United Cargo carries out 5,000th cargo-only PAX flight

By Rachelle Harry

United Cargo has carried out five thousand cargo-only flights using passenger aircraft.

The carrier has been operating the flights since March 19, using its Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft, to transport cargo such as medical supplies and PPE.

In total, United’s cargo-only flights have moved more than 83,000 tonnes of cargo around the US and to global destinations.

In addition, in cooperation with its freight forwarders and global partners, United Cargo has helped to transport more than 53,000 tonnes of medical supplies to aid in the fight against Covid-19, using cargo-only flights and bellyhold capacity on passenger flights.

Jan Krems, president, United Cargo, commented: “United has played a critical role in keeping global supply chains stable during the pandemic as we deliver urgently needed goods around the world.

“These past few months have created challenges that I have never seen in my 30-plus years of experience working within the air cargo and freight forwarding industry.

“I’m proud of our teams for staying focused on our mission to provide high-quality service and to keep our customers connected with the goods they need most.”

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