Planeboy17 wrote:muralir wrote:Apparently O'hare now has a direct cargo flight to SYD:
https://www.aircargoweek.com/db-schenke ... y-flights/
I'm curious, is this a nonstop, or a "direct" with a fuel stop? Since it's freight, I'm guessing it's the latter, but the timing is pretty tight to include a fuel stop. And also, if it's a fuel stop, why wouldn't they just make it a regular stop to pickup/dropoff more cargo?
At any rate, this definitely speaks to the cargo demand for a direct ORD-SYD flight, which makes the economics for a passenger service even more compelling. Fingers crossed...
Your right, there are some odd things about this article. Besides the direct, nonstop question, I’m confused how they don’t mention who the carrier is. They state DB Schenker but I believe that’s the freight forwarder? It’s certainly not the air carrier. Also, I’m pretty sure there is not a 777-300F yet.
Just seems like a lot of missing info there.
P.S. there is already a cargo service to SYD from ORD now operated by Atlas on behalf of Qantas via HNL.
Well it looks like it is Emirates Skycargo service, as per the article the flight is supposed to depart sunday at 22:45 and EK9252 had a scheduled departure of 22:45 and flew ORD-HNL-SYD operating with 77F. Aircraft reg was A6-EFK.