Airports’ lackluster year continues with August volume declines

Preliminary results for August airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for conservative increases in volumes moving into the holiday season, the industry is also no longer holding its breath given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. All regions […]

Trade downturns persist in July airport volumes 

Airports posted their preliminary results for July volumes that indicated a continued weakness in global markets resulting from protective trade policies and political uncertainty.  Asian and European airports’ results denoted those regions are experiencing the greatest impact of continued trade conflicts for the month, which was also reflected the traffic of carriers based in those regions. Only Guangzhou Baiyun […]

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 […]

Airport volumes slump in June gloom 

Preliminary results for June airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe, though this come as no surprise given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. Many leaders in air cargo are maintaining conservative outlooks on volumes for the rest of 2019 due to this sustained market volatility.   All […]

Atlas Air Worldwide expanding Kentucky ops with new facility

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced the expansion of its northern Kentucky operations with a long-term lease in a new facility in Erlanger, near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). Although the company did not specify the purpose of the facility beyond “operations,” job postings for Atlas Air in Kentucky suggest it will be a flight operation […]

Amazon to open two Ohio fulfillment centers 

Today, Amazon announced plans to open two new Ohio fulfillment centers – one in Akron and the other in Rossford.  Each fulfilment center will be over 700,000 square feet and will support the packing and distribution of e-commerce orders to customers in Ohio and its surrounding catchment zone between New York City and Chicago. Amazon’s statement also said both […]

Market volatility spurs mixed results for May airport volumes

Global airports’ preliminary results for May indicate continued weakness across the board. However, a more nuanced look at individual airports’ volumes, compared to the month prior, shows mixed results as some have seen a slight reprieve in volumes while others have worsened. Overall, figures for the month demonstrate the sustained market volatility the air cargo industry […]

Amazon Air to grow to 70 aircraft by 2021

Shortly after FedEx announced it would not be renewing its express delivery contract with e-tail giant Amazon, Amazon signed an order for 15 additional narrowbody 737 freighters via lessor GECAS at the Paris Air Show today. “These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program,” […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects UPS’ appeal to raise postal rates

In a move that is being considered a win for Amazon, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from United Parcel Service (UPS) that would have required the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to raise the prices it charges for package delivery. The USPS has an agreement with Amazon to deliver the vast majority […]

DOT awards Rickenbacker $15 million for cargo development

Last week, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s intent to award Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) $15 million in grants. The grants will support LCK’s infrastructure improvement as it aims to position itself as a regional hub for cargo. Rickenbacker airport authorities said that the funding will support LCK’s projected […]

Amazon proposal could introduce cargo ops to Lakeland Airport

Amazon and Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) are requesting local government approval for a proposed $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that would go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility, and a seven-jet cargo hangar at the Florida airport. The new deal would further expand Amazon’s already-robust operations in Florida and would thrust LAL into the […]

Amazon breaks ground on massive new cargo hub at CVG [VIDEO]

Following much anticipation over the past week, Amazon broke ground today on its new Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The giant e-tailer also released a video mock-up of the massive new facility, as seen below.  The $1.5 billion Amazon CVG cargo hub will be located on a 1,100-acre plot of land and will […]

Amazon to break ground on CVG hub next week

Amazon will break ground on its new Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on May 14, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed today. Amazon’s $1.5 billion CVG cargo hub will be located on a 1,100-acre plot of land, similar in size to other global hubs for major integrators, such as FedEx’s 900-acre Memphis […]
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