Air-Cargo Traffic Sinks 23%;IATA Calls Slump "Alarming"

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BY Monica Mark - WSJ 2/27/09

London - The slump in international passenger and freight travel deepened in January for the third consecutive month - outweighing the benefits of lower fuel prices and airline-capacity cuts. And the downturn will continue, the International Air Transport Association said.

Passenger traffic declined 5.6% from a year earlier, compared with a 4.6% drop in December. Cargo markets continued an "alarming"slump, down 23%, the association said.

"Alarm bells are ringing everywhere. The industry is in a global crisis and we have not yet seen the bottom," IATA Chief Executive Giovanni Bisignani said Thursday.

The IATA, which represents about 230 airlines constituting 93% of global scheduled air traffic, kept its forecast for global airline losses this year. It expects revenues to fall to $500 billion, down $35 billion, leading to a $2.5 billion loss for the industry.

Mr. Bisignani again called on governments to reduce regulatory-tax burdens on airlines - singling out the U.K. for a planned increase in air-passenger duty and the Netherlands for its planned departure tax - and to remove laws that hinder cross-border and cross-region takeovers.

Asian carriers, which represent around two fifths of the global cargo market, led January's fall, reporting a 28% drop.

IATA said the overall cargo market will contract further as manufacturers continued to shed inventory and cut production.

Asia also led the decline in passenger demand with an 8.4% year-on-year drop in January.

North American and European passenger-traffic demand declined 6.2% and 5.7%, respectively. Latin America saw a 1.4% fall, while demand in Africa fell 2.6% in January.

The Middle East was the only region where traffic rose, climbing 3.1%. This was well below double-digit traffic growth and a 10.8% expansion in capacity last year.
 

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What does everyone think this will do to FedEx and UPS? Just curious.

I went over the the cargo board but didn't seem any musings about it.
 

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Possible 300 furloughs......90 day Letters might go out on June 1st for Sept 1st furlough. Looks like no more opentime flying....................
 

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What does everyone think this will do to FedEx and UPS? Just curious.

I went over the the cargo board but didn't seem any musings about it.
It'll do the same to them as it'll do to the pax side of the industry and the rest won't be far off either.
Continued reduction in planes, people and routes flown. Certainly a sad state of affairs we are in regardless of who you fly for. Good luck!!!!
 

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Possible 300 furloughs......90 day Letters might go out on June 1st for Sept 1st furlough. Looks like no more opentime flying....................

When do you go to the FE spot on the DC8?


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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When do you go to the FE spot on the DC8?


Bye Bye--General Lee
After I get done spunking on your moms forehead, I will continue to sit in the right seat of the 75/76, fly less than you and still make more money than you. At least I won't be picking up any open time and I'll support the furloughed guys unlike your two faced a$$. Don't worry.... this whole thing is gonna come to a head with all your great international expansion as well, so don't get too cocky there genital. With more than 20% of the pilot group below me, I'm pretty sure I'll be safe. I feel for all the guys at the bottom of any list these days. It's going to get worse before it gets better...... Now go have a piece of chocolate in your kitties litter box genital......

Net
 

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After I get done spunking on your moms forehead, I will continue to sit in the right seat of the 75/76, fly less than you and still make more money than you. At least I won't be picking up any open time and I'll support the furloughed guys unlike your two faced a$$. Don't worry.... this whole thing is gonna come to a head with all your great international expansion as well, so don't get too cocky there genital. With more than 20% of the pilot group below me, I'm pretty sure I'll be safe. I feel for all the guys at the bottom of any list these days. It's going to get worse before it gets better...... Now go have a piece of chocolate in your kitties litter box genital......

Net
Wow, I struck a nerve. FANTASTIC. You are the cockiest cargo guy around. I am glad you feel safe with 20% below you, even with cargo sales down 25% globally. (I have about 50% below me now) Your day trips in MIA will probably turn to night trips in SDF, and that may suk, but hey, you will supposedly make more than I will (how do you know?), but at least you will have more bags under your eyes from constant allnighters to Cedar Rapids on the 757 from Rockford. Enjoy that. Hey, what will happen to those 150 managment guys without seniority numbers hired into Line check and chief pilot positions anyway? Tootles.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 
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Wow, I struck a nerve. FANTASTIC. You are the cockiest cargo guy around. I am glad you feel safe with 20% below you, even with cargo sales down 25% globally. (I have about 50% below me now) Your day trips in MIA will probably turn to night trips in SDF, and that may suk, but hey, you will supposedly make more than I will (how do you know?), but at least you will have more bags under your eyes from constant allnighters to Cedar Rapids on the 757 from Rockford. Enjoy that. Hey, what will happen to those 150 managment guys without seniority numbers hired into Line check and chief pilot positions anyway? Tootles.


Bye Bye--General Lee

yaaawwwnnn.....
 

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ZZZZZZZZZZZING!

Bye Bye--General Lee

ZZZZAAAANNNNNGGGG!!!! :rolleyes:

You fu@kin tool....

And again... thanks for the 3000 plus shares of your hard earned money..... ha. I'm done with your stu p i d a$$. Go hijack another thread.

Net
 

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ZZZZAAAANNNNNGGGG!!!! :rolleyes:

You fu@kin tool....

And again... thanks for the 3000 plus shares of your hard earned money..... ha. I'm done with your stu p i d a$$. Go hijack another thread.

Net

ZOOOOOOOSH. What was that sound? The sound of your MIA daytrips going to someone else. I am glad you got some shares---enjoy them, and enjoy Rockford at 3am. Night night.


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"With more than 20% of the pilot group below me, I'm pretty sure I'll be safe."

Hey I had 82% of the pilot group below me....and I am semi-involuntarily-partially-retired.

But, The Genital is still the Greatest A-Wipe of Flight Info. ( Sorry Net ) ....So, he has that going for him.

We can all take a Lesson from him (it), and try to aspire to his Superior Penisdom.

"ALL HAIL THE GREAT COCK-WADIAN GENITAL LEE! "


YKWTFA
 
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After I get done spunking on your moms forehead, I will continue to sit in the right seat of the 75/76, fly less than you and still make more money than you. At least I won't be picking up any open time and I'll support the furloughed guys unlike your two faced a$$. Don't worry.... this whole thing is gonna come to a head with all your great international expansion as well, so don't get too cocky there genital. With more than 20% of the pilot group below me, I'm pretty sure I'll be safe. I feel for all the guys at the bottom of any list these days. It's going to get worse before it gets better...... Now go have a piece of chocolate in your kitties litter box genital......

Net
I get banned from FI for two weeks for saying stuff like this; just doesn't seem fair? HA! OK, maybe what I said was a little worse? You guys keep up the good work.
 

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I get banned from FI for two weeks for saying stuff like this; just doesn't seem fair? HA! OK, maybe what I said was a little worse? You guys keep up the good work.
That's because the mods know that the genital is a complete freaking dou ch e bag and he needs to be called out on his BS. The fact that this double breasted mofo has more posts than 20 guys on here is entertainment in itself. He's an idiot.... you know it, I know it, whine knows it and everyone else on here knows it.... and yet he never learns. Too bad he never learns on the DALPA forum either from all the guys calling him out on his stupidity. OH well.... next.....
 

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I get banned from FI for two weeks for saying stuff like this; just doesn't seem fair? HA! OK, maybe what I said was a little worse? You guys keep up the good work.
Kinda like the real world...it's not what happened,...it's what's on the CVR.....N-K, I kinda like your style...;)
 
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WOW!!! I thought the General only picked on the SWA for the LBB MAF AMA route. What did he call it? The ??? triangle. -- Yes very exotic locals in W. Texas.

I am glad to see that he is an equal opportunity harrasser!!
 

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WOW!!! I thought the General only picked on the SWA for the LBB MAF AMA route. What did he call it? The ??? triangle. -- Yes very exotic locals in W. Texas.

I am glad to see that he is an equal opportunity harrasser!!

I do pick on everyone equally, but I really go after toolbags who think a lot of themselves. (No, I don't pick on myself) Netwhore-queen is one of those people. He was unfortunatly furloughed at Delta, and then blamed everyone else left at Delta for his miserable time afterwards, even though we all tried to help them and bring them back as quick as we could. Now he flies at UPS and still thinks everything is owed to him. While I never would wish a furlough on anyone, I think he does need a few months flying the worst flying UPS has to provide, and to me that would me allnight turns between Rockford, IL and Cedar Rapids, IA. I hope he enjoys the early walkarounds.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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"With more than 20% of the pilot group below me, I'm pretty sure I'll be safe."

Hey I had 82% of the pilot group below me....and I am semi-involuntarily-partially-retired.

But, The Genital is still the Greatest A-Wipe of Flight Info. ( Sorry Net ) ....So, he has that going for him.

We can all take a Lesson from him (it), and try to aspire to his Superior Penisdom.

"ALL HAIL THE GREAT COCK-WADIAN GENITAL LEE! "


YKWTFA
Thanks, I have only had females give me that title before. Have you been stalking me in the Gold's Gym shower stalls? I thought I heard heavy breathing behind me........you silly silly man you.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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That's because the mods know that the genital is a complete freaking dou ch e bag and he needs to be called out on his BS. The fact that this double breasted mofo has more posts than 20 guys on here is entertainment in itself. He's an idiot.... you know it, I know it, whine knows it and everyone else on here knows it.... and yet he never learns. Too bad he never learns on the DALPA forum either from all the guys calling him out on his stupidity. OH well.... next.....
All the guys on the Dalpa forum? Huh? Riiiiiiight. Why would I post anything on that forum? Oh well is right Mr. Brown Shorts.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Gential Lee how you been? Long time brah. Been with any Katoey's lately?
 
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