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Passenger Airlines Start Shifting Idled Planes Into Freight Business – WSJ

American Airlines jet being loaded with pallets of cargo

PortandTerminal.com, March 22, 2020 NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal is reporting (paywall) that some airlines are now putting passenger planes to work as freight-only aircraft, with main cabins empty and cargo holds filled with shipments. The tactic provides some revenue for carriers hit hard by plunging travel demand and may help ease freight bottlenecks caused by cascading cancellations of passenger …

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