HRL route, there were 2 762s flying almost nose to tail on the route to CVG this morning: GTI2195 and ABX2184
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:19 pm

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It's amazing how much UPS has built up SBD this year. Looks like it's 10 flights a day on weekdays.


What is the reason for this? Is ONT at capacity?
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:43 pm

doug_or wrote:
code176 wrote:
It's amazing how much UPS has built up SBD this year. Looks like it's 10 flights a day on weekdays.


What is the reason for this? Is ONT at capacity?

Yep, and South Cal as a whole is exploding. ONT is running full tilt 24/7. SBD can take some of the pressure off, at least aircraft wise. Sort wise it will probably all still roll through ONT.
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:41 pm

Western Global working for UPS:

MD11s:
542KD
546JN
411SN
415JN
435KD
512JN
513SN
581JN
Possibly being added: 799JN

So that's 8 MD11s, running mainly hub-to-hub but also into some major cities (e.g. ATL, DET, etc.).

AND, most-interesting, N356KD, a 747-400BCF, is running SDF-DFW, with as much as 4 segments per day.
 
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:48 pm

ATSG aircraft working for UPS:

N376AN, ATI 767-300. Presently PHL-MIA-SDF-MIA-PHL daily.
N395CM, ATI 767-300. Mostly been PHL-MCO-SDF-MCO-PHL daily.

N317CM, ABX 767-300. MHT-SDF-MHT, once or twice daily.
N363CM, ABX 767-300. CAE-MHR-CAE daily.
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:41 am

I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:15 am

Out of curiosity how many daily departures does FX have on average from MEM/IND?
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:24 am

RichardWelling wrote:
I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.


There's "peak" in the sense of shipping goods in bulk into the US, usually by water transportation but also to a lesser extent by international air. This is indeed measured in tons. That may have been affected by the trade war with China, as well as by declines of the economies of some European and other socialist-leaning countries. No doubt the world economy isn't growing as fast as the US one is. And the European air and sea cargo carriers in particular are whining about unused capacity.

Then there's Peak, in which people in the US send gifts to others, and order gifts by e-commerce, mostly of inventory that is in the US by this point and moves within the US. That is exploding. The economy is hot, hot, hot, with the lowest unemployment in 50 years (and low inflation because the size of the worker pool is growing; people are going back to work who were not previously looking for work) and a consumer economy that is currently extremely-strong. I saw some figures, which I can't confirm, to the effect that e-commerce sales are almost 30 percent ahead of last year, which would be incredible, and might explain why Walmart, for example, is currently in a huge mire in its ability to fulfill all its online orders, and FedEx Ground is in quicksand in various areas of the country.

That Peak is measured in parcels shipped and delivered -- and nobody but nobody is slow right now.

I have 4 Walmart orders that are being shipped to me in NYC from Florida for whatever reason, ordered on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of this month, all of which took a few days to get boxed and placed in a trailer. None of them have even been processed through the FedEx ground origin node. For 5 days, one has been showing by Fedex as having been loaded on a trailer said to contain the item, but the box hasn't even been scanned at the Fedex origin station yet. The others are in the exact same pickle, so it's not a one-off issue. This happened to FedEx Smartpost a few years ago, when they had trailers parked everywhere around their origination facilities for as much as a week just waiting to unload packages into the network. Looks like it is happening again in at least a few regions.

This isn't a soft Peak.
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:46 am

RichardWelling wrote:
I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.

Come to my gateway and tell me it’s a soft peak.

The Atlas’ of the world may see soft market conditions, but the integrators aren’t seeing it. The volume this year is staggering. Everybody wants everything now and that means we’re flying planes to the max.
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:34 am

RichardWelling wrote:
I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.


Folks beat me to the response, but in the us there is a peak. And not just a "soft peak". The number of temp jobs in last month across delivery networks is nuts (UPS / Amazon / Fedex etc all hiring it seems like almost anyone). Also seeing multiple / more split deliveries into a big building (ie, maybe not everything is getting a clean / full sort or just too much to run the whole route with one truck?). And I had the first "undeliverable" from Amazon this entire year into an office building (open and staffed so very deliverable). Due to an issue with the carrier the items will not be delivered and you have been refunded. $3K worth of stuff including some third party stuff - likely lost in the jumble (tracking went wonky and then vanished). I just hope the sellers still get paid.

Those are some signs to me that there is some demand
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm

jetblueguy22 wrote:
RichardWelling wrote:
I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.

Come to my gateway and tell me it’s a soft peak.

The Atlas’ of the world may see soft market conditions, but the integrators aren’t seeing it. The volume this year is staggering. Everybody wants everything now and that means we’re flying planes to the max.


Plus, Thanksgiving was very late this year. So you have a year where more people than ever are buying online, and there are fewer days during which to process the demand. Good luck to everyone working out there, and stay safe!
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:14 pm

Interesting commentary here; I've been keeping tabs on the aircraft that appear to be flying peak for my blog (I won't link to it, as I've got commercial self-interest in it, but if you want to Google "Air Cargo Peak Season 2019" you can find it if you want to).

A few other aircraft worth mentioning, that I've noted by reviewing flights my software has tagged as unusual.

21 Air has a B763 operating for CargoJet: N999YV

Atlas is operating five 744s for FedEx: N405KZ, N416MC, N471MC, N472MC, N499MC

Atlas has a pair of 744s operating for UPS: N429MC, N473MC

Cathay Pacific Cargo did a hop through SDF with a B748.

IFL has a single 727-200 flying SDF-RIV-SDF, N216WE.

Kalitta has five B744s flying for USPS: N708CK, N710CK, N712CK, N740CK, N741CK

SkyLease Cargo's N903AR has been on some odd routes recently, not sure who they're for or if it's peak related.

Would expect we might see National, Asia Pacific, and who knows else coming online in the next week or so as the next bump in lease equipment comes into play.
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:41 pm

ottergoose wrote:
Interesting commentary here; I've been keeping tabs on the aircraft that appear to be flying peak for my blog (I won't link to it, as I've got commercial self-interest in it, but if you want to Google "Air Cargo Peak Season 2019" you can find it if you want to).

A few other aircraft worth mentioning, that I've noted by reviewing flights my software has tagged as unusual.

21 Air has a B763 operating for CargoJet: N999YV

Atlas is operating five 744s for FedEx: N405KZ, N416MC, N471MC, N472MC, N499MC

Atlas has a pair of 744s operating for UPS: N429MC, N473MC

Cathay Pacific Cargo did a hop through SDF with a B748.

IFL has a single 727-200 flying SDF-RIV-SDF, N216WE.

Kalitta has five B744s flying for USPS: N708CK, N710CK, N712CK, N740CK, N741CK

SkyLease Cargo's N903AR has been on some odd routes recently, not sure who they're for or if it's peak related.

Would expect we might see National, Asia Pacific, and who knows else coming online in the next week or so as the next bump in lease equipment comes into play.


Thanks for that info! I know from what I've seen around on the ground side things are stupid busy, it's getting pretty hard to book on any LTL truck right now (and I have just a small crate to ship to Cincy). On the roads I saw leased in tractors hauling Fedex Ground double trailers, any duct taped together rig hauling Prime 53 footers. Local prime delivery at my Parent's house during thanksgiving (2 vans at the same time 2 houses from each other) were a prime painted unit with temp tags and a leased-in Budget van. Still haven't seen late night deliveries or rentals of smaller passenger vehicles like last year yet though, which leads me to think the current bottleneck isn in sort and line haul.

One question: I have N999YV (the 21 air bird) as a 762, not -3.It was parked earlier this year though, so is this the same aircraft or did 21 Air manage to find a 763F and reuse the reg?
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:04 pm

RichardWelling wrote:
I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.


Relative to consumers in the US, this is simply not the case. Over the road and air freight is full across the board. This is peak. In the Western US we are about 1.5 weeks away from peak rates for road freight on the commerical side. Almost no slack.
 
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Re: Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:20 pm

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code176 wrote:
It's amazing how much UPS has built up SBD this year. Looks like it's 10 flights a day on weekdays.


What is the reason for this? Is ONT at capacity?


To take it a step further, it was just a couple of seasons ago that SBD was merely an Xmas season station for UPS.

Looking at the currently planned schedule, SBD will see up to 12 UPS flights a day during the week (Mon-Thu) prior to Xmas. The UPS operation at ONT will have anywhere between 55-60 flights a day during the week prior to Xmas.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:33 pm

We will see how this all falls out this year. It appears that UPS is running all-out for Amazon, while Fedex is picking up everything else at a premium. Revenue reports in early 2020 could be a real eye-opener.
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:52 pm

Spacepope wrote:
ottergoose wrote:
21 Air has a B763 operating for CargoJet: N999YV.

I have N999YV (the 21 air bird) as a 762, not -3.


D'oh!! You're absolutely correct, it's a 762, not 763 - thank you for catching that! I attempted to edit it, but, apparently we can only edit within a certain window?
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:03 pm

ottergoose wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
ottergoose wrote:
21 Air has a B763 operating for CargoJet: N999YV.

I have N999YV (the 21 air bird) as a 762, not -3.


D'oh!! You're absolutely correct, it's a 762, not 763 - thank you for catching that! I attempted to edit it, but, apparently we can only edit within a certain window?

It's apparently just really short so you can correct those errors you always seem to see right after you hit the "submit" button.

Thanks for clearing that up, I wasn't sure whether 21Air was suddenly adding new airframes or not. We'll see how long they can run 999 till it breaks this season, like its stablemate on the mexico runs.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Perhaps on the domestic front we are facing a peak but for international. There has been a trend of ebbs and flows due to the volatile market right now.
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:26 pm

I've noticed more Western Global and Atlas jets have been showing up more often since Thanksgiving. Atlas 747s aren't running as often as last year when they ran daily to EWR a few times a day.
 
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:07 pm

Fascinating report from USPS regarding its use of certain charter aircraft outside of Peak: https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/f ... 19-002.pdf

Too bad they excised so much of the actual detail that it's hard to be sure exactly what they're talking about.
 
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 pm

UPS and FedEx have bumped up service at MHT as they always do. UPS is sending an A306 from Ontario to MHT each day.

Also of note is the log jam of Amazon Prime trailers being parked at MHT. They don't fly here, but I do know they are in the midst of building two big distribution centers...one to the north in Hooksett, NH and another to the south in Andover, MA. Stretch a string between Andover and Hooksett and you go right through MHT. It could be a precursor to them adding freighters there.
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:50 pm

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UPS and FedEx have bumped up service at MHT as they always do. UPS is sending an A306 from Ontario to MHT each day.

Also of note is the log jam of Amazon Prime trailers being parked at MHT. They don't fly here, but I do know they are in the midst of building two big distribution centers...one to the north in Hooksett, NH and another to the south in Andover, MA. Stretch a string between Andover and Hooksett and you go right through MHT. It could be a precursor to them adding freighters there.

I’d guess there was about 50 or so trailers there yesterday plus another 20 or so sprinter vans as well. If I remember correctly I believe last years Ontario’s flight was on a 757 so a little upgrade there. Last week there was 3 aircraft on the ramp while a fourth was waiting for one to push back must say it was nice to see. It looked to me that the Hooksett location was up and running a weeks ago.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:44 am

ChrisNH38 wrote:
UPS and FedEx have bumped up service at MHT as they always do. UPS is sending an A306 from Ontario to MHT each day.

Also of note is the log jam of Amazon Prime trailers being parked at MHT. They don't fly here, but I do know they are in the midst of building two big distribution centers...one to the north in Hooksett, NH and another to the south in Andover, MA. Stretch a string between Andover and Hooksett and you go right through MHT. It could be a precursor to them adding freighters there.


Don't forget the one-or-twice-daily ABX 767-300 running MHT-SDF-MHT for UPS. Right now, it's N317CM doing that duty.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:47 am

And starting tonight (12/10/19), ATI's N255CM is off military duty and running ICT-SDF-ICT for UPS.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:52 am

ATI is now running 22 aircraft for Amazon, 1 aircraft for NAC/Aloha, and 3 aircraft for UPS. They're doing Peak with zero operational spares. So if anything breaks, they're going to have to look to ABX (and perhaps Atlas) for coverage. ABX still has a little 767-200 slack, but not a lot.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:18 am

I think I mentioned that Amerijet is running one 767-300 in Peak for UPS, MHR-PHL-MHR.

Amerijet is also running another 767-300 for FedEx (under a FedEx callsign) MEM-VCP (Brazil), sometimes by way of Puerto Rico.
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:42 am

Starting tonight (12/10/19), Atlas has 767-300 N663GT on OMA-SDF-OMA for UPS.

Atlas also has N1511A (an Amazon-like-numbered 767-300, normally an Atlas operational spare for Amazon work) apparently running routes for DHL in Peak.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:53 am

And Western Global's MD11 N799JN, as of tonight (12/10/19), has indeed been added to the 8 other Western Global MD11s operating for UPS in Peak, initially running between SDF and EWR and DFW.

So WGA is now running 9 MD11s and 1 747 for UPS this Peak.

Looking back at the posts above, the aircraft volume being added at UPS suggests that things are running strong for them in the air network. A lot of these aircraft don't operate on days that they're not needed, and they now all seem to be pulling hard. Noticing that IFL 727 (N216WE) running two round-trips RIV-SDF-RIV-SDF-RIV on many of the last 10 days (and at least one on the others), is to me an indication that there's some solid volume out there.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:17 am

And it looks like N798AX has moved to SDF and may be ready to roll out as a 3rd ABX aircraft operating for UPS as of tonight. 798 is the highest-cycle 767-200 still operating, and has to be very close to its LOV; ABX uses it largely as an operational spare, but it does see a fair amount of duty in that role. N740AX, the oldest 767-200 still operating (it's line number 6), has been at ILN for over a month despite having gone through a 4-month heavy check involving a lot of sheet metal work there just earlier this year and a repaint in early October; it's possible that 798 is covering for it until it's available for this duty. Despite its chronological age, 740 has a lot of cycles left. Were it available, ABX might not be using 798 for this work.

Regardless, looks like a third ABX aircraft in the mix for Peak at UPS.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:23 am

And it looks like N903AR, a Sky Lease Cargo 747-400, will be running for UPS, initially SDF-MCO.

N904AR, Sky Lease's other 747-400, is flying shortly to MIA from SDF; unclear at the moment whether that's gonna be a round-trip, or if she's just flying home. I'm thinking probably they want to keep her generating revenue if she's able, so we should keep an eye on her.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:13 pm

I see a lot of comments with regard to parcel delivery which has been going up worldwide for some years now. If you look at global cargo hauling, which to me is something different than parcel hauling, it's a different story.
Global cargo is also peaking in Q4, but the peak is far softer than previous years, this mainly due to political unrest, trade wars, HKG-uprise, potential Brexit etc. Many airlines are reporting less revenue than previous years and there is a general overcapacity in the market. Part of this overcapacity has been created by the new generation passenger aircraft like the 787 & 350 which can carry much more cargo than their predecessors A330/B767. SIzewise they are still similar, but can take far more weight on board on an average mission. Due to the overcapacity the yields haven't gone up like they did in previous years, resulting in less results for the carriers.
Parcel carriers/integrators will normally keep seeing uprising statistics, especially due to increase in worldwide eCommerce. But also here there is some darkness on the horizon if the USA-China tradewar keeps on going. This tradewar does not only harm traffic between those two countries but also globally since not only Chinese or US-carriers are involved in the supplychain of the likes of Alibaba etc.
For cargo 2020 might very well become another very challenging year... ( and hell I love the challenges ;) )
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:49 pm

UPS has been flying a 744 on CGN-PHL, that has always been a 763 or MD11.

Today 12/10:
Kalitta 744 BWI-PHL
Kalitta 744 PHX-PHL
Atlas Air 762 CVG-PHL
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:49 pm

A quick reminder to our international friends here that "peak" here refers to US domestic holiday free-for-all adventures that happens every December.

Wjcandee thanks for those updates, looks like some weather is coming in the central US this weekend that'll really throw a wrench into things. Now waiting for the first contracted plane to break (and you just know something will). Was watching N903AR the other day, looks like it shoehorned in a quick lobster transport flight to China in its free time this week too.

Here at COS we usually get onece-daily FX service running MEM-COS-GJT-COS-MEM. This route has had the GJT tag-on eliminated (which is now getting served as as MEM-GJT-FAT and return. COS has also seen a MEM-COS-PHX flight added as well. All these flights are via 752s.
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:04 pm

And unfortunately we've had our first accident overnight of this peak season. Martinaire Aviation, which flies feeder services for UPS in Texas, lost C208B N4602B with the pilot presumed deceased by authorities while flying VCT-IAH. Reported on Aviation-safety.net. Looking at the last flight data, something went severely wrong. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MRA ... /KVCT/KIAH
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:42 pm

Kalitta's 747 N401KZ was at BWI today providing peak lift for UPS.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:06 pm

Asia Pacific N888LT is on the mainland now and seems to be doing ONT-PDX runs.
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:33 pm

Appreciate all of the updates mentioned above! Didn't know about the Amerijet activity, nice job catching that.

To add on to what's been mentioned above, there was a huge wave of new aircraft joining UPS today/yesterday (December 9 and 10); sounds like another way coming on December 16.

Added in the last 36 hours:

Six additional Atlas 744s to UPS: N404KZ, N408MC, N782CK, N485MC, N486MC, N496MC

Eight additional Kalitta 744s to UPS: N401KZ, N402KZ, N705CK, N706CK, N715CK, N742CK, N745CK, N782CK

Three SkyLease Cargo to UPS: 744s N903AR, N904AR; MD11 N950AR
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:46 pm

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Amerijet is also running another 767-300 for FedEx (under a FedEx callsign) MEM-VCP (Brazil), sometimes by way of Puerto Rico.


N396CM seems to be doing that run.
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 pm

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I think I mentioned that Amerijet is running one 767-300 in Peak for UPS, MHR-PHL-MHR.


Has this started yet? Reviewed recent activity of the Amerijet fleet and I don't see any running MHR-PHL-MHR.
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:38 pm

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ottergoose wrote:
Appreciate all of the updates mentioned above! Didn't know about the Amerijet activity, nice job catching that.

To add on to what's been mentioned above, there was a huge wave of new aircraft joining UPS today/yesterday (December 9 and 10); sounds like another way coming on December 16.

Added in the last 36 hours:

Six additional Atlas 744s to UPS: N404KZ, N408MC, N782CK, N485MC, N486MC, N496MC

Eight additional Kalitta 744s to UPS: N401KZ, N402KZ, N705CK, N706CK, N715CK, N742CK, N745CK, N782CK

Three SkyLease Cargo to UPS: 744s N903AR, N904AR; MD11 N950AR


Wow, that's 29 contracted 744s so far this season to UPS and USPS. Amazing.
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm

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And unfortunately we've had our first accident overnight of this peak season. Martinaire Aviation, which flies feeder services for UPS in Texas, lost C208B N4602B with the pilot presumed deceased by authorities while flying VCT-IAH. Reported on Aviation-safety.net. Looking at the last flight data, something went severely wrong. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MRA ... /KVCT/KIAH


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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:49 pm

ottergoose wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
I think I mentioned that Amerijet is running one 767-300 in Peak for UPS, MHR-PHL-MHR.


Has this started yet? Reviewed recent activity of the Amerijet fleet and I don't see any running MHR-PHL-MHR.


SMF. I meant SMF not MHR. Sacramento. N316CM.
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Western Global's other 744, N344KD, started flying for UPS last night, December 10.

Reviewing WGA's fleet, every aircraft they've got that's flown more recently than June is now flying peak for UPS, save N412SN, which is bouncing in and out of the Middle East.

Kalitta Charters II B722 N724CK has done a few unusual routes out of CVG to BNA and MIA recently - not sure if they're peak for DHL, or just their usual ad-hoc flying.
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:12 pm

What happens to carriers like Skylease Cargo. Do their tarmac queens from MIA get into the party?
 
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Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:38 pm

Western Global 1195 had an air turn back to PHL last evening: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WGN ... /KPHL/KPHL

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