Post Tagged with: "United Airlines"

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

June 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

On April 20 of this year, a special passenger arrived on a United flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before wheels up. But when it came time for him to changeRead More

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

April 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Finally, some good news regarding United – United Cargo, that is. After two years of negotiations, United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a joint venture this week, covering a wide-range of cargo cooperation on routes between the United States and Europe. The trans-Atlantic deal, first proposed in 2015, coversRead More

Alaska, Delta, United Q3 reports point to uncertain growth trajectory in US cargo

Alaska, Delta, United Q3 reports point to uncertain growth trajectory in US cargo

October 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Of the three major American carriers to publish third-quarter results so far, only Alaska Airlines Cargo saw its cargo revenues increase, up 3 percent, year-over-year, to US$31 million – a fraction of its growing passenger revenue. Meanwhile, United registered a 4.7 percent decline in revenues, y-o-y, to $224 million and,Read More

Cargo at Delta continues losing streak into Q3

Cargo at Delta continues losing streak into Q3

October 17, 2016 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

Cargo revenues at Delta fell 15 percent year-on-year (y-o-y), or US$29 million in the third quarter, to $167 million, pushing revenue for the first nine months of 2016 down 20 percent, or $126 million, to $494 million. These low numbers don’t factor extensively into Delta’s overall results however, with cargoRead More

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

September 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) and United Airlines are the latest companies to expand their Puerto Rico operations, as air cargo carriers and handlers angle for a piece of the unincorporated U.S. territory’s pharmaceutical export market. With 49 pharmaceutical plants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, plus 12 ofRead More

Airlink begins response to Ecuador earthquake

Airlink begins response to Ecuador earthquake

April 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

This week, Airlink, the humanitarian organization that connects nonprofit groups with partner airlines for emergency relief services, has initiated response operations following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening. The death toll, as of today, has surpassed 400 people, with more than 2,500 injured,Read More

Buoyant Kiwis enjoy high yields, but can it last?

Buoyant Kiwis enjoy high yields, but can it last?

April 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Don’t look now, but Air New Zealand (ANZ) is in expansion mode. In early March, the airline announced the resumption of flights to Osaka this coming November, ending a three-year hiatus that began when its Japan flights were consolidated in Tokyo during a weak market. The announcement came not longRead More

Forwarders call for U.S.-Cuba cargo routes to take priority

Forwarders call for U.S.-Cuba cargo routes to take priority

March 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Now that eight major U.S.-based carriers have submitted applications to begin scheduled service to the previously forbidden Cuba, forwarders are calling for the Department of Transportation to give precedence to passenger routes that carry bellyhold cargo during the approval process. According to the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA), only five ofRead More