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Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers, Earnings, News, Strategy, Traffic October 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

Yesterday, Korean Air took delivery of its twelfth 777F (62697),  as part of a plan to renew a fleet once heavily-reliant on 747-400BCFs and 400ERFs. This unit is on lease from GECAS, and was the fifth aircraft included as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal for five 777Fs between Korean AirRead More

The EU Commission has revived its case against 11 airlines for their alleged participation in a cargo cartel.

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Airports, Carriers, News, Traffic October 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

When we summarized the worldwide air freight data from August, we predicted that, while demand would stay strong through September, the year-over-year percentage increase would probably show a slight decline. Why? Because it was in September 2016 that demand growth began to accelerate, making the year-over-year comparisons tougher. Looking backRead More

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

Asia, Conversions, E-Commerce, Express, News October 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

After more than a year during which the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration took little action towards approving new start-up cargo airlines (we recall Guangzhou-based Longhao was the last new venture to receive its AOC in December 2016, and subsequently commence commercial service in March 2017), there is suddenly a flurryRead More

Emirates, Cargolux to codeshare for cargo

Emirates, Cargolux to codeshare for cargo

News October 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

This week, Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines expanded the scope of a “strategic operational partnership” the two carriers reached in May of this year to include codesharing for air cargo shipments. As part of the agreement, both airlines will be able to sell space on network-wide flights operated by eitherRead More

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3 predictions for air cargo in 2020

E-Commerce, News, Strategy October 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

Last week, our sister publication Air Cargo World, presented its second annual ELEVATE conference in Miami, providing a deep-dive into how digitalization and innovation are rapidly altering the air freight logistics industry. Trends like the e-commerce revolution, and the subsequent emergence of new players in the logistics space have madeRead More

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

Slot squeeze at Schiphol brings new ABC flights to Liege

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News October 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

Beginning this coming winter, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo will commence scheduled 747F freighter flights to Liege (LGG), connecting airports in Asia, Europe and North America with what could eventually ramp-up to as many as 12 weekly flights. The move to Liege is part of a contingency plan to deal with landing slotRead More

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos October 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passengerRead More

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Capacity & Demand, News October 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, we predicted that when worldwide data were available for August, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand well into double digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their August analyses, and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand did indeed growRead More