Cargo Chat Edition 10

SAEPA Newsletter November 2015
Nov 9, 2015
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Through thick and thin

The introduction of dedicated leased freighters to work BidAir Cargo overnight express services has added a whole new dimension to airport-to-airport line-haul for the express freight industry. As you know, daytime cargo is carried in passenger aircraft. These have to fly to a fixed schedule anyway, regardless of cargo volumes. It’s a different picture with overnight express. While we have our regular patterns networking coastal airports and Johannesburg, we also have the capability of adding extra flights to cope with a surge in demand. It is this flexibility which came to the rescue over the peak holiday season. We can schedule such additional flights when volumes justify more capacity, or to plug a gap when a competitor suspends flights.