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Airlines Get $147 Million Defense Department Transportation Contract

Excerpt from Motley Fool

Jan 02, 2014 6:00 am

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These are the sorts of military contracts for commercial airlines that you don’t hear much about. It looks like Alaska Airlines and US Airways get a chance to partake in some of the spoils.

— Dennis Schaal

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On the final day of 2013, the Department of Defense awarded a team of 11 air transport companies a $146.6 million defense contract modification, adjusting the price it will pay for “Category A international commercial air cargo transportation service for less-than-full pallet/plane loads.”

Beneficiaries of the contract include: Alaska Airlines, Atlas Air, FedEx, UPS, US Airways and six privately owned firms besides.

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