Christopher Jasper

Government, Business, Logistics

UN Recruits UPS, FedEx, Dozens of Others to Deliver Vaccine to World’s Poor

A FedEx cargo plane sits idle at the Richmond International Airport in Virginia. A FedEx cargo plane sits idle at the Richmond International Airport in Virginia. (Steve Helber/Associated Press)

United Nations humanitarian relief agency Unicef is looking to recruit some of the airline industry’s biggest operators to help distribute a coronavirus vaccine to the world’s poorest nations.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

China’s Air Travel Rebound Stalls on Lack of Leisure Demand

An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft prepares to land at a South Korean airport in August 2013. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

A recovery in demand for flights within China is stuck at about 45% of pre-coronavirus levels as people continue to shun leisure trips after the outbreak.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing 737 Max Groundings to Affect 2020 Results, Ryanair Says

Boeing 737-800 aircraft Passengers embark on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of low cost airline Ryanair at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin, on April 12, 2019. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

The extended grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max plane forced Ryanair Holdings to scale back growth plans for next summer, putting the airline industry on notice that the crisis is starting to affect longer-term plans.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

London Not Ready for Driverless Cars Before 2030s, Report Says

London black cabs cause gridlock and bring Whitehall and central London to a standstill in a one hour protest demonstration in 2014 against the use of Uber. (Getty Images)

London is ill-prepared to become an early adopter of cutting-edge transport technology including driverless cars and retail deliveries by drone, according to the city’s lawmakers.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018