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How a small Ohio airport became the new darling of the world’s cargo carriers

Columbus, Ohio’s Rickenbacker International Airport has surged in popularity among cargo carriers since the start of the pandemic. International carriers like Emirates and Cathay Pacific have become regular visitors to Rickenbacker carrying personal protective equipment from Asia. Cargo flying has proven to be more lucrative than flying passengers, with the […]
How a small Ohio airport became the new darling of the world’s cargo carriers
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Another US passenger airline will now also fly cargo freighters as more carriers court package hauling as a new source of revenue

Mesa Airlines just announced a five-year cargo-flying contract with DHL Express starting October. DHL is sub-leasing two Boeing 737-400 freighters to Mesa with the possibility for more if the regional carrier is successful. Passenger airlines were turning to cargo to diversify revenue streams and create incentives for pilots before the […]
Another US passenger airline will now also fly cargo freighters as more carriers court package hauling as a new source of revenue
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United will relaunch more than 25 international routes in September, even though Americans are still banned from many destinations

United Airlines plans to relaunch international service on more than 25 international routes in September. Though travel bans and restrictions on American travellers stemming from the pandemic have sharply curtailed international travel demand, United expects strong cargo demand on the routes, along with essential travellers. United, along with other airlines, […]
United will relaunch more than 25 international routes in September, even though Americans are still banned from many destinations
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The president of Emirates reveals how the airline weathered the pandemic and plans to bounce back despite the unique challenges of being a massive international-only mega-airline

Emirates, the glitzy Gulf airline, has been among those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Because Emirates only flies internationally, and does not operate a domestic network, the modest demand in travel recovery that some airlines have seen has largely eluded the carrier. Sir Tim Clark, the airline’s president, told […]
The president of Emirates reveals how the airline weathered the pandemic and plans to bounce back despite the unique challenges of being a massive international-only mega-airline
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A small airline’s ‘stroke of genius’ decision to carry Amazon packages possibly saved it from the disaster afflicting other passenger carriers

Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker recently partnered with Amazon to begin cargo flying under the Amazon Air brand. The partnership was announced in December, just a month before the novel coronavirus was widely known. As the demand for passenger flying sank and cargo flying grew, Bricker’s decision appeared to […]
A small airline’s ‘stroke of genius’ decision to carry Amazon packages possibly saved it from the disaster afflicting other passenger carriers
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A key measure of global trade just had its biggest tumble since 2015

Global airfreight saw its biggest year-over-year dip in three years this Feb., according to the International Air Transport Association. That means worldwide trade of some of the world’s most valuable goods, which are typically moved by plane, sank. Air freight has been weakening since mid-2018 due to “protectionist measures and […]
A key measure of global trade just had its biggest tumble since 2015