air cargo

Government, Business, Logistics

Discount Airline Group Presses for Extension of US Assistance

An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Saul Martinez/Bloomberg News)

Smaller U.S. airlines are likely to need more government aid amid an uncertain travel recovery, according to a trade group that represents discounters such as Spirit Airlines Inc., Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Travel Co.

June 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Prime Air Could Surge to 200 Jets From 42, Study Says

A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc.'s Prime Air fleet will grow to about 200 planes — up from 42 now — in the next seven or eight years, creating an air cargo service that could rival UPS Inc., according to a study.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Airlines Shift to Cargo as Passenger Volume Falls Dramatically

Parked Delta planes Delta Airlines aircraft are stored at Southern California Logistics Airport on March 25 in Victorville, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Faced with hundreds of parked planes and near-empty flights as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the world’s biggest airline executives are turning their focus to cargo.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2020
Business, Logistics

Southwest Offers First Cargo-Only Flights in Its History

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane taxis on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in March 2019. A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane taxis on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in March 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Southwest Airlines Co. will offer the first all-cargo flights in its 48-year history as passenger demand keeps sliding amid the spread of the new coronavirus.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2020
Government, Business

Mnuchin Asks Airlines to Propose Financial Stake in Aid Bid

Aircraft. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Airlines will be required to propose up-front how the federal government could retain financial stakes in their companies in exchange for a share of $61 billion in coronavirus aid designated for the industry, according to guidelines released by the Treasury Department.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Alaska’s First COVID-19 Patient Is a Cargo Plane Pilot

Carrying some 240 American diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, China, a Boeing 747 sits on the tarmac in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 28. Carrying some 240 American diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, China, a Boeing 747 sits on the tarmac in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 28. (Michael Dinneen/Associated Press)

A cargo pilot who arrived at Anchorage’s international airport on March 11 went to a hotel before he became ill, an airport official said March 13.

Morgan Krakow | Alaska Dispatch News
March 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Cargo Not Affected as Trump Suspends Travel From Europe to US

President Trump addresses the nation March 11 Trump addresses the nation March 11 from the Oval Office. (Doug Mills, New York Times via AP pool)

WASHINGTON — Taking drastic action March 11, President Donald Trump announced he is cutting off travel from Europe to the U.S. and moving to ease the economic cost of a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of Americans. Restrictions won't apply to cargo.

March 11, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Amtrak Names Former Air Cargo Executive as New CEO

Amtrak Acela train Massachusetts An Amtrak Acela Express train pulls into a station Dec. 5, 2018, in Westwood, Mass. (Bill Sikes/Associated Press)

Amtrak named a former air cargo executive as its new president and chief operating officer March 2.

March 2, 2020
Government, Business

Global, North American Demand for Air Cargo Drops

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Battered by trade wars, global demand for air cargo decreased by 3.5% in October compared with the same month in 2018, according to a Dec. 4 report by the International Air Transport Association of Geneva.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Small Texas Airport Continues to Rise Among US Cargo Airports

Air cargo airplane Cargo gets loaded into an airplane. (Getty Images)

Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, is continuing its march up the charts when it comes to shipping cargo, airport officials say.

Rick Kelley | Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas)
August 26, 2019

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