It was sad to see it end. Monday, 12/28 was the last flight.
No one will ever see a NWA Cargo plane flying over Anchorage (or anywhere else) again, for they are all parked in the desert or being dismantled.
And many of us will never see each other again.
But I’ve taken a ton of photos to help capture the memories and to share what an amazing and very special experience this has been.
Now I have my work cut out for me: sorting out, converting from RAW, and posting all of these photos. It’s hard to estimate a time frame, but I’d guess it will take me a few weeks to get them online.
As of 2006, Northwest Airlines Cargo was the largest cargo carrier among U.S. combination passenger and cargo airlines. NWA Cargo’s fleet of dedicated Boeing 747 freighter aircraft flew from some key cities the United States and East Asia as well as Amsterdam connecting with the carrier’s cargo hub in Anchorage, Alaska (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport), facilitating the quick transfer of cargo between large cities on both sides of the Pacific. NWA Cargo also transports freight aboard the passenger fleet of Northwest Airlines to more than 250 cities worldwide. Delta announced that the NWA Cargo hub will be shut down by the end of 2009. (source)