Downward trends for Delta, LATAM traffic continue into September 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of September.   Declines in these carriers’ traffic for the month suggest a continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. LATAM’s overall y-o-y cargo volumes continue the downward trend for the […]

Delta Cargo ramps up leadership with new appointments 

Today, Delta Cargo created a new executive position — vice president cargo operations and logistics — and has appointed Rob Wadpole to fill it. The carrier also made two additional appointments to its leadership team, with Matt Weisenburg named director, cargo strategy and alliances, and Mark DeFrancesco appointed director, revenue management, capacity and forecasting. Wadpole will lead Delta Cargo’s […]

Delta Cargo traffic continues downhill slide in July

Delta Air Lines reported another decline in traffic for its cargo division during July. The carrier’s cargo traffic declined by 8.5% year-over-year during July, and 8.1% year-to-date. Traffic for July stood at about 180 million cargo ton miles, or 263 million freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). Although still down from July 2018, traffic declines have slowed […]

LATAM, Delta June traffic remains weak in volatile market climate 

In the Americas, Chile-based LATAM Cargo reported flat year-over-year cargo traffic and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported continued year-over-year declines for the month of June.  The former saw a reprieve from the declines in year-over-year traffic it posted over the past two months, although its year-to-date performance remains in decline, while Delta Cargo entered its third consecutive month of double-digit declines that began in […]

Delta’s cargo revenue falls 17% during Q219

In its second quarter results announced yesterday, Delta Air Lines reported that its cargo revenue declined by 17% year-over-year during the second quarter to $186 million. However, the airline’s overall revenue was up 8.7% due to cargo’s small share of Delta’s total business.  During the company’s earnings call, Delta’s President Glen Hauenstein said that both volumes and yields declined during the […]

Delta Cargo focused on improving service quality over adding capacity

Delta Air Lines’ cargo arm, Delta Cargo, will prioritize improvements to its service quality and customer service over increasing its cargo capacity, according to a person familiar with the company’s strategy. This year, Delta Air Lines was awarded the Diamond Award in the Air Cargo Excellence Awards for carriers with throughput under 1 million tonnes […]

Freightos’ connectivity study: Only a handful of air carriers make the grade

In its latest benchmarking study of air cargo carriers’ “digital maturity,” or their ability to connect with their customers through digital applications, Freightos said the industry has made great strides in its digitalization efforts, but it lags far behind the progress made in oceanfreight and is limited to only a handful of large carriers. The […]

FAA bumps Vietnam to Category 1 safety rating, direct flights to follow

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Vietnam a “Category 1” safety rating as defined by the regulatory body’s International Safety Assessment (IASA) program. The new rating will enable airlines based in Vietnam to establish direct service to the United States which, will soon boost belly cargo capacity moving out of one of the […]

Pardon the Disruption: Three Executives to Watch in 2019

Even during prosperous times like the air cargo industry has had in 2018, predicting the future is a thankless and nearly impossible task. However, after polling our readers and analyzing the major moves made this year, Air Cargo World has created a short list of three air cargo executives who are expected to be very […]

Delta Cargo offers CSafe RAP containers to customers

Delta Cargo is further bolstering its reputation as a cool-chain cargo carrier with the introduction of CSafe RAP containers to its equipment offerings, appealing to pharma-shipping customers with the same kind of temperature-controlled containers that are used by carriers like United Cargo and Virgin Atlantic. “Alongside our joint-venture partners, Air France-KLM Cargo and Virgin Atlantic […]

Last chance to vote for our Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Have you voted yet? Today is your last chance to make your voice heard in  Air Cargo World‘s annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2018 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Air Cargo World for […]

Delta Cargo launches Bluetooth-based ULD tracking services

Delta Cargo is extending its track-and-trace unit load device (ULD) services outside of the physical bounds of airports, enabling customers to now track their cargo from warehouse to final destination with Bluetooth technology. The extension of service will also mean that the need for paper-based processing at the dock door, where units are loaned out, […]
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