JetBlue's current cargo plans revolve around belly cargo
, allowing the airline to bring in new revenue without impacting customer operations, according to Robert Martinelli, JetBlue director of customer experience effectiveness.
Betting big on the tremendous potential of the logistics industry and extending its 'belly cargo
' offering, SpiceJet, last year, launched its dedicated air cargo services on both domestic and international routes.
Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, will launch a thrice-weekly passenger route with belly cargo
services between Budapest Airport (BUD) and Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), China starting on June 7th.
Being a relatively small aircraft, it will be easier to fill it up on a daily basis with passengers and belly cargo
. In the beginning, PIA may wet-lease five aircraft for about a year or so before dry-leasing them.
Prior to 2017, the air cargo market was under pressure due to a combination of slow demand growth (driven by economic slowdowns in some key emerging markets) and excess capacity (driven by belly cargo
space on passenger aircraft flying new long-haul routes).
Turkish Airlines covers 300 destinations worldwide offering a belly cargo
capacity of 313 aircraft and providing 16 dedicated freighter aircraft to 72 destinations through 60 countries.
Along with Turkish Airlines network coverage of 300 destinations worldwide offering belly cargo
capacity of 313 aircraft and providing 16 dedicated freighter aircraft to 72 destinations through 60 countries, Turkish Cargo strives to become the most preferred air carrier in the sector, it stated.
"Thinking of just a few examples, it could also expand service capabilities for perishable cargos, move hazardous belly cargo
quickly, enhance security for sensitive cargo relative to current intermodal practices, or facilitate introduction of new multi-day global delivery services appropriate for certain packages," says Pasternak.
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The shift to so-called belly cargo
has accelerated since oil prices topped $100 a barrel and the global recession in 2008 sent shocks through the airfreight market, according to data compiled by the International Air Transport Association trade group.
The cargo division operates one weekly flight out of Dubai World Central, however, Middle East Marketing Manager, Halit Tuncer, said that belly cargo
in its passenger flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi is performing well.