Capacity & Demand

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

This month, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) will begin operating a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s forwarding subsidiary, DHL Global Forwardin. Separately, Orlando-based National Airlines announced it had placed two 747-400Fs with China-based BST Logistics. Do these deals sound familiar? They should. Atlas has recently inkedRead More

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas expands its fleet

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of theRead More

Chinese carriers to need more freighter conversions than initially forecasted

Chinese carriers to need more freighter conversions than initially forecasted

Asia, Capacity & Demand, News September 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

Boeing has released an updated version of its Current Market Outlook, which provides a more nuanced look at its expectations for the freighter market over the next twenty years, compared to the CMO released at this year’s Paris Air Show. The updated report is more upbeat regarding the Asia PacificRead More

Yes, July was great, but what about August?

Yes, July was great, but what about August?

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic September 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

Three weeks ago, based on reports of July performance from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when WorldACD and IATA released their comprehensive analyses in early September, we would see worldwide demand for air freight in July up between 11% and 12% y-o-y. LateRead More

Cargo loading in Hong Kong, one of the best-connected cities in the world. Photo: Wikimedia/James Shiu

The good times keep rolling in July

Asia, Capacity & Demand, Traffic September 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

Two weeks ago, when we analyzed the just-published July results from some of the world’s big carriers and airports, we predicted that when IATA and WorldACD published their detailed analyses of cargo traffic worldwide at the beginning of September, we would see air freight demand growth in July of 11% orRead More

Where have all the orders gone?

Where have all the orders gone?

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Express, News, Strategy August 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

What has happened to the market for production freighter aircraft? The conversion houses can hardly keep up with demand for narrowbody and medium widebody freighters, the news is full of stories of e-commerce driving big increases in demand for air freight, and airlines the world over are reporting increasing trafficRead More

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is in the midst of a period of phenomenal growth.

E-commerce drives China-Russia airfreight links

Aircraft, Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic August 22, 2017 at 10:37 am

The Express Logistics arm of China Post reached an agreement with the Russian Post to have its affiliate airline, Aviastar-TU operate a TU-204-100C freighter on scheduled thrice-weekly service between Novosibirsk and Hangzhou, according to a report in Xinhua. Although flight frequencies and capacity are relatively insignificant given the volumes movingRead More

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