April 21, 2009, marked the end of an era: the operation of all-cargo aircraft by the legacy passenger carriers. That’s when Delta announced that it would shed what had been Northwest’s 747 freighter operations. In addition to Northwest, many legacy carriers, including American, United and Delta itself, once offered all-cargo service. Delta is still in the cargo business, however. The DAILY reported (April 22) that “Delta also said it will make its cargo operation more profitable by ...

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