Traffic

Emirates still continues to operate thirteen 777Fs

Fresh flower shipments propel volumes in February

February 14, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Today on Valentine’s Day, much of the air cargo industry has reason to celebrate. If not for the chalky, sugary, heart-shaped candies with sappy phrases inscribed on them, or for that special loved one, then definitely for the seasonal boost resulting from fresh-cut flower shipments across the globe. In celebration ofRead More

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

February 9, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. InRead More

2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

February 2, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2016, showing a 9.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 11%. The IATA December result was the highest gain recordedRead More

Amazon Prime One

E-commerce and express traffic drive growth at Seattle’s airport in 2016

January 30, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Last year, Seattle-based Amazon launched a dedicated air freight network, “Prime Air” and began carrying cargo between major distribution centers in the United States with a fleet of 767 freighters operated operated by Atlas Air and ATSG. With initial plans that call for a fleet of forty aircraft by 2020, atRead More

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

January 23, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Almost unanimously, Europe’s major airports have reason to rejoice as they reflect on their 2016 cargo handles, which on average, were up 6.8% over 2015. Though many of the region’s legacy carriers grew in parallel, increased tonnage at European airports in 2016 was strongly reinforced by the influx of newRead More

Hong Kong Airport and its tenants finish strong in December

Hong Kong Airport and its tenants finish strong in December

January 19, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

For a year that started off in the red, 2016 ended on a high-note for Hong Kong International Airport, its handlers, and major carriers operating at the airport. Both Hactl and Cathay Pacific Airways reported strong y-o-y gains in December, and for the full year 2016.  Of course, when examining full-yearRead More

2016 ends with surging cargo demand

2016 ends with surging cargo demand

January 17, 2017 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have now reported their December results, and all indicators point to extremely strong growth in air freight demand — likely the strongest in years. A quick look at the chart at right gives the impression that double-digit growth has become the norm. AfterRead More

What stands between Brussels Airport and another great cargo year?

What stands between Brussels Airport and another great cargo year?

January 13, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

What could stem rapidly expanding cargo operations at Brussels Airport? Trump, economic uncertainty, and Brexit would all have been acceptable answers, but these days it is the Brussels Government that stands between BRU and continued cargo growth. Unless opinions can be swayed, beginning 1 March, the Brussels government will abolishRead More