Articles by: David Harris

Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Earnings, News August 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

The Cathay Pacific Group reported a net loss of US$262 million in the first half of 2017, down from a profit of $45 million in 1H16, as the carrier’s passenger business struggled in the face of increasing competition from airlines based in mainland China. On the cargo side, however, thereRead More

The future of drones [VIDEO]

The future of drones [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Asia, Photos+Videos August 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

In the aviation industry, the future may belong to drones, but, as this video shows, there are still problems… And, of course, not all trouble comes from below…

Double-digit demand growth continues in July

Double-digit demand growth continues in July

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Traffic August 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

July results are now in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, and it appears that growth in demand for air freight is continuing to be very strong. Some carriers and airports saw better results in July than in June, while others reported smaller gains, but theRead More

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

Events, Express, Photos+Videos August 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with Rajesh (Raj) Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, for FedEx Corp. Subramaniam has a rich history at FedEx. After joining the marketing team in Memphis in 1991,Read More

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos August 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

To finish off our multi-part analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers in 2016, and to give you some good weekend viewing, here is a series of videos of the carriers at the top of the list. If you wish to read the full analysis, Part I is here, PartRead More

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers Part III: The big picture

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers Part III: The big picture

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Express, Traffic August 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

Today, in Part III of our annual analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers, we step back from the rankings of individual carriers to see what those rankings tell us about the air freight and express market in general in 2016. (You can read Part I here, and Part IIRead More

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Traffic August 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

A month ago, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.8% y-o-y increase in its June cargo handle to 155,000 tonnes, its biggest year-over-year gain this year. Well, that was June, and Pactl’s July results are even stronger. PactlRead More

The World’s top 50 cargo carriers Part II — what’s with the data?

The World’s top 50 cargo carriers Part II — what’s with the data?

Carriers, News, Strategy, Traffic August 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis we included a chart showing our best estimate of the international, domestic, and total cargo traffic (including mail and both scheduled and charter freight) flown by the top fifty carrier groups worldwide. But why do we call it our “best estimate,” and howRead More