Air France-KLM no longer set to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic

While the trans-Atlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic is set to move forward following its Nov. 21 regulatory approval, Air France-KLM announced on Wednesday that it no longer seeks to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic as part of the deal. The Air France-KLM statement clarified that the acquisition […]

American carriers report more traffic declines with move into 4Q

Americas-based carriers Delta Air Lines and LATAM Cargo shrugged off the move into peak season with continued drops in traffic during October 2019, and in LATAM’s case, reported an even larger year-over-year (y-o-y) decline than that seen in September. Taken on their own, the y-o-y declines mostly cap off an overall difficult year, but considering […]

Arctic blast threatens ops at US airports

An Arctic blast southward that began yesterday caused a drop in temperatures and snow storms across the U.S. resulting in flight delays and cancellations at several major airports, including Chicago O’Hare (ORD), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Charlotte (CLT), Detroit (DTW), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Atlanta (ATL), Denver (DEN) and Minneapolis−Saint Paul (MSP).   Today, over 2,900 […]

Delta Cargo, Roadie launch door-to-door parcel delivery 

Atlanta-based carrier Delta Airlines Cargo and delivery service Roadie have partnered to launch their new “DASH Door-to-Door” parcel delivery service. The service is intended to streamline the shipment process and cut down delivery time of parcels to customers. According to Delta, the service makes it the first U.S. passenger airline to offer door-to-door parcel delivery across the United […]

CFS 2019: Delta investment, e-commerce to create opportunities for LATAM Cargo

SAN DIEGO – Despite a weak air cargo market in 2019, Santiago-headquartered LATAM Cargo is optimistic about the long-term prospects for airfreight in Latin America. E-commerce, both domestic and cross-border, will be a major driver for trade requiring expedited transportation, Andres Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo, told Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Air Cargo World, on the […]

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 […]
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