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More and heavier charters add to STL’s bright cargo prospects

More and heavier charters add to STL’s bright cargo prospects
October 3, 2017 Evan Glantz

This story was originally published on American Journal of Transportation on October 3, 2017.


By AJOT

“For the year to date, the airport has witnessed a 30% increase in freight charters, compared with the same period in 2016. The average weight of cargo on flights has increased almost four-fold to 45,982 lbs (20,857 kgs).

In September, the airport also saw its two heaviest charter movements in some years: 216,681 lbs (98,264 kgs) and 233,000 lbs (105,665 kgs), uplifted by 747-8F aircraft operated by AirBridge Cargo; these were the first ever operations into STL by the 747-8F. STL also recently saw the first visit to the airport of the An-124 in 5 years…”

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