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DAS Air Cargo

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DAS Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas DC-10 at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport in February 2004
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DAS Air Cargo DC-10 at Gatwick Airport, England

DAS Air Cargo is a cargo airline based in London, United Kingdom. It operates regular all-cargo services between London and Amsterdam and 20 cities throughout Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. Entebbe is a major hub for business in east and southern Africa and also for flights from Bangkok which stage through Dubai. Its main base is London Gatwick (LGW), with hubs at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Nairobi, Dubai International Airport (DXB), Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), Lagos.

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The airline was established in 1983 in Ghana and started operations in June 1983. It initially provided ad hoc charters and wet-lease flying for established operators. In 1987 it began regular cargo services between London and Lagos and Entebbe. In 1990, the DAS Air Cargo USA division was opened to operate cargo operations in that country for the airline. The division is based in Miami, Florida, and shares its offices with DAS Air Cargo's main business partner, passenger charter airline First Choice Airways.

Fleet

The Das Air Cargo fleet consists of 6 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F aircraft (at January 2005). It formerly also used McDonnell Douglas DC-8 aircraft.

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Amsterdam photo copyrighted by, and courtesy of, Mr. Stefan Welsch


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