Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.comInc. and others into the airline business.
Global airfreight traffic climbed almost 9% year-over-year in November, the start of the peak shipping season, and rates for airfreight were up 17% annually for the month, the biggest price increase since the aftermath of the financial crisis, according to cargo data provider WorldACD.
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – NetJets aircraft technicians and related employees ratified a new six-year collective bargaining agreement with the Columbus-based business jet operator. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 represent 212 aircraft mechanics, maintenance controllers, stock clerks, aircraft fuelers and aircraft cleaners at the company.
(WASHINGTON) —The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and ExpressJet ERJ have successfully concluded negotiations, resulting in a tentative agreement. The agreement covers approximately 500 mechanics, technicians and tool room attendants that are members of Teamster Locals 19, 210, 781, 783 and 964.
In response to the Court’s ruling on the case between Atlas Air and the pilots of Atlas Air, Polar Air Cargo and Southern Air, the Airline Division released a letter to the membership outlining the areas of the ruling.
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – As the holiday shipping season moves into high gear, UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees who maintain the company’s massive air cargo fleet are launching a nationwide advertising campaign to warn customers about the troubles brewing at UPS.