Air freight cargo deals for 2019 will include fewer blocked space agreements
Forwarders and airlines are concluding the first round of negotiations for 2019, which is expected ...
Capacity issues abound: demand outstripping supply; striking handling agents; slot scarcity at key European gateways; and now American Airlines has added some incompetency to proceedings. A scheduling glitch at the US carrier approved holiday for ALL its pilots during Christmas week.
Although AA is keeping tight-lipped on how many flights would be affected, The Guardian says the pilots’ union informed the carrier somewhere in the region of 15,000 flights were scheduled without a captain. The news has understandably left the cargo community on edge. Some forwarders have said this has only increased their worries over availability of capacity during the Christmas peak.