Expecting record Q4/2021 for charters
Air Charter Service predicts that the coming months might represent the busiest ever peak season for cargo aircraft charters, as global supply chain disruption meets increasing demand in the run up to Christmas with the container market, shipping routes, ports, trucks, railways and warehouses all still struggling with the fallout caused by Covid-19 all around the globe.
Global cargo director Dan Morgan-Evans: "As more aircraft are booked up, we are having to find aircraft to position in from increasingly large distances to service key routes. This is a particular problem in Asia at the moment with trans-Pacific prices hitting USD 2 million for a charter on a B777 for the first time compared with around USD 750,000 at its best pre-pandemic levels." (ah)