Welcome to the Winter 2020 issue of Airline Cargo Management.
2020 has been an unforgettable year. A year filled with tragedy and crisis, and of disruption on an unprecedented scale. But also a year of resilience, in which the air cargo sector has once again proved how critical it is not only to the aviation industry, but to wider society.
Think of how passenger aircraft have been used as freighters, with a variety of creative solutions and innovations thought up to increase capacity as much as possible and utilise aircraft that would otherwise be grounded.
Think too of all the extra shopping that has been done online with people around the world on lockdown.
But most importantly of all, think of all the essential supplies that have been transported by air to help battle Covid-19 this year. And now the air cargo industry is facing what one airline executive has termed the “supply chain and logistical challenge of a lifetime”, the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
The main focus of this issue is on the preparations that are underway to meet that challenge. We present a special report with interviews with companies from across the industry spectrum, while this issue also includes our regular array of features, comment pieces and news analysis.
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