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Carriers Expected to Play Major Role in Distribution of COVID Vaccines

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 the world’s air traffic, is urging world governments to begin work with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. Citing potential…

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,…