DHL's plan to shift its US air lift from ABX Air and Astar Air Cargo to rival UPS leaves the fate of both airlines and the DHL-owned Wilmington, Ohio, air hub in limbo, with thousands of job losses and dozens of aircraft sales possible. The transition from ABX and Astar to UPS likely will take 12-18 months (ATWOnline, May 29). DHL hopes to finalize a contract with UPS within the next three months and likely won't be able to make any definitive moves until the exact language is determined. ...

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