Executive Briefings

All of a Sudden, Cargo Not Such a Dirty Word for Many Airlines

Maybe there is something clarifying about bankruptcy. U.S. passenger airlines that have flirted with, remain in, or are poised to emerge from bankruptcy protection appear to have reawakened to the profit-making potential of belly freight.
To many it may be doubtful the word cargo would every go from lower case to upper case in the airline management's lexicon. But the airlines are looking to their freight for relief as they come to the conclusion that passenger revenue is more susceptible to "short term swings in the market, whereas the cargo customer is more predictable and provides a more stable revenue source," says Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting.
Source: Air Cargo World, http://www.aircargoworld.com

Maybe there is something clarifying about bankruptcy. U.S. passenger airlines that have flirted with, remain in, or are poised to emerge from bankruptcy protection appear to have reawakened to the profit-making potential of belly freight.
To many it may be doubtful the word cargo would every go from lower case to upper case in the airline management's lexicon. But the airlines are looking to their freight for relief as they come to the conclusion that passenger revenue is more susceptible to "short term swings in the market, whereas the cargo customer is more predictable and provides a more stable revenue source," says Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting.
Source: Air Cargo World, http://www.aircargoworld.com