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Old 07-27-2005, 01:36 PM
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I just wonder what airplane will Astar use on this route? The DC-8?


July 26, 2005 05:28 PM US Eastern Timezone

ASTAR Extends Services to the Pacific

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2005--ASTAR Air Cargo recently received operation specification approval from the FAA for North Pacific operations. ASTAR received rights to fly to the area this year, and flew their first trip flawlessly.

While many were celebrating Independence Day on July 4, three crewmembers and two loadmasters from ASTAR were departing Cincinnati on a historical journey for ASTAR. This historic flight took ASTAR into areas the airline had never operated before.

The trip consisted of a North Pacific operation to Japan on to Singapore and back. This trip represented ASTAR's first North Pacific crossing and Pacific Rim flights.

"The North Pacific represents another market for ASTAR to grow and expand our operation," stated Ray Lutz, Senior Vice President. "Charter Operations' persistence in pursuing this opportunity and the great teamwork that came together from all of our departments led to this historical first and hopefully the first of many operations for us."

Many ASTAR employees are familiar with operating in the Pacific area, which was beneficial for making the first flight a successful flight.

ASTAR is a major full charter operator both domestically and internationally. The company has major commitments to charter operations and with the Pacific authority worldwide. ASTAR remains optimistic that the remainder of the year will present numerous opportunities for the company to expand its services.

About ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc.

ASTAR Air Cargo is a licensed U.S. air carrier operating a fleet of 44 aircraft from its hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The airline provides all-cargo scheduled and charter services on a contract basis for the DHL Worldwide Express network and charter services on a contract basis for other customers including the U.S. Military and the United States Postal Service. ASTAR Air Cargo is a participant in the United States Civil Reserve Air Fleet program supporting our national defense. Additional information can be found at www.astaraircargo.us.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:46 PM
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Astar will use the DC8 to go to Asia.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 07:58 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I look forward to seeing them over there instead of all those DHL packages going as belly freight on Cathay Pacific and Northwest!
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That's going to be strange....when was the last time you saw a DC8 in Narita?
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Originally Posted by HSLD
That's going to be strange....when was the last time you saw a DC8 in Narita?
The last one I saw was years and years ago when UPS still flew them in the pacific rim. It will be a sight to see amongst all the 747's and 777's.
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Speaking of Narita, has anyone been down to the Jet Lag Club around the corner from the Barge Inn?

Pretty cool bar with some great original airline ads & posters from the 60's, free pool & popcorn and the best beer* selection in town.

Well worth a visit. The owner, Vincent, is a former Sabena F/A as is his wife who is a local. If you stop in, be sure to tell 'em you heard about him here! I'm always telling him that lots of his regulars are on this board!

*as long as you like ale & not that crappy local "beer".
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