[EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations in the US domestic market, potentially including the acquisition of at least 20 freighter aircraft, Cargo Facts has learned. Currently, Amazon ships most of its parcels through United Parcel Service, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service. The change to an inhouse […]

Volcano update: European airspace may reopen soon

According to a Reuters report, European Transport Ministers have reached a deal to gradually lift flight restrictions imposed because of the ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano. The agreement will become effective at 06:00 GMT on 20 April (Tuesday), but it is not yet known how quickly traffic will be allowed to resume. Air France […]

Volcanic ash disrupts air freight to and from Europe

As has been widely reported in major media sources worldwide, the eruption of a volcano in Iceland has created a huge cloud of volcanic ash, and that cloud has been blown east and south to cover much of Europe. Since volcanic ash can cause failure of jet engines, many European countries have partially or completely […]

Will Carriers Maintain Capacity Discipline?

As we have reported in Cargo Facts, several of the world's big cargo carriers have begun returning parked capacity to their fleets. Cathay has already brought one 747-400BCF back from the desert and is in the process of bringing back four more. Aeroflot is reported to be resuming a full operation schedule for its three […]

Were They Reading the Same Verdict?

Everybody is familiar with the “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” line, but after seeing their respective responses to the WTO decision on subsidies for new aircraft programs, I wonder if “Airbus is from Saturn and Boeing is from Jupiter” might not be more appropriate. In 2006, the US filed a case with […]
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