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Ypsilanti airline flies cargo to Afghanistan

Ypsilanti to Afghanistan? You better believe those flights are taking place.

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Ypsilanti -- Count Afghanistan as the newest international destination served directly by air from Metro Detroit.

National Air Cargo, a subsidiary of Ypsilanti-based National Airlines, has started flying supplies for the U.S. military directly from Willow Run Airport in Van Buren Township to Bagram Air Base, the center of American operations in Afghanistan. The base is roughly 40 miles north of the capital of Kabul.

"This is the fastest possible route from the United States to Afghanistan and no one else in the air cargo industry is currently providing such a service," Robert Schalger, a regional manager for National, said in a statement announcing the new service.

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