As FedEx and TNT Express work out the details of their planned €4.4 billion merger, echoes of a similar deal between UPS and TNT that was doomed in 2013 were instantly brought to mind. But this time around, both FedEx and TNT believe the antitrust concerns of two years ago will not play a major role in the European Union's judgment of the acquisition.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has added points to its freighter network. It is now offering twice-weekly flights to Los Angeles as part of its North America freighter service, linking the U.S. West Coast with its global network.
What began as a slow-simmering disagreement over the use of government subsidies - one that has lasted for years - has recently mushroomed into a thunderhead of angry rhetoric, threats of lawsuits and proposed legislative action to roll back open skies agreements. The major U.S.-based carriers continue to accuse Middle Eastern airlines of exploiting the American market with an unfair advantage.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled proposed rules for drone flights. The plan maintains aviation safety standards, but may make it difficult for companies - such as Amazon - hoping to use drones for delivery service.
The tiny African nation of Djibouti measures 23,200 square kilometers and is home to about 800,000 people, but within a few years - and with a little help from the Chinese - it expects to have two brand-new airport hubs large enough to handle 100,000 tonnes of cargo and 2 million passengers annually.