Northwest Cargo returns to Puerto Rico
Northwest Airlines said it is reopening its cargo station in San Juan, Puerto Rico after a three-year hiatus.
Northwest serves San Juan with eight flights per week from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., Memphis and Detroit. The A-320 and Boeing 757 aircraft used average about 5,000 pounds of freight capacity.
Northwest canceled San Juan cargo service because it was losing money at that location, but decided to resume operations because of strong interest from customers, spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said.
Puerto Rican customs requirements, however, prevent the airline from offering its Very Important Package domestic express product.