“In the past, exporters could choose and choose their airlines, but now they have to work more collectively during the off-season to get the place in high season.” As the “peak season” approaches, airlines will have to make up for some of the losses in the first half, but it seems unlikely that forwarders are currently booking high-priced space. The wrong market and the efforts of road hauliers to achieve the right capacity at the right price have generated interest in indexed agreements where an interest rate is linked to an index and is in line with the index, so that carriers can always pay the right price. In an interview with The Loadstar at FruitLogistica in Berlin, Bosman said his company would “definitely” sign block space agreements. “Last year`s peak season was the first time we had to sign a block agreement for flights from London Heathrow,” Bosman said. “We signed them for other gateways, of course, but it was new for Heathrow, as we recognized, if we didn`t, we would fight. We were also one of the only carriers to do that. An Asian charter broker told The Loadstar: “The forwarders are trying to get out of block agreements. They`re all fighting right now. For the perishable goods sector, the problem has become increasingly urgent, as airlines are forced to choose between the space of less-paid perishable goods or other better-paid goods. One carrier said it would not be unreasonable for a carrier to “blow on the goods that make more money.” “We think the market has changed,” said Essa Al-Saleh, Managing Director of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. “Over the last two years, the focus has been on block agreements, but that is changing.” Extending the 1995 agreement of a cross-border open skies agreement to an open skies agreement that maximizes competition between airlines in the market, including activities outside and outside the territory of the contracting parties, with minimal state intervention and regulation; and “international air transport,” air transport crossing airspace over the territory of more than one state; Due to the increase in demand – which is mainly due to the increase in e-commerce turnover – road hauliers in the perishable goods sector must decide whether to sign bulk contracts or lose space. Each contracting party may, at any time, communicate in writing to the other party its decision to denounce this agreement. This notification is sent simultaneously to the International Civil Aviation Organization.
This agreement expires at midnight (at the receipt of the notification to the other party) just before the first anniversary of the receipt of the notification by the other party, unless the notice is revoked with the agreement of the contracting parties before the expiry of that period. In the absence of an acknowledgement by the other party, the notification is deemed to be fourteen (14) days after receiving the notification by the International Civil Aviation Organization. “If an airline can get more from another sector through perishable goods, it will create other barriers, which is why we are entering into these agreements in bulk.” The soft market encourages carriers to re-evaluate their bookings with airlines, to relax block zone agreements and to seek lower spot market rates.