Amazon Air launches daily service to ATL

Daily Amazon Air flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) began last week on Sept. 12, ATL confirmed to Air Cargo World. The inaugural service was operated by ABX Air, a subsidiary carrier of Air Transport Services Group, using a 767-200 freighter. Amazon Air flights also began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) last week, while […]

Amazon Air begins ops at gateway airports, moves some 767F ops away from Atlas Air

Amazon Air flights began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) as of yesterday, as can be seen in the tweet from the airport below. According to flight tracking software, the flight, operated by Air Transport Services Group carrier ABX Air, departed from Baltimore (BWI) and continued to Ontario (ONT). https://twitter.com/flystl/status/1172192616349347840?s=20 STL is not the only […]

Atlas Air, ABX, Southern Air pilots protest at CVG

Aug. 20, 2019: This story has been updated to include comment from Atlas Air.  Tomorrow, pilots flying for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, which operate on behalf of Amazon Air and DHL, will protest at Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which is the largest hub for these carriers. Pilots are protesting stalled contract negotiations […]

Pilots protest in front of White House against DHL’s cost cutting measures

Pilots for five U.S. based airlines that are subcontracted to carry cargo for DHL plan to protest outside the White House today, in hopes that President Trump will prevent DHL from applying pressure that “skirts U.S. laws designed to protect American airlines against foreign influence,” the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 said. The union’s complaints […]

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

Pilots for Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) subsidiary ABX Air have reached a settlement with the carrier that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory time off for days in which they are forced to work to cover flights due to staffing shortages. The resolution ends a simmering labor disagreement that prompted a pilot’s walk-out […]

Pilot unrest not isolated to the U.S.

Last week pilots from ASL Airlines Belgium (what remains of TNT Airways after ASL Aviation Group acquired the airline component of TNT Express from its new owner FedEx, in May 2016) issued a strike call, and threatened to disrupt the airline’s peak season operations. A statement released by the Belgian Cockpit Association said that since […]

AAWW union warns of pilot shortage as judge imposes ABX injunction

Soon after a U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction last week to extend a ban on work stoppages by pilots at carrier ABX Air, the union representing the pilots flying for other carriers owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) said they have too few pilots to meet the long-term demands for its […]

ABX Air pilots could resume strike on Dec. 7

ABX Air’s pilots are reminding the airline that a temporary restraining order (TRO) that ended the 250-pilot strike on Nov. 23 expires soon, and are urging their employer to “completely restore the status quo and take steps to address the significant understaffing at the carrier,” which has resulted in having pilots working “emergency” assignment days […]

Executives to Watch: ATSG’s Hete ushers in the ‘Prime Air’ era

Joseph C. Hete When Amazon announced that it was getting into the airfreight business, the usually tight-lipped e-commerce giant made an uncharacteristically bold statement with a low fly-by of the first 767 freighter in its new “Prime Air” livery over the crowds at Seattle’s annual summertime Seafair festival. By the time “Prime One” roared over […]

Give thanks, and shop

It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous efforts to ensure it is equipped to […]

ABX strike enters second day, Judge to rule on strike later today

The ABX Air strike has entered its second day, with other cargo carriers still refusing to cross the picket line as the carrier’s parent company, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), takes the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 to court at 3:30 pm local time Cincinnati to force the pilots back into the cockpit and […]
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