Aloha Air Cargo launches Los Angeles to Honolulu roundtrip flight
September 17, 2014
Honolulu, HI– Aloha Air Cargo (www.AlohaAirCargo.com), Hawaii’s largest all-cargo carrier, is expanding their air cargo service with the addition of a direct, wide-body Boeing 767-300F aircraft from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL). The new, five-times weekly roundtrip flight is scheduled to begin service October 23, 2014 adding needed capacity into and out of Los Angeles, CA. The new air cargo service will be geared toward freight forwarders, consolidators, passenger carrier partners, and businesses looking to sync up with Aloha’s existing interisland network, for seamless movement of through cargo shipments to the Neighboring Hawaiian Islands.
Aloha Air Cargo will be operating a Boeing 767-300F, with a maximum payload of 125,000 pounds, from Los Angeles International Airport on a Tuesday through Saturday rotation, departing at 2 am PST, and arriving into Honolulu International Airport at approximately 5 am HST. Return flights will operate Monday through Friday, departing Honolulu at 2:30 pm HST and arriving into Los Angeles at approximately 10:45 pm PST.
“As all-cargo specialists, Aloha recognizes that our customers have been interested in additional lift options since passenger carriers have increasingly shifted from wide-body to smaller, less cargo conscious, narrow-body airframes over the last few years,” said Pat Rosa, Chief Operating Officer for Aloha Air Cargo. “Not only is this lane expansion a momentous step towards growth for Aloha, but we anticipate the lane will stimulate the market, spurring other carriers to explore repurposed shipping routes through LAX and thereby reducing cargo transit times for customers globally – not only for Hawaii-bound freight, but those moving onward to South Pacific and Asian destinations.”
The flight will significantly increase Aloha’s domestic capacity between North America and the Pacific region, and improve service reliability and frequency for onward shipments into Kailua-Kona (KOA), Kahului (OGG), and across the State of Hawaii. Likewise, the wide-body capability will further strengthen the platform and service performance that the Aloha network offers customers and carriers shipping from Asia to the Americas.
Benefits for Customers
The new flight brings several benefits for customers both operationally and commercially. Aside from the full cargo, wide-body format that will accommodate a solid mix of ULD configurations, to include LD7s (PAGs and PMCs), AADs, LD2s, LD4s, and LD8s, cargo can fly on a single airway bill to the Neighbor Islands instead of terminating in Honolulu and being re-cut for interisland movement. Likewise, as an all-cargo operation, the acceptance of unknown shipper cargo will open up opportunities for small businesses and consumer shipping. With earlier arrival times into Honolulu, freight forwarders can enjoy a quick release of their inbound shipments, allowing their customer distribution networks to operate more efficiently. Aloha will continue to provide their core cargo services, such as online tracking and special cargo handling, to include hazardous materials, oversized cargo, live animals, human remains, military goods, and perishable freight commodities.
For more information and how to secure space on the new LAX-HNL-LAX lane please contact Aloha Air Cargo toll free 888-94-ALOHA (25642), via email at www.AlohaAirCargo.com for further details.
About Aloha Air Cargo
Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo,www.AlohaAirCargo.com, delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. It became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Tech Ops is a division of Aloha Air Cargo and provides maintenance and engineering services to airlines in the State of Hawaii. Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.