Airlines Turn to Flying Cargo Missions
As passenger levels drop, airlines have turned to repurposing some passenger aircraft to flying cargo missions. Since air freight demand has fallen very little and the need to transport medical supplies and food have become more important this represents a way for airlines to keep some of their aircraft flying.
Passenger aircraft regularly fly cargo, along with baggage, in the belly of the plane so in this time of crisis that space can now be fully utilized for cargo. If that cargo will also be carried in the passenger cabin; however, regulatory and safety considerations come into play. Operators will need to be sure that they take this into consideration as they repurpose aircraft.