Air cargo industry players and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are pushing for the development of an all-cargo specific regulatory framework to reflect the sector’s status as distinct to passenger aviation.

Ahead of ICAO’s high-level conference on Covid-19 to be held October 12-22, director general of the Global Express Association Carlos Grau Tanner and TIACA director general Glyn Hughes called on the UN body to adopt a differentiated, open and flexible economic regime for cargo air services.

In a joint statement, Hughes and Tanners’  argued that the pandemic had exposed the “inefficiencies that still exist in air cargo networks”, which are caused by “outdated policies” while it has also supported the view that passenger and cargo industries are completely different business models and require “unique and specifically tailored regulatory frameworks”.

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