MIDDLE EAST: Gulf carriers feel the burn of freight yields

Although the Middle East has avoided much of the global decline in airfreight traffic, regional airlines are still feeling pressure on their freight yields, according to a senior airfreight executive. “Airfreight charges are always market driven and pressure on yield during the global recession has been plainly evident,” Des Vertannes, executive VP, Etihad Airways Crystal […]


Although the Middle East has avoided much of the global decline in airfreight traffic, regional airlines are still feeling pressure on their freight yields, according to a senior airfreight executive. “Airfreight charges are always market driven and pressure on yield during the global recession has been plainly evident,” Des Vertannes, executive VP, Etihad Airways Crystal Cargo said according to an Emirates Business report.

“It is therefore important we, and the industry at large, continue to focus on stripping out costs and deliver greater efficiency. One example would be the speedier adoption of e-freight,” he added.