YPSILANTI, Mich., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- National Air Cargo today announced that it will extend its weekly DC 8 cargo aircraft from its subsidiary company based in Ypsilanti, MI to Kandahar Air Base via Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The extended flight will assist ongoing efforts to provide materials and goods to the United States military in Afghanistan. National Air Cargo began the flight to Bagram in April 2009.
Operated by National Airlines, the DC 8 flight will depart Ypsilanti every Friday on route to Bagram and Kandahar. The flight to Bagram and Kandahar will continue to be the fastest possible cargo transport from the United States to Afghanistan.
"Extending the flight to Kandahar from Bagram continues our efforts to supply American military operations in Afghanistan," Robert Schlager, regional director - Americas, National Air Cargo said. "Our goal is to do everything we can to expediently and efficiently send and deliver materials and goods to the military wherever it is needed."
The materials that will be shipped via air transport from Ypsilanti to Kandahar will include similar equipment currently being delivered to Bagram such as electrical generators, water purification systems, medical supplies and other materials to help with the expansion and construction of hospitals, sewage plants, libraries and other facilities in and around both air bases.
"We will do whatever we can to assist the military as they work tirelessly to rebuild and revitalize Afghanistan," Schlager said. "We are honored to be contributing to the efforts of our brave men and women who put themselves in harm's way everyday to give the people of Afghanistan a better life now and in the future."
About National Air Cargo:
Since 1991, National Air Cargo has provided quality and efficient freight forwarding services for various military industrial customers. The company offers airlift operations with appropriate aircraft with payload options ranging from 4 tons to 250 tons to countries throughout the world.
About National Airlines
Founded in 1985, National Airlines currently operates three long range intercontinental 45 ton capacity jet freighters. National Airlines also operates scheduled charter passenger flights from Ypsilanti and Oakland County International Airport to Kokomo Municipal Airport, Chicago Rockford International Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport. National Airlines is based in Ypsilanti, MI and operates on demand cargo and passenger charter services. The company's main base is Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti.
SOURCE National Air Cargo