1 History of the Air Cargo Industry After Deregulation Act of 1977 Elsa Tolentino Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University BSAB 410 1.3 Assignment August 16, 2020
1.3 Assignment: History of the Air Cargo Industry After Deregulation Act of 1977 2 1. Introduction: Name of the cargo carrier airline, brief description of the cargo airline, specific start date, route structure, and aircraft. Cathay Pacific Cargo, better known as Cathay Pacific originated in 1946 by ex-Air Force pilots Roy Farrell and Sydney de Kantzow, they were initially based in Shanghai, China both of which assisted during World War II and flew “The Hump”, (was the nickname Allied pilots gave the airlift operation that crossed the Himalayan foothills into China. It was the Army Air Force's most dangerous airlift route, but it was the only way to supply Chinese forces fighting Japan) [ CITATION Sti181 \l 1033 ]. Later, they would relocate the business to Hong Kong once operations began to unfold. The name “Cathay” comes from a medieval name given to China, derived from “Khitan”, and “Pacific” came from an idea Farrell envisioned to fly across the Pacific Ocean. The company name in Chinese derives from and phrase “Grand and Peaceful State”. Roy Clinton Farrell an American born in Vernon, Texas attempted to acquire a cargo ship
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