Carriers

First look at August cargo results

First look at August cargo results

Airports, Asia, Carriers, Traffic September 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

August results are now in from some 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 August than in July, while others reported smaller gains, but theRead 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

IAI awarded STC for 737-700 P-to-F, Alaska Air Cargo to take redelivery

IAI awarded STC for 737-700 P-to-F, Alaska Air Cargo to take redelivery

Carriers, Conversions September 5, 2017 at 10:46 am

On Monday, Israel Aerospace Industries received an STC for its 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, and could redeliver the first freighter-converted 737-700F (30794) to Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo before the end of this week. Once redelivered, IAI, through its MRO and conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, will have redelivered not onlyRead More

Where have all the orders gone — Part II

Where have all the orders gone — Part II

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, Express, News, Strategy August 31, 2017 at 9:41 am

Yesterday we looked at the sudden drop-off in orders for production jet freighters — despite surging demand for air freight. You can read Part I here (including detailed charts of the orders, deliveries, and backlogs for all of Boeing’s and Airbus’ freighters). Today we turn to an analysis of theRead 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

HNA’s Suparna commits to Xi’an and Hahn as air freight hubs

HNA’s Suparna commits to Xi’an and Hahn as air freight hubs

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers, News August 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

On 28 August, a Suparna Airlines (previously Yangtze River Express, then Yangtze River Airlines) 747-400F departed the central-Chinese city of Xi’an, and headed for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany, where it landed eight hours later, formally inaugurating the carrier’s newest Xi’an – Hahn – Ordos, scheduled cargo route. Although Suparna, inRead More

Growing trade in perishables drives new cargo connections to Africa

Growing trade in perishables drives new cargo connections to Africa

Airports, Carriers, News August 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines today announced it would soon begin serving two new destinations in Africa, with flights to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo launching on 15 September, and service to Douala in Cameroon following soon after, on 3 October. Although the carrier expects to ferry a mix ofRead More

747 era draws to a close at EVA Air [VIDEO]

747 era draws to a close at EVA Air [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy August 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

EVA Air was founded in Taiwan in 1989, and, just three years later, began adding main-deck cargo capacity in the form of 747-400 combis. Taking advantage of the boom in trans-Pacific air freight demand (Taiwan was a major manufacturing center for goods destined for the US), EVA ramped up its cargoRead More