Air Transport World

U.S. cargo carrier. (air freight service airlines) (World Airline Report 1990)

ABX Air: The airline subsidiary of Airborne Freight Corp. had a good year in 1990, posting big gains in traffic, revenues and profits. ABX and Airborne Freight operate jointly as Airborne Express.

On the traffic front, FTKs grew 16.6% to 545.3 million last year and an increase of 11.8% is forecast for this year. On the financial side, revenues jumped 24.4% to $1.18 billion to produce increases to $69.4 million from $49.5 million in operating profit and to $33.6 million from $19.1 million in net.

In other news, the carrier opened its sixth and seventh regional hubs, in Roanoke, Va., and Columbia, Mo., along with its third sort building. Earlier this year, it became the first airline to operate Stage 3 DC-9-10s, thanks to receipt of FAA approval for a new hush kit for the twinjet.

Aerial: The Miami-based carrier suffered a traffic decline in 1990 after strong growth in 1989. FTKs fell 18.6% last year to 11.2 million, Aerial reported to DOT.

Air Resorts: The carrier operated scheduled cargo service out of Tucson for part of 1990 but ceased service this past January. Air Transport international: The Arkansas-based carrier's traffic more than doubled in 1990, as it flew 186. …

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