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Kitty Hawk Aircargo
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For the Dallas, Texas, based airline that flew in 1978, see Kitty Hawk Airways.

Kitty Hawk Aircargo
KHA Callsign
Founded 1976 (as Kitty Hawk Airways)[1]
Commenced operations 1985[1]
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs Fort Wayne International Airport
Fleet size 14
Parent company Kitty Hawk Group
Headquarters Grapevine, Texas, USA
Kitty Hawk Aircargo (NASDAQ: KTTEQ) was an American cargo airline based on the grounds of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in Grapevine, Texas, USA.[2][3][4] It operated domestic scheduled overnight freight services, as well as air charter services. Its main base was Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, with a hub at Fort Wayne International Airport.[5]

Contents [hide]
1 History
2 Destinations
3 Fleet
3.1 Previously operated
4 References
5 External links

Convair 640 turboprop freighter of Kitty Hawk at Detroit's Willow Run Airport in 1992
The airline was founded in 1976 by Tom Christopher as Kitty Hawk Airways. The airline operated Convair 640 and Boeing 727 freight aircraft during the 1990s. Various mergers and acquisitions resulted in the establishment of Kitty Hawk Inc, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 1 May 2000 and suspended all international cargo flights. The airline emerged from Chapter 11 on 31 August 2002.[6]

On 15 October 2007 Kitty Hawk, Inc. filed again for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

On 29 October 2007 Kitty Hawk, Inc. announced it would cease all scheduled network Air and Ground operations, effective immediately, but that it would continue to operate air cargo charter shipments.[citation needed]

On 20 November 2007 Kitty Hawk Air Cargo began flying for DHL for a two-week minimum, shipping DHL's freight domestically. This contract was for five Boeing 737-300s including keeping one at DHL's hub as a backup. Kitty Hawk continued this flying for four weeks.[citation needed]

Kitty Hawk flew its last revenue flight, a Boeing 727 horse charter, on January 8, 2008 and its last ever flight the next day, ferrying the aircraft to Ardmore, Oklahoma