New IATA diversity campaign aims to add women airline employees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is aiming to improve gender diversity among its member airlines with a new campaign, “25by2025,” the organization announced on Sept. 26. The campaign sets several goals for its member airlines, the most important among them being: Increasing the number of women in senior positions at member airlines by either […]

Truck driver shortage souring the American sweet tooth

One of my vices is a fondness for Hershey’s chocolate. This preference is not to say that I avoid products made by other chocolatiers, but when faced with the choice of several brands, Hershey’s milk chocolate is usually the preferred indulgence to my palate. The preference has always been favorable to my wallet, as well, […]

75th Anniversary: Come a long way — gender in air cargo

Like almost every business in America for most of the 20th century, the airfreight business was an old boys’ club. The management was solidly male, with women filling in the stereotypical gender roles of the 1940s through the 1960s – mostly as pretty window dressing for advertisements. Air Transportation sadly reflected these outdated attitudes. If […]