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Global cargo demand slow to improve: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its data for global air freight markets, which suggests a slight improvement in cargo demand, albeit at a slower pace than was expected. In each case, global demand for cargo largely improved in June when compared with May, however overall figures are well below that of June

Feature: The surprising ways COVID-19 has reshaped aviation

From pigs to shipping masks, hazmat suits, medical equipment, and even street-disinfecting vehicles, COVID-19 has radically reshaped the nature of cargo.

Amazon Air to expand Boeing fleet

Amazon Air has signed a lease agreement that will see Bezos' cargo arm take on 12 Boeing 767-300s from Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).

Feature: How lack of passenger planes hurts cargo

Almost 80 per cent of the commercial aircraft in the world have been grounded, and that's a logistical nightmare for global freight shipping.

Etihad makes world-first flight to Israel

Amidst a host of firsts for the aviation industry, the COVID-19 outbreak has seen Etihad Airways operate the first direct commercial flight from the UAE to Israel. A twin-jet Boeing 787-9 departed Abu Dhabi on 19 May bound for Tel Aviv, carrying humanitarian aid and medical supplies destined for Palestinian communities in the West Bank

US calls on allies to help block Iran-Venezuela flights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on allies to deny overflight rights to Mahan Air, Iran's largest privately-owned airline, after accusing it of delivering "unknown support" to Venezuela amidst the Covid-19 crisis.


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