United Cargo helps military families stay connected with increased frequency of cargo-only flights between the United States and military
bases in various parts of the world, including Guam, Kwajalein, and several
countries in Europe.
Last week as we reported here, United began
operating a minimum of 40 cargo-only flights weekly using Boeing 777 and
787 aircraft to fly freight and mail to and from U.S. hubs and key international
business and military locations.
Honoring Those Who Serve
United is going above and beyond to find
creative ways to transport fresh food, produce, and basic essentials from
the U.S. mainland to military and their families in Guam/Micronesia.
Just last weekend on Saturday, March 28,
a cargo-only B777-300 charter transported nearly 100,000 pounds of food
essentials to Guam to support U.S. troops.
Moving Tails To Deliver The Mail
It should come as no surprise that United
also moves its tail to move the mail.
Military members and their families overseas
benefit from United’s inventive charter network, which transports
military mail to Frankfurt, then on to all over Europe and the Middle
Since March 20, United has flown 30,000+
pounds of military mail every day between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Frankfurt
(FRA). The backhauls from Frankfurt to Chicago carry an average of 35,000
pounds of mail to help families stay connected.
A Dream of Eagles
“Connecting products and mail to people
around the world is the United Cargo mission,” confides United Cargo
President Jan Krems.
“We do our part keeping U.S. military
families connected with the goods they need and keeping them connected
with loved ones to feel a sense of home. It is of critical importance.
“As a company that has long supported
our military families and veterans, our teams are proud to mobilize to
lend a hand.”