UPS Flying Some Europe-Bound Asian Freight To Istanbul

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) said Sunday that it has begun flying some Europe-bound Asian freight to Istanbul, Turkey, where it then will be trucked to its final destinations in a process expected to add up to three days to delivery schedules.

The effort marks the latest contingency plan as cargo carriers deal with the flying ban over much of Northern and Central Europe stemming from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ensuing ash cloud has grounded passenger planes as well.

"We just don't know what the dispersal of this ash cloud is going to be" ...

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