Air freight shippers hit as volcanic ash plume hits transpacific capacity

Asia-US capacity is currently tight following the cancellation of a number of flights due to volcanic ash in the air. Space to Europe has also slimmed down after bad weather in Shanghai and Hong Kong impacted flights. A series of volcanic eruptions on Alaska’s Bogoslof Island triggered an ash cloud which caused several airlines to adjust their transpacific operations, creating ”very tight” space, according to one forwarder.

Source: IAM