|Vol. 16 No. 42||
Friday May 5, 2017
Airlines Cargo delivered 13.8
percent year-on-year improvement
in first-quarter traffic, rising
to 619m cargo ton-miles, while
revenues improved 6.2 percent
Smart Management Move
AA’s traffic has improved
as the carrier has added more
international flights, and hence
more belly cargo capacity.
The Beat Goes On
As American enters its latest
phase of further integrating systems
with USAir, capacity continues
increasing with the addition of
new aircraft and service destinations.
Pilots In The Wings
As 2017 continues, industry profits
seem to hang on amid questions
about whether the current cycle
of lower fuel prices can be sustained
with all the problems around the
Dave Brooks retired as President
of American Airlines Cargo a few
years back, but he’s still
one of the most likeable cargo
guys we have ever known.
last three days here at CNS Partnership
we talked about technology, innovation
in the business, and what we need
to do to as an industry to stay
Partners and colleagues networking at CNS.
the weather is unseasonably cool,
there’s a party happening
today, as crowds fill Market Square—also
known as El Mercado—in downtown
San Antonio during the Annual Cinco
de Mayo celebration. The party draws
an average of 50,000 people.
Dinner under a tree or on the hoof can be sublime. Mariachi bands will play traditional Spanish tunes as food smoke rises, sending aloft the aroma of savory fajita meat and hand-patted gordita tortillas as they simmer on outdoor grills, watched carefully by abuelitas under tent canopies. It’s a festive touch, served up alongside Mexican beer—the kind peddled by “the most interesting man in the world.”
Cinco de Mayo marks a strategic Mexican victory on May 5, 1862, when a quickly assembled army of about 2,000 men beat back a French force three times its size.
The French attacked Puebla de Los Angeles, east of Mexico City.
The win added momentum to Mexico's progress in its war with France, which conceded six years later.
“Texans of all backgrounds should share the sense of pride in the victory," declares Yvette Ramirez, President of the San Antonio Farmers Market Plaza Association.
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