In-house assets to secure cargo demand into North America
Following the US travel ban on European countries, the cargo industry has seen a sharp decrease in aircraft capacity from Europe to the USA. Commodities that would have typically travelled as belly freight have now entered the ad-hoc cargo market, further tipping the balance of capacity/demand. The capacity issue is exacerbated by the fact that many cargo aircraft are already dedicated to easing the current demand in Asia.
Chapman Freeborn has worked over the past week to formulate a solution. Together with its subsidiary Magma Aviation, the charter broker has secured nine weekly rotations on board its in-house fleet of B747F aircraft from the EU to the USA.
This is in addition to the aircraft availability via Avia Solutions Group sister companies, Bluebird Nordic, Smartlynx, Avion Express and Klasjet. (ah)