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

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, as previously reported, Delta continued its losing streak into the quarter, with revenues falling 15 percent, y-o-y, to $167 million.

In all three cases, cargo revenues amou...

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