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Slowdown will hit profit outlook
The first half of 2019 has been challenging for the global air cargo business. IATA reported that global air freight markets showed FTKs, decreasing by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April
Fuel for thought
The price of oil is a constant threat to profitability, but air freight’s fuel surcharges can be a legal problem as well as a competitive one, as Rob Coppinger discovers
All change
Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a second transformation, one even more cataclysmic than the previous round, as Ian Putzger discovers
Targeting the middle ground
More and more airlines are seeking alliances with forwarder groups. Ian Putzger finds out more about the advantages to this approach
Oil change
Oil prices look to be heading back from record lows – but what does this mean for air cargo operators? Helen Massy-Beresford finds out
Room for growth
Some investment is already underway in Africa’s airports – but once the region’s economies start to pick up again more will be needed. Ian Putzger finds out more
E-commerce boom
E-commerce is driving growth and investment in the express segment, as Ian Putzger finds out
Ups and downs
The big two airframe companies had freighter news at Farnborough, says Ian Harbison
Going, going… gone?
The future of Martinair hangs in the balance as Air France-KLM considers its options to stem cargo losses, reports Alexandra Lennane