Kitty Hawk Aircargo
For the Dallas, Texas, based airline that flew in 1978, see Kitty Hawk Airways.
|Founded||1976 (as Kitty Hawk Airways)|
|Hubs||Fort Wayne International Airport|
|Parent company||Kitty Hawk Group|
|Headquarters||Grapevine, Texas, USA|
Kitty Hawk Aircargo (NASDAQ: KTTEQ) was an American cargo airline based on the grounds of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in Grapevine, Texas, USA. It operated domestic scheduled overnight freight services, as well as air charter services. Its main base was Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, with a hub at Fort Wayne International Airport.
The airline was founded in 1976 by Tom Christopher as Kitty Hawk Airways. The airline operated Convair 640 and Boeing 727 freight aircraft during the 1990s. Various mergers and acquisitions resulted in the establishment of Kitty Hawk Inc, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 1 May 2000 and suspended all international cargo flights. The airline emerged from Chapter 11 on 31 August 2002.
On 15 October 2007 Kitty Hawk, Inc. filed again for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
On 29 October 2007 Kitty Hawk, Inc. announced it would cease all scheduled network Air and Ground operations, effective immediately, but that it would continue to operate air cargo charter shipments.
On 20 November 2007 Kitty Hawk Air Cargo began flying for DHL for a two-week minimum, shipping DHL's freight domestically. This contract was for five Boeing 737-300s including keeping one at DHL's hub as a backup. Kitty Hawk continued this flying for four weeks.
- Overnight cargo services were operated daily to the following domestic destinations: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft Worth, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Lexington, Las Vegas, Lexington, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St Paul, Nashville, New York, Newark, Norfolk, Oakland, Omaha, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Richmond, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, South Bend, Tampa, and Washington, DC.
- Freight services were operated to the following international destinations: San Juan and Toronto.
- Additional interline partners used to service the following destinations: Anchorage and Honolulu.
As of December 2007 the Kitty Hawk Aircargo fleet included:
As of November 17, 2007, the majority of the 727s from the Kitty Hawk fleet were being stored at Ardmore Municipal Airport in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
As of March 2006 the airline operated:
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- Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
- Kitty Hawk Aircargo (Archive)