Air Transport World

U.S. cargo carriers. (1991 World Airline Report)

Aerial: Traffic continued to fall sharply at the Miami-based carrier in 1991. It reported to DOT that its FTKs were down 51.1% to 5.2 million.

Airborne Express: The No. 3 integrated carrier (ATW, 2/92) posted good growth in shipments and revenues in 1991, although net earnings were down slightly.

Domestic shipments for the year were up 23.5% to 106.2 million and int'l shipments rose 20% to 2.8 million, the company reported. Revenues grew 16.7% to $1.4 billion and Airborne wound up with a net of $30 million, down from $34 million in 1990.

Air Transport International: This year, the Little Rock-based carrier will add two 747-100 freighters to a fleet that comprises two DC-8-61Fs, two DC-8-62Fs and four DC-8-63Fs. The 747s will be operated on a wet-lease and charter basis.

Last year saw a small increase of 0.9% to 187.9 million FTKs, ATI reported to DOT. Revenues rose 3.5% to $44.6 million to produce an operating profit of $4.1 million and a net of $4.6 million. Income figures were down from an operating profit of $5.6 million and a net of $5.8 million in 1990.

American International: The renamed Connie Kalitta Flying Service flew 187.7 million FTKs last year, down 5.9% from its 1990 total, according to DOT filings. …

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