Travel Restrictions Impact International Airlift
The White House's restrictions on passenger travel from Europe applies to passengers only, but will have a significant impact on the movement of goods, cargo, and mail. About half of the air cargo carried worldwide normally flies in the belly of passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters. Airlines have announced major reductions in routes, with further changes expected. IMAG compiled the attached special report for its members and continues to press the U.S. Postal Service to issue regular Industry Alerts that explicitly state the impact on international mail.