Freighters paying the price for fast growing aviation business

Shippers to Europe may face having to reconfigure their air cargo supply chains as overloaded hub airports revoke freighter slots and force the all-cargo flights to alternative and often less efficient smaller airports. This is a scenario that has been raised by developments at Amsterdam Schiphol, Europe’s third busiest air cargo hub, where from Nov. 1 there will be a 20 percent drop in full freighter flights during this winter season following the triggering in September of something called the 80:20 rule.
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