The birth of Astar Air Cargo, which celebrated its first anniversary in July, was not particularly painful, but sticky questions of legitimacy were raised from the outset by UPS and FedEx, rivals of DHL Worldwide Express, from whence the new carrier traces its parentage. A four-year campaign by the two package/express giants to have the airline declared illegitimate finally was put to rest in May when the US Dept. of Transportation determined that Astar complies with federal law forbidding ...

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