United Cargo steps up

United Airlines Boeing 787

United Cargo is using their network and capabilities to keep supply chains moving. The cargo airline has announced that they have begun to fly a portion of their Boeing 777 and 787 fleet as dedicated cargo charter aircraft to transfer freight between the US and key international business locations.

The first of these freight-only flights departed on March 19 from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) with the cargo hold completely full, with more than 29,000 lbs. of goods. At the moment, United are scheduling 40 flights each week and targeting only key trade destinations, aiming to keep global supply chains moving.

“Connecting products to people around the world is the United Cargo mission,” commented Jan Krems, United Cargo‚Äôs president. “That role has never been more crucial than during the current crisis. Our team is working around the clock to provide innovative solutions for our customers and support the global community.”