US Forwarders Urge Government to Keep Freight Flying as Lay-offs Begin to Bite

March 24, 2020

US forwarders have appealed to the federal government not to suspend domestic air travel, and have asked for more support as some 40% of companies indicate lay-offs are underway or imminent.

In an open letter to seven high-level politicians, the US Airforwarders Association (AfA), while offering support to measures implemented to “flatten the curve”, argue that they must have access to transport systems.

“As the coronavirus crisis continues, the number [of lay-offs] is likely to significantly increase without government financial help. Urge airlines to consider scheduled freight-only flight operations to ensure an adequate supply of affordable air cargo for shippers.

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Source: The Load Star