AMERICAS: Pan Am plans major air cargo investment

Revived carrier Pan American Airways plans to establish major cargo hubs at two US airports this year, including nearly US$75 million in new cargo facilities at St Louis Airport in Kentucky and at its base at Brownsville, in Texas. Pan Am plans to fly 70 all cargo flights a month from Brownsville to various hubs […]


Revived carrier Pan American Airways plans to establish major cargo hubs at two US airports this year, including nearly US$75 million in new cargo facilities at St Louis Airport in Kentucky and at its base at Brownsville, in Texas. Pan Am plans to fly 70 all cargo flights a month from Brownsville to various hubs in Latin America, with the final destination being Rio de Janeiro. Pan Am president, Bob Hedrick, said: “These flights are cargo-only, designed for the large shipper.” Pan Am and its sister company, World-Wide Consolidated Logistics, have opened a TSA-certified cargo screening facility at Brownsville, which is now open to other air cargo charter companies. Hedrick added: “There is no need to use major hubs such as Miami, Houston or Dallas. We are the shortest way to Latin America.”