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Kitty Hawk Aircargo

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

Kitty Hawk Aircargo
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 (


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.

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.

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.



As of December 2007 the Kitty Hawk Aircargo fleet included:[5]

Kitty Hawk Aircargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 737-300SF 7
Boeing 727-200 7

As of November 17, 2007, the majority of the 727s from the Kitty Hawk fleet were being stored at Ardmore Municipal Airport in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Previously operated

As of March 2006 the airline operated:[7]


External links

Dallas-Fort Worth portal
Companies portal
Aviation portal
  • Kitty Hawk Aircargo (Archive)
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