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Airlines Shift to Cargo as Passenger Volume Falls Dramatically


[Source: Transport Topics] Faced with hundreds of parked planes and near-empty flights as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the world’s biggest airline executives are turning their focus to cargo.

Delta Airlines said March 30 it’s beginning cargo-only flights between Shanghai and Detroit three times a week with Airbus A350-900 jets.

“We know getting surgical masks, gloves, gowns and other protective equipment expeditiously to facilities across the country is imperative to protecting medical professionals and helping address the COVID-19 situation,” said Shawn Cole, vice president of Delta Cargo.

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