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Air Cargo Up 15 Percent From Peru To U.S.
Increased vegetable exports from Peru to the U.S. accounted for a 15% hike in air cargo volume for the first semester of the year, said Philippe Devietian, regional manager for Challenge Air Cargo. Domestic air cargo companies reported a 20% decrease, however, because they must use wet-leased aircraft, which hikes costs as much as 40%. This is one of the issues an FAA audit group will examine jointly with local civil aviation authorities when the group arrives next week.