Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
777way
Topic Author
Posts: 6457
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:38 am

Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:16 pm

Is this service still there? routemap dosent show it, infact it never appeared on it, was it even launched?
 
DeltaRules
Posts: 5430
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2001 11:57 am

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:26 pm

I think it launched, but I'm not sure of its current status. Might want to ask here for more information from the locals: The Rest Of Ohio, Part 4 (by KarelXWB Jan 18 2016 in Civil Aviation)

edit- It operated last night and looks to every 3-4 days AMS-LCK-ORD: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...9/history/20160225/0405Z/KLCK/KORD

[Edited 2016-02-25 14:29:20]
 
User avatar
ER757
Posts: 4275
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 10:16 am

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:31 pm

Not listed on the freighter schedule on their website either

http://www.skycargo.com/english/Images/WTT2015_FreighterSched_FA.PDF
 
cmh235
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:58 pm

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:49 pm

Still operating every Wednesday and Saturday. For some reason it's not listed on the EK website as a destination but is still in the schedule download (Excel file) http://skychain.emirates.com/skychain/app (download the complete timetable file).

Cathay and Cargolux also still operate 3x a week
 
BravoEchoNov
Posts: 340
Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:55 am

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:22 pm

What does Columbus have to offer that brings these cargo planes?
 
johnclipper
Posts: 539
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:44 am

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:16 am

The Limited/Victoria Secret
 
DeltaRules
Posts: 5430
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2001 11:57 am

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:17 am

Quoting bravoechonov (Reply 4):
What does Columbus have to offer that brings these cargo planes?

"High fashion" items, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, machinery, and electronic parts outbound. An alternative to ORD for shipping inbound.

http://www.emirates.com/us/english/a...s/news_detail.aspx?article=2366231
 
Viscount724
Posts: 19316
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:32 pm

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:03 am

Quoting bravoechonov (Reply 4):
What does Columbus have to offer that brings these cargo planes?

Article when the service was announced:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/...ycargo-adding-rickenbacker-to.html

Excerpt:

Emirates officials expect Columbus will see deliveries of fashion products, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, electronics and machinery. Central Ohio fashion companies such as L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) are driving the service, said Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer for Columbus 2020.

“The international air cargo market certainly recognizes who’s here,” McDonald told me. “It’s no secret that L Brands is bringing in apparel from Asia and has facilities worldwide.”

The service allows customers to bypass more costly chartered service, McDonald said.
 
NoTime
Posts: 626
Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:21 am

RE: Emirates Cargo Columbus Route Dropped?

Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:52 am

Yeah, they're still coming to LCK (note, not CMH) a couple of times per week. Same for Cargolux and Cathay Pacific. FedEx and UPS come in with a mix of 757's, A300's and others. It's really pretty cool to see the big boys flying around the city.

Quoting bravoechonov (Reply 4):
What does Columbus have to offer that brings these cargo planes?

As others have pointed out, L Brands and A&F are big reasons. But LCK has really worked to position itself as a premiere cargo airport over the last fifteen years. It's a multi-modal port with some pretty slick facilities for air, rail and truck transportation, a foreign trade zone and a ton of freight forwarders.

Their standard selling line is "two parallel 12,000 ft runways, low landing fees, extensive cargo handling facilities and less than a 10hr drive to more than 50 percent of the US and Canadian populations."

I'm happy to see them doing well.  

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos