May 05, 20 - 5:18 pm - LABS

The transport of mail by air is being hit by the shortage of flights, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that global air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis.

Owing to the drastic 95% reduction in passenger flights, which are typically used to transport mail, and a 25-30% increase in demand for e-commerce as customers and businesses resort to online purchasing in response to social distancing restrictions, postal administrations are facing a challenge in sending and delivering international mail, in particular, cross-continental mail. Read more about it.