Airlines step up cargo capacity as passenger flights are wiped out

AIRFREIGHT Airlines around the world have stepped into the breach after scheduled passenger flights were suspended or severely cut back in the face of travel bans in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. American Airlines is using its otherwise grounded passenger aircraft in ‘bellyhold freighter’ mode to move cargo between the US and Europe, the first such flight due to depart from Dallas for Frankfurt on 20 March. The Boeing 777-300 will ... [+]

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