‘Apocalypse now’: Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate approves aid package
SYDNEY/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc and Air New Zealand Ltd said they would offer cargo charter services on passenger planes to boost revenue as the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to give its carriers $58 billion in aid, including payroll support.
Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
The passenger travel industry has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic,…