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Senate Agreement on Aid Package Reached

We have learned that The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early this morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a aid to the U.S. economy and the transportation sector struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. Once passed by the House and Senate, we will provide more insight on its impact to AfA members.

Update on Airlines offering Cargo-Only Flights

As a reminder, Airforwarders members American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines are offering chartered cargo-only flights using their existing passenger fleet of planes and we encourage you to contact them.

We have received word from Tim Strauss at AfA Platinum member Air Canada who says the carrier will be offering space on a unit basis for those who do not need a full aircraft operation. Currently, they are running flights to FRA, LHR and AMS but will be adding ZRH  and likely NRT in the coming few days. Tim also says that South American destinations may be offered if there is enough interest. For more information, contact Air Canada at  ac.freighter@aircanada.ca

We were also approached by a small carrier with an available luxury configured Boeing 777 based in Ft. Myers, Florida available for immediate cargo charter to any destination.  If interested, please let us know so that we can put you in touch with them.

Our friend Mike White at CNS shared this useful chart which includes the cargo status of various IATA member airlines for our review.

Need a Temporary Warehouse within the U.S.? 

We received a notification yesterday from a company that helps organizations needing short term warehouse space (they call themselves the "Airbnb of warehousing" ) and are available to assist members if needed.  Please remember that we AfA has no prior experience with the firm and assumes no responsibility for any interactions between the members and the company.

We are receiving significant feedback from our members and encourage more so please let us know how the coronavirus situation is affecting your company.  In the meanwhile, we will continue to monitor the situation and report significant developments to you.

Thank you.


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