AVIATION BRIEFS

AVIATION BRIEFS

CF Airfreight to Build

Facility in AtlantaCF Airfreight has authorized the construction of a $1.7 million replacement office and service facility here.

The building, scheduled to be completed in August, will have more than 26,000 square feet of space. It will serve as the company's regional headquarters.

CF Airfreight is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways Inc.

Express America Sets

Start-up for Mid-May

MIAMI - Express America Airways Inc., located here, said it will initiate worldwide passenger and cargo charter operations in mid-May, when it expects to receive government approval.

Express America plans to begin operations with a refurbished DC-8 aircraft that has extended range capability.

Continental Publishes

Meat Shipping Guide

HOUSTON - Continental Airlines has published its new specialty meat shipping guide for December 1987-December 1988.

The guide outlines Continental's facilities, rates and special handling procedures for perishable meat.

The guide is published by Cargo Development Group, the freight handling unit of Continental Airlines.

For a copy of the brochure, contact Elizabeth G. Reed, Continental Cargo, 2777 Allen Parkway, 14th Floor, Houston, Texas 77019. (713) 630-5585.

Traffic Reports

SkyWest Airlines reported it flew 12.4 million revenue passenger-miles during January, a 20.6 percent increase over 10.3 million in the same month last year. Load factor was 38.3 percent compared to 41.5 percent last year.

Northwest Airlines flew 2.7 billion revenue passenger-miles in January, down 3.4 percent from 2.8 billion in the same month a year earlier. Load factor reached 60.5 percent, a 4.2 point improvement over 56.3 percent in January 1987.

Northwest flew 116.6 million cargo ton-miles, a 27.1 percent increased over 91.7 million in the 1987 month.

Continental Airlines reported it flew 3.2 billion revenue passenger-miles in January, 51.2 percent higher than the 2.1 billion in January 1987 before the airline merged People Express and New York Air into its system. Load factor for the month was 55.6 percent, down from 58.3 percent a year earlier.

Braniff Inc. flew 248.6 million revenue passenger-miles in January, an increase of 10.2 percent over the 225.5 million flown in the same month a year ago. Load factor reached 56.6 percent, 6.1 points above the 50.5 percent of January 1987.

StatesWest Airlines Inc. reported January traffic rose 160 percent to 1.8 million revenue passenger-miles compared to the January 1987 figure of 699,202.