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   Vol. 20 No. 31
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Pumping TrafficTIACA Executive Summit scheduled for November 8-10 in San Francisco is postponed and will take place on March 22-25, same location. Check for further developments here . . . Atlas Can’t Lift This?—Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings held an earnings call last Thursday but before that happened Robert Kirchner, trustee for the International Aviation Professionals (IAP), Teamsters Local 2750, sent out a call to arms over deeply-held beliefs amongst many Atlas pilots that company leadership “is creating an uncertain future built on half-truths, misinformation and a lack of transparency. Why is Atlas unable to hire new pilots to fill all the training spots?” said Kirchner. "How will Atlas move the cargo of an expanding customer base with such a serious pilot shortage? How can Atlas' out-of-date pilot contract attract the pilots needed to grow Atlas if airlines with much better contracts are having trouble recruiting? Atlas is bleeding pilots, threatening its ability to deliver products for its customers,” he declared . . . Look out for Number One. Turkish Air Cargo’s big bold splash in everyone’s media recently over some IATA figures that in June the airline landed in third place amongst world airlines in FTKs is certainly something to crow about. Turkish CEO M. Ilker Ayc¦ said: “We are proud of Turkish Cargo and its rapid flight to its goals”. Was this a solid landing or a flash in the pan? Turkish seems to have had many more planes in the air sooner than others, as recovery from COVID continues. In Europe, as example, only Ryanair has more flights. Long- term watch managing that jump from sixth place in FTKs to number three worldwide. For his part, Ayci has no doubt: ”I believe that Turkish Cargo will carry our flag to the top,” he assures . . . Busiest European airports in July were Amsterdam, off 17% as compared to 2019; IGA Istanbul Airport, -27%; Paris/Charles-De-Gaulle, -42%; Frankfurt, -45 % as compared to pre-pandemic . . . Envirotainer Releye RLP (see item above) now aboard Swiss Airlines Cargo. The ”new” container offering claims reduced CO2 emissions and improved environmental performance and less weight via a lightweight material design . . . Looks like that CNS Partnership Conference scheduled for Miami at The Marriott Turnberry on August 29 -31 is still a go, despite mounting concerns over the uptick of COVID-19 cases in Florida. We are told that about 40% of regular attendance should be the number of participants that by our reckoning means less that 400 Jan Krems and Jason Berrypeople. FlyingTypers also learned that some carriers will be manning chalets to meet customers but is thought that local staff will be in attendance. We hear that Air Canada’s Jason Berry and United’s Jan Krems are scheduled to be panel guests, but whether that will be in person or virtual is not known at this time. More CNS Partnership, to sign up or for the info line up at www.cnsc.net . . . Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have renewed their cargo handling contract with dnata at seven UK hubs for another five years. The contract covers ground handing and export services from the airlines’ joint London Heathrow hub and Manchester Airport as well as regional cargo gateways London Gatwick, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Newcastle. In a joint statement the airline partners said, “The airlines’ cargo operational and customer teams have so far benefited from working under one roof, sharing ways of working which has supported significant growth for the cargo sectors of the two carriers in the last year.” . . . Avianca Holdings has appointed Gabriel Oliva as executive vice president and head of its cargo unit. Oliva previously served as senior vice president for North America, Europe and Asia Pacific for Latam Cargo. He will take up the role on August 18, and will also oversee Deprisa – Avianca’s last mile delivery business – alongside Susana Argueta, and will hold a seat on the management team . . . New direct data connection between Wise Tech’s CargoWise platform and Qatar Airways Cargo, reports Guillaume Halleaux QR Chief Officer Cargo, “will eliminate multiple intermediary data exchange points between freight forwarders and airline operating systems. “It will also support growth by removing technical risk and reducing costs. This initial step delivers a strong foundation for on-going product and technical connectivity between Qatar Airways Cargo and our substantial pool of customers,” Guillaume declared . . .

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