What is going on in Europe?

The poet T. S. Elliot famously said “April is the cruelest month.” But for the cargo divisions of the big three European carriers, it is hard to imagine April being any crueler than March. No one would say that 2016 started well for the big three European carriers, but it did not start all that […]
  • David Harris
  • April 13, 2016

Airlink coordinates Nepal response

First shipment of material aid for Airlink Nepal response lands in Kathmandu **Shelter and Medical Aid Delivered to Earthquake Victims** Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2015) — Airlink, a rapid-response disaster relief organization that links pre-approved non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with airlines, has partnered with nonprofit partners Afya Foundation, AmeriCares, and Samaritan’s Purse, airline partner Qatar Airways, and logistics partner […]
  • David Harris
  • May 20, 2015

IAG Cargo to drop surcharges

IAG Cargo is the latest major cargo carrier to move to an all-in pricing structure. When Emirates’ move to an all-in-one pricing structure for cargo at the beginning of the year was quickly followed by Qatar Airways, the obvious question was: “Will more carriers follow?” Which, of course, carried the subtext of “Can other carriers afford not to […]
  • David Harris
  • February 11, 2015

GSS hangs onto AOC by a thread

 The future of embattled Global Supply Systems (GSS), the UK-based operator (49%-owned by Atlas Air) that lost British Airways’ ACMI freighter contract, is not clear. The problem is that while Atlas has stated it would like to keep the UK AOC, under the Civil Aviation Authority’s rules, GSS needs an aircraft. Article 4 (c) of […]
  • David Harris
  • June 23, 2014

What next for Global Supply Systems?

UK-based Global Supply Systems (GSS), in which Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is a 49% stakeholder,  was formed in 2002 in order that British Airways World Cargo could continue to ACMI lease freighters from Atlas, while staying compliant with UK law. GSS dry-leased three 747-400Fs from Atlas, and operated them on an ACMI basis for BA […]
  • David Harris
  • April 9, 2014