I’m sure we’re not alone in thinking that the recent air cargo event in Munich, Germany was a ‘smashing’ success.

Oh sure, lots of meetings were held, business conducted, blablabla, but we reckon the true indicator was the amount of beer (and pretzels) consumed during the four-day event. Actually, we reckon the alcohol factor should be added to IATA’s arsenal of economic indicators. Just judging by the number of stands at the Munich exhibition that […]


Oh sure, lots of meetings were held, business conducted, blablabla, but we reckon the true indicator was the amount of beer (and pretzels) consumed during the four-day event. Actually, we reckon the alcohol factor should be added to IATA’s arsenal of economic indicators. Just judging by the number of stands at the Munich exhibition that were plying alcohol to ‘unsuspecting’ attendees pretty much indicates to us that the air cargo industry is in pretty darn good shape…. or, maybe it’s in such bad shape the alcohol was to help everyone forget…nahhh. The Bellyachers were busy tallying up the beers, wine and scotch being consumed to give you an authoritative, precise analysis of how the industry is doing, but somehow, try as we might, we lost count…oops.