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A United 777-300ER emerges from the clouds as it arrives from a test flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

United Airlines Begins Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Charter Flights

On Friday, United Airlines began operating charter flights to begin the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which is poised to be approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by mid-December. United's Distribution Plan The Wall Street Journal, citing a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), reports that United will start by flying dedicated cargo flights between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Brussels Airport. As part of the flights, United has sought permission to carry more…

IATA: Improved Air Cargo Demand In Africa Despite Global Drop

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels. However, African airlines saw demand increase by 9.7% year-over-year in September. African airlines led the international CTK growth chart for another month, recording…

Carriers Expected to Play Major Role in Distribution of COVID…

As a number of drug companies enter active trial and testing phases for COVID-19 vaccines, attention is beginning to focus on how the distribution of the immunizations will take place. In a recent press release, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an organization representing 290 airlines comprising of 82% of…

IATA Believes COVID-19 Vaccine Transport Will Present Global Cargo Challenge

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made a statement urging governments to plan ahead and work along with key industry stakeholders to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for once a suitable immunization is ready and internationally available. The group's statement comes as vaccine transportation is at the forefront of…

Atlas Air Second Quarter Performance Exceeds Expectations

While the passenger segment of the airline business continues to struggle with rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlas Air’s parent company issued its second-quarter report today reporting a better than anticipated performance and signaling a very positive outlook for the year ahead. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, parent to Atlas Air,…

Forward Air: The Little-Known Alternative for Airline Cargo

Given the recent talk about the large demand for air cargo movements in the United States, it’s common to forget that there are more than just airlines in play. Air cargo by itself is time-sensitive, but there are items shipped by airlines that are not. Time, money, or weight can…

The Growing Demand for Fresh Produce via Air Cargo

There are many planes in the sky that aren’t filled with passengers. There are many airlines whose sole existence is to ship cargo from one place to another. They can be seen at many airports across the world loading and unloading cargo that will eventually reach the far corners of…

The Growing Demand for Fresh Produce via Air Cargo

There are many planes in the sky that aren’t filled with passengers. There are many airlines whose sole existence is to ship cargo from one place to another. They can be seen at many airports across the world loading and unloading cargo that will eventually reach the far corners of…

The Cost of Free Shipping: Cargo Pilots Claim Amazon is…

As the old saying goes, "if it's free, it's for me," and for most American consumers, nothing beats free. Ecommerce giant Amazon understands this well and is known for providing its Amazon Prime customers with 2-day shipping on products and effectively wiping out the retail industry in the United States,…