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Peak Air Cargo Operation Continues with UPS
November 20, 2007

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Marking the eighth year of seasonal air cargo operation, United Parcel Service (UPS) began service to the Fargo/Moorhead region again operating a daily flight for its holiday package rush.

UPS PlaneUPS expects more than 32 million online package tracking requests on Peak Day (Wednesday, Dec. 19), more than double a normal day's tracking activity. Meanwhile, the company expects more than 150 million tracking requests during that entire week (Dec. 17-21). UPS's ground fleet of 94,542 package cars, vans and tractors will expand by approximately 7,000 vehicles during the holiday season. UPS Airlines, already the ninth largest in the world, will add 423 more flights per day during Peak Week (Dec. 17-21) compared to an average day.

Accompanying the increase in the number of packages handled is a seasonal increase in the number of employees. For Fargo-Moorhead operations, around 17 part-time employees have been added to the force.

The cargo jet scheduled for this service is a Boeing 757-200F. It is scheduled to arrive at Hector International Airport at approximately 6:30 a.m. each morning and depart for Des Moines and then its Louisville cargo hub at 8:45 p.m. The UPS seasonal aircraft at Hector is operated from the area in front of the old terminal in the south general aviation area.


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