Air Transport World

U.S. cargo carriers. (World Airline Report 1989)

Aerial: Traffic was up once again at the Miami-based carrier in 1989. Aerial flew 12.9 million FTKs during the year, an increase of 14% from its 1988 total. The year was not as good financially, however, as a 24.1% jump to $5.4 million in revenues resulted in operating and net losses of $395,339.

Airborne Express: With its fleet of 55 aircraft, Airborne flew 467.7 million FTKs in 1989 to post a 25.4% increase over the 1988 total. Lesser growth of 15.6% is forecast in 1990.

Last year also was an excellent one financially. The company reported an operating profit of $49.5 million, up from $22.4 million, and a net of $19.1 million, up from $7 million, on a 23.7% gain to $949.9 million in revenues.

This year will see certification, in a joint effort with Praftt & Whitney, of a Stage III hush-kit modification for all DC-9 models from the Dash 10 through the Dash 50. Currently, Airborne files 26 DC-9s and plans to acquire 22 more.

Air Train: The cargo charter carrier, established in 1987 as a contractor to CF AirFreight, was transformed into Emery Worldwide Airlines when that company was created from the merger of CF AirFreight and Emery Air Freight in 1989.

Air Transport International: The Arkansas-based carrier reported to DOT that it flew 67.9 million FTKs in 1989. Comparative 1988 figures were not available. …

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